Ornamental Horticulture is a career which involves the production and distribution of ornamental plants that are decorative and usually not used for food. California is the leading horticulture producer in the United States. Not only does California export horticulture products to the rest of the United States, but more importantly Californians use 70% of the plants produced in the state. People in California have developed a horticulture lifestyle and are interested in planting and enjoying the beauty of flowers, trees, and shrubs.
California is currently experiencing a shortage of trained people to work in the horticulture industry. In fact, the shortage is a critical factor in limiting industry expansion and growth.
At Mt. SAC you have an opportunity to learn about horticulture and join the trained professionals in this exciting career pathway.