• Landscape Practices

    Certificate

    The Landscape Practices certificate is designed for students whose concentration is within the landscape career path. Students participate in a laboratory-style practicum class which develops a full season’s experience in growing and caring for plants. Students are involved in the day-to-day operation and maintenance of CCC’s extensive greenhouse and landscape facilities, arboretum and turf management areas, including training with tools of the trade: mowers, rototillers, tractors, pesticide applicators, greenhouse equipment and pruning tools. Students also cultivate CCC’s award winning, All-American Selections Garden and landscape areas on the CCC campus.

    CCC’s Landscape and Horticulture programs are the only programs accredited in Oregon by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). This accreditation provides students with enhanced opportunities to follow national PLANET landscape industry professionals, to extend their knowledge about landscape standards and practices and to attend the National PLANET Student Career Days each year.

    Students may begin this program any term. Following the course offerings in the order listed is encouraged unless otherwise advised by the Horticulture advisor. The program includes a cooperative work experience class and working with a horticultural employer.

    Program Outcomes

    Program outcomes should include the skills necessary for entry-level employment in landscape design, landscape installation, maintenance of landscapes, tree care industry and supply/equipment sales.

    Careers

    Career opportunities include equipment sales, landscape design, installation and maintenance contractor, arborist, turf management, estate gardening, parks department personnel and groundskeepers.

    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. Landscape students planning to continue their studies at a four-year college should consult the Horticulture advisor to obtain the most recent transfer information.

    Landscape Practices

    • Complete the following requirements.

    • HOR-224 Landscape Installation 
      • TAKE HOR-225 OR HOR-226.
      HOR-225 Principles of Arboriculture 
      HOR-226 Plant Identification/Fall 
      • TAKE HOR-229 OR HOR-123.
      HOR-229 Basic Landscape Design 
      HOR-123 Landscape Maintenance 
      HOR-235 Weed Identification 
      HOR-236 Insect Identification 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • BA-250 Small Business Management 
      HOR-132 Pesticide Selection & Use 
      HOR-231 Irrigation & Drainage Design 
      • TAKE HOR-234 OR HOR-230.
      HOR-234 Intermediate Landscape Design 
      HOR-230 Equipment Operation and Maintenance 
      • TAKE HOR-239 OR HOR-227.
      HOR-239 Tree Climber Training 
      HOR-227 Plant Identification/Winter 
    • Complete the following requirement.

    • HOR-140 Soils & Fertilizers 
      HOR-145 Turf Installation and Maintenance 
      HOR-247 Hardscape Installation 
      HOR-228 Plant Identification/Spring 
      HOR-280 Horticulture/CWE 
  • 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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