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Horticulture Degrees & Certificates

Students can choose from four different degree programs and 12 certificate programs.

Degree Programs

Equipment Technology

Equipment Technology  This program provides training on various landscape industry equipment, from selection and operation to repair and maintenance of it.     This program gives students the skills to work in landscape equipment sales or to become landscape equipment mechanics or        
   equipment operators.



Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management  Students who go through this program, combined with two years of industry experience, can then attain a pest control adviser license       and become a private consultant or work in sales of landscape, fertilizer or pesticide distributor. They can also apply for a qualified    applicator certification license, which allows them to apply pesticides in a highly-regulated and lucrative industry in California. 



Ornamental Horticulture

 Landscape DesignThis program will give students the basics of horticulture (essentially, how plants grow), and they can then choose a specialization of  interest, such as: water management, urban forestry, the nursery industry, botanical gardens , plant collection maintenance, the floral  industry, or landscape design and maintenance. 


Park & Sports Turf Management 

Park & Sports Turf Management football game Enter the specialized area of turf management and learn about the design, installation and maintenance of athletic fields (both natural  and synthetic) found at elementary schools, city parks, country clubs, colleges and professional sports fields. Students will develop the  knowledge and skills to become golf course superintendents, professional groundskeepers or park managers.


Certificate Programs

  • Horticulture Science
  • Interior Landscaping
  • Landscape and Park Maintenance
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Design I
  • Landscape Design II
  • Landscape Equipment Technology
  • Landscape Irrigation
  • Nursery Management
  • Park Management
  • Sports Turf Management
  • Tree Care and Maintenance