Horticulture Program

Horticulture Program

Horticulture Program


Cultivate Your Skills & Grow Your Future

Awaken your passion for Horticulture. Discover more with Mt. SAC's hands on programs:

Featured Programs:
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Park & Sports Turf Management
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The Horticulture Program at Mt. SAC offers many degrees and certificate programs designed to prepare students for careers in the broad field of ornamental horticulture, park & sports turf managementintegrated pest management, and equipment technology. Students learn basic theory in the classroom and then apply it in hands-on learning outdoors. 

Why choose our program?

    • Program Diversity
      We offer four degrees and 12 certificates to choose from depending on your area of career interest.
    • Award Winning Student Teams
      You can join our nationally-acclaimed student teams to compete and sharpen your knowledge and skills while building your resume. 
    • Industry Connections
      We have a well-known reputation of expert faculty and strong industry connections.
    • Incredible Facilities 
      Our "outdoor laboratories" include a 110-acre farm, 10-acre nursery for plant production, 12,000 square feet of green houses and 56,000 square feet of share house space.
    • Work Experience Programs
      Students become prepared through work experience programs and are ready to transfer to a university and earn a four-year degree.
Work Experience

Work Experience Programs requires student to attend an orientation to obtain required paperwork for the course. Orientation must be completed before the course begins.  Students that fail to attend  orientation may be in jeopardy of losing their seat in the class. Work Experience documents will be issued via canvas to only those student enrolled in the course. A minimum of 60 unpaid/75 paid hours of work required per unit.

Events & Updates

Explore the Plant Science ADT with the Magic Mountie Podcast!

Student Cherise Hunt interviews Professor Jennifer Hinostroza about the Plant Science ADT in an episode of Mt. SAC's "Magic Mountie Podcast."  You can find this episode of the podcast at the following links:


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Featured Events
Mt. SAC Horticulture Hidden Gems
Demonstration Gardens
Demonstration Garden
The Demonstration Garden was designed and built by students to display the different uses of plants. Horticulture classes utilize the garden for plant identification as well as irrigation management. The garden has a large variety of plants including bamboo, succulents, cactus, and fruit trees. 
Koi Pond
The Koi Pond at Mt. SAC
The Koi Pond is the crown jewel of Mt. SAC, designed and built by prior students. The pond features a tranquil, shaded garden with a seating area that contains Japanese Maples and Cycads.  
Wiffleball Field
The Wiffleball Field is located outside Building 80. The field is utilized for the Sports Turf Management Program, which enables students to receive hands-on experience and training. 

Our Professors

  • Brian Scott
    Department Chair & Professor
  • Jennifer Hinostroza
  • Chaz Perea
Horticulture Program

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Horticulture Facebook