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Horticulture Program

Horticulture Program

Horticulture Program


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.
Events & Updates

New Student Mentor Program!
We have launched our new student mentor program for horticulture students!  Do you have questions and don't know where to find the answers?  Your fellow students are here to help!

Plenty Vertical Farm
Plenty is an indoor vertical farm that produces craveable leafygreens and we're currently hiring teammates to help bring our newest farm to life in Compton.

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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
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