Horticulture & Park Management

Career Pathways

The Ornamental Horticulture Program at Mt. San Antonio College is one of the largest in California. It serves Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside Counties. The classes offered prepare the individual for a career in many different areas of horticulture, such as: 

    • Nursery Management: The propagation, scheduling, production, and marketing of ornamental plants.
    • Interior Landscaping: The design, selection and care of plants for interior situations such as malls, office buildings, and residences.
    • Retail Garden Center Sales and Management: Selling and marketing of plants, plant products, pesticides, fertilizers and horticultural equipment.
    • Landscape Maintenance: Care and management of landscape plantings in home gardens, industrial parks, condominium complexes, schools and institutions.
    • Landscape Contracting: Installation and construction of landscape plantings, decks, fences, pools, outdoor lighting, irrigation systems, patios, walks and retaining walls.
    • Turf Management: Maintenance of golf courses, parks, athletic fields, cemeteries and other large turf areas.
    • Arboriculture: Care and culture of woody plants, including tree pruning, cabling and bracing.
    • Pest Control: Identification and control (chemical, biological and cultural) of insects, diseases and weed pests in the landscape.
    • Landscape Design: Site and client analysis, planning the outdoor environment, including the preparation of drawings and planting plans
    • Floral Design: The design and preparation of flower arrangements for weddings, corsages, funerals and special occasions.
    • Horticultural Equipment Operations: The selection, operation and maintenance of horticultural equipment.
    • Landscape Irrigation Design and Application: The design, installation and maintenance of irrigation systems. 

 

Career Options

    • Nursery Management
      • Wholesale Production Nursery Propagator
        • Inventory Controller
        • Field Foreperson
        • Field Superintendent
        • Manager
        • Salesperson
        • Sales Manager
        • Shipping Foreperson
        • Broker
      • Wholesale Production of Seeds
        • Breeder Propagator
        • Independent Grower
        • Sales Manager
        • Salesperson and Dealer
    • Retail Nursery and Garden Center
      • General Manager
      • Buyer
      • Division Manager
      • Plant Doctor (Horticulturist)
      • Landscape Designer
      • Salesperson
      • Floral Designer
      • Maintenance Person
      • Delivery Person (Truck Driver)
    • Arboretum, Botanical Garden, and Horticulture Garden
      • Director
      • Superintendent of Operations
      • Educational Director
      • Curator
      • Librarian
      • Writer
      • Propagator
      • Researcher
      • Greenhouse Manager
    • Education and Research
      • Extension Agent (Farm Advisor)
      • Private Horticultural Consultant
      • Garden Writer
      • Ornamental Horticulture Instructors
        • High School
        • Community College
        • University
          • Landscape Design
          • Landscape Contracting
          • Floriculture Production
          • Diseases and Pests
          • Floral Design
          • Management
      • Research Scientists
      • Research Technicians
      • Plant Inspector
      • Horticulture Therapy
    • Landscape Industry
      • Landscape Contracting
        • Landscape Designer
        • Landscape Estimator
        • Landscape Contractor
        • Landscape Construction Crew Foreperson
        • Landscape Maintenance Foreperson
        • Landscape Gardener
        • Salesperson
        • Landscape Draftsperson
      • Turf Management
        • Greenskeeper
        • Greenskeeper, Head Foreperson
        • Turf Grower
    • Parks Management
      • Parks Service Manager
      • Parks Maintenance Supervisor
      • Groundskeeper
    • Interior Landscape
      • Designer - Salesperson
      • Contractor (Installer)
      • Contractor, Rental and/or Maintenance
    • Arboriculture
      • Urban Forester
      • Tree Trimmer
      • Tree Trimming Foreperson
      • Tree Surgeon
    • Floriculture and Design
      • Production
        • Grower
        • Production Superintendent or Foreperson
      • Marketing Manager
        • Propagator
        • Inventory Controller
    • Wholesale Commission
      • Florist
      • Manager
      • Buyer
      • Sales Manager
      • Salesperson
      • Route Salesperson
    • Retail Florist
      • Store Manager
      • Sales Clerk
      • Head Designer
      • Designer
      • Wire Service Field Representative
      • Panel or Show Designer

Mt. San Antonio College

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