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Contact: Agricultural SciencesTitle: DepartmentContact: agsci@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Horticulture Science

Natural Sciences Division
Certificate N0489

This certificate is designed to give students basic knowledge and skills pertaining to horticulture science.

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Nursery and Greenhouse Managers

      Nursery and Greenhouse Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9013.01

      Plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $77.27

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $64,434.42
      Annual Job Openings
      5,900

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators

      Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators

      SOC Career Code: 37-3012.00

      Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $48.31

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $42,765.35
      Annual Job Openings
      460

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
How to Complete the Program

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Why Choose Our Program?

Hands on experience that provides the student a combination of practical skills and technical knowledge;

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  • Horticulture Science

    Natural Sciences Division
    Certificate N0489

    This certificate is designed to give students basic knowledge and skills pertaining to horticulture science.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AGOR 1Horticultural Science3
    AGOR 24Integrated Pest Management3
    AGOR 29Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous3
    AGOR 30Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs3
    AGOR 39Turf Grass Production and Management3
    AGOR 50Soil Science and Management3
    Total Units18

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Ornamental Horticulture, AS

    Natural Sciences Division
    The courses in ornamental horticulture are designed to enable students to prepare for exciting careers in the essential and diverse horticulture profession. Careers in nursery management, retail garden centers, landscape design, installation and maintenance, arboretum and botanic gardens, arboriculture, interior landscaping, education, and research are just some of the options.

    This degree is part of our comprehensive agricultural sciences program. Our program is unique in that most courses provide hands-on experience and are designed to give the student a combination of practical skills and technical knowledge. Students who intend to transfer should meet with a counselor or advisor to check the lower division requirements in the catalog of the college or university which they will attend and also the semester and year in which courses are offered.

    Listed below are the courses needed to satisfy major requirements. It is recommended that students consult with the department chairperson, advisor or counselor to file an educational plan. For additional information, please call the Agricultural Sciences Department, ext. 4540, or visit the Mt. SAC Web site at Agricultural Sciences.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AGAG 1Food Production, Land Use, and Politics - A Global Perspective3
    AGOR 1Horticultural Science3
    AGOR 2Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Management3
    AGOR 13Landscape Design3
    AGOR 24Integrated Pest Management3
    AGOR 29Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous3
    AGOR 30Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs3
    AGOR 32Landscaping and Nursery Management3
    AGOR 39Turf Grass Production and Management3
    AGOR 50Soil Science and Management3
    AGOR 62Irrigation Principles and Design3
    AGOR 71Construction Fundamentals3
    Complete one to four units from the following course:
    AGOR 91Work Experience in Horticulture1-4
    Choose six units from the following:6
    AGOR 15
    Interior Landscaping
    AGOR 35
    Ornamental Plants for Southwest Climates
    AGOR 40
    Sports Turf Management
    AGOR 51
    Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations
    AGOR 53
    Small Engine Repair I
    AGOR 63
    Irrigation Systems Management
    AGOR 72
    Landscape Hardscape Applications
    AGOR 75
    Urban Arboriculture
    CISB 15
    Microcomputer Applications
    Total Units43-46

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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Department Contact

Contact: Agricultural SciencesTitle: DepartmentContact: agsci@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 3:30 PMLocation: Building 80-2301Phone: (909)-274-4540