• Horticulture

    Certificate

    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    The Horticulture Department provides quality education and training for industry and community members. Greenhouse, nursery, landscapeand urban agriculture courses integrate technical knowledge, critical thinking and environmental stewardship appropriate for the 21st century.

    Horticulture is a hands-on, broad-based curriculum where all students participate in a laboratory-style practicum class which develops a full season’s experience in growing and caring for plants. Learning activities involve students in the day-to-day operation of a wide range of power and hand tools used in the trade, including: landscape mowers, rototillers, computers, tractors, skid steer loader, pruning tools and greenhouse equipment. Students cultivate plants in CCC’s extensive landscape and greenhouse facilities, includeing: the Water-Efficient Demonstration Garden, All-American Selections Display Garden, Annual Display Garden, Herb Garden, Perennial Garden, Certified Landscape Technician Test site, Farm site and several greenhouses.

    Students may begin this program any term. Degree options include a one-year certificate program or a two-year associate’s degree program. Following the course offerings in the order listed is not required, but will allow for completion in the one or two year period.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Horticulture AAS Degree

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • demonstrate a broad range of skills in the production and maintenance of plants, including: safe use of tools and equipment, propagation from seeds and cuttings, landscape maintenance activities, growing in a greenhouse environment, and vegetable bed preparation;
    • identify common woody plants in the landscape,
    • recognize and evaluate key pests and propose solutions based on IPM strategies,
    • use a basic understanding of plant biology and soil science to make sound decisions in the production and maintenance of plants,
    • display effective decision making, time management and project management skills in the horticulture industry;
    • communicate effectively with co-workers and customers through speaking, writing and computer technology;
    • pass the ODA Pesticide Laws & Safety exam, and an applicator exam.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Horticulture Certificate Degree

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • demonstrate a broad range of skills in the production and maintenance of plants, including: safe use of tools and equipment, propagation from seeds and cuttings, landscape maintenance activities, growing in a greenhouse environment, and vegetable bed preparation;
    • identify common woody plants in the landscape,
    • implement IPM strategies in the horticulture industry,
    • use a basic understanding of plant biology and soil science to make sound decisions in the production and maintenance of plants,
    • effectively communicate with co-workers and customers through speaking, writing, and computer technology;
    • pass the ODA Pesticide Laws & Safety exam.

    Students are eligible to sit for the Oregon Certified Nursery Professional Exam. Students completing the Horticulture Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree with a 2.5 GPA or higher, are eligible to take the Oregon Landscape Contractors License exam.

    CAREERS

    Career opportunities include nursery and garden center manager and associate, nursery production, greenhouse grower, organic food production, supply and equipment sales, landscape design, installation and maintenance worker, parks department personnel and groundskeeper.

    For information contact Renee Harber, Horticulture advisor, 503-594-3294 or rharber@clackamas.edu

    OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY TRANSFER AGREEMENT

    Some horticulture classes transfer to Oregon State University as part of a bachelor’s degree. Horticulture students planning to continue their studies at a four-year college should consult the Horticulture advisor to obtain the most recent transfer information.

    OSU Transfer courses

    COURSE Credits

    HOR-215 Herbaceous Perennials 3

    HOR-226 Plant Identification/Fall 3

    HOR-227 Plant Identification/Winter 3

    HOR-228 Plant Identification/Spring 3

    Horticulture Certificate

    FALL TERM Credits

    CS-091 Computers for New Users II 2

    HOR-111 Horticulture Practicum/Fall 2

    HOR-115 Horticulture Safety 1

    HOR-122 Greenhouse Crops-Potted Plants

    or HOR-224 Landscape Installation 3

    HOR-223 Horticulture Science 3

    HOR-226 Plant Identification/Fall 3

    MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I

    or MTH-065 Algebra II (or higher level math) 3-5

    WINTER TERM Credits

    HOR-130 Plant Propagation Theory

    or HOR-131 Tree & Shrub Pruning 3

    HOR-133 Horticulture Practicum/Winter 2

    HOR-216 Integrated Pest Management 3

    HOR-222 Horticultural Computer Applications 2

    HOR-227 Plant Identification/Winter 3

    SPRING TERM Credits

    BA-285 Human Relations in Business

    or COMM-100*** Basic Speech Communication 3-4

    HOR-112 Horticulture Career Exploration 2

    HOR-120 Pesticide Laws & Safety 1

    HOR-140 Soils 3

    HOR-142 Greenhouse Crops-Bedding Plants

    or HOR-145 Turf Installation & Maintenance 2-3

    HOR-143 Horticulture Practicum/Spring 2

    HOR-228 Plant Identification/Spring 3

    SUMMER TERM Credits

    HOR-280 Horticulture/CWE 3

    WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing

    or WR-121 English Composition 3-4

    Credits required for certificate 52-57

    Horticulture Associate of Applied Science Degree: 1st year

    FALL TERM Credits

    CS-091 Computers for New Users II 2

    HOR-111 Horticulture Practicum/Fall 2

    HOR-115 Horticulture Safety 1

    HOR-122 Greenhouse Crops-Potted Plants

    or HOR-224 Landscape Installation 3

    HOR-223 Horticulture Science 3

    HOR-226 Plant Identification/Fall 3

    MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I

    or MTH-065 Algebra II (or higher level math) 3-5

    WINTER TERM Credits

    HOR-130 Plant Propagation Theory

    or HOR-131 Tree & Shrub Pruning 3

    HOR-133 Horticulture Practicum/Winter 2

    HOR-216 Integrated Pest Management 3

    HOR-222 Horticultural Computer Applications 2

    HOR-227 Plant Identification/Winter 3

    SPRING TERM Credits

    HOR-112 Horticulture Career Exploration 2

    HOR-120 Pesticide Laws & Safety 1

    HOR-140 Soils 3

    HOR-142 Greenhouse Crops-Bedding Plants

    or HOR-145 Turf Installation & Maintenance 2-3

    HOR-143 Horticulture Practicum/Spring 2

    HOR-228 Plant Identification/Spring 3

    SUMMER TERM Credits

    HOR-281 Horticulture/CWE

    or HOR-280 Horticulture/CWE and HOR-282 Horticulture/CWE 6

    Horticulture Associate of Applied Science Degree: 2nd year

    FALL TERM Credits

    HOR-235 Weed Identification

    or HOR-236 Insect Identification 2

    SPN-101 First Year Spanish 4

    WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing

    or WR-121 English Composition 3-4

    — — Horticulture program electives 6

    WINTER TERM Credits

    BA-119 Project Management Practices 2

    BA-250 Small Business Management 3

    HOR-230 Equipment Operation & Maintenance 2

    HOR-231 Irrigation & Drainage Design 3

    HOR-237 Disease Identification 2

    — — Horticulture program electives 3

    SPRING TERM Credits

    BA-285 Human Relations in Business

    or COMM-100*** Basic Speech Communication 3-4

    HE-252** First Aid/CPR 3

    HOR-240 Irrigation & Drainage Practices 3

    — — Horticulture program electives 5

    Credits required for degree 93-97

    HORTICULTURE PROGRAM ELECTIVES

    COURSE Credits

    HOR-114 Garden Design 1

    HOR-122 Greenhouse Crops—Potted Plants 3

    or HOR-124 Food Harvest 3

    HOR-123 Landscape Maintenance 3

    HOR-125 Food Production in the Willamette Valley 3

    HOR-126* Landscape Water Features 1

    HOR-127* Landscape Lighting 1

    HOR-128* Landscape Stones & Pavers 1

    HOR-129* Landscape Decks & Fences 1

    HOR-130 Plant Propagation Theory 3

    or HOR-131 Tree & Shrub Pruning 3

    HOR-134 Herb Growing & Gardening 1

    HOR-135 Propagation of Edible Plants 3

    HOR-142 Greenhouse Crops—Bedding Plants 3

    or HOR-145 Turf Installation & Maintenance 2

    HOR-144 Basic Pruning 1

    HOR-146 Fruit & Berry Growing 3

    HOR-148 Farm Equipment 3

    HOR-211 Native Plant Identification 1

    HOR-212 Flower Arranger’s Garden 3

    HOR-213 Computer-Aided Landscape Design 3

    HOR-215 Herbaceous Perennial Plants 3

    HOR-216 Integrated Pest Management 3

    HOR-220 Plant Propagation/Fall 3

    HOR-224 Landscape Installation 3

    HOR-225* Principles of Arboriculture 3

    HOR-229* Introduction to Landscape Design 3

    HOR-231 Irrigation & Drainage Design 3

    HOR-232* Commercial Floral Design 3

    HOR-234 Intermediate Landscape Design 3

    HOR-235 Weed Identification

    or HOR-236 Insect Identification 2

    HOR-239 Tree Climber Training 2

    HOR-240 Irrigation & Drainage Practices 3

    HOR-241* Nursery Management 3

    HOR-242 Plant Propagation/Spring 3

    HOR-244* Environmental Landscape Design 3

    HOR-246 Organic Farming & Gardening 3

    HOR-248 Flower Arranger’s Garden/Spring 3

    HOR-250 Western Herbs 2

    HOR-251 Herbal Products 1

    HOR-252 Kitchen Herbs 1

    HOR-281 Horticulture/CWE 6

    or HOR-280 Horticulture/CWE 3

    HOR-282 Horticulture/CWE 3

    *Offered alternate years
    **Course may be waived with current CPR certification
    ***COMM-100 may be substituted by taking all of the following:
    COMM-100A, COMM-100B and COMM-100C

  • Contact our Horticulture Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Email us: lorettam@clackamas.edu

    Call us: 503-594-3292

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