• Landscape

    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    The Landscape certificate and degree programs are designed for students whose concentration is within the landscape career path. Students participate in a laboratorystyle 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, AllAmerican 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 landscaping standards, to network with 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.

    Students completing the Landscape Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree with a 2.5 GPA or higher are eligible to take the Oregon Landscape Contractors License Exam.


    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 - Year 1

    • Complete the following requirements.

    • HOR-111 Horticulture Practicum/Fall 
      HOR-224 Landscape Installation 
      HOR-226 Plant Identification/Fall 
      • TAKE MTH-050 OR MTH-065.
      MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I 
      MTH-065 Algebra II 
      • TAKE WR-101 OR WR-121.
      WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing 
      WR-121 English Composition 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • HOR-131 Tree & Shrub Pruning/Winter 
      HOR-132 Pesticide Selection & Use 
      HOR-133 Horticulture Practicum/Winter 
      HOR-222 Horticultural Computer Applications 
      HOR-227 Plant Identification/Winter 
    • Complete the following requirements.

      • TAKE BA-285 OR COMM-100.
      BA-285 Human Relations in Business 
      COMM-100 Basic Speech Communication 
      HOR-140 Soils & Fertilizers 
      HOR-143 Horticulture Practicum/Spring 
      HOR-145 Turf Installation and Maintenance 
      HOR-228 Plant Identification/Spring 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • HOR-239 Tree Climber Training 
      • TAKE 6 CREDITS OF HOR-281, HOR-280 OR HOR-282.
      HOR-281 Horticulture/CWE 
      HOR-280 Horticulture/CWE 
      HOR-282 Horticulture/CWE 

    Landscape - Year 2

    • Complete the following requirements.

      • TAKE HOR-123 OR HOR-225.
      HOR-123 Landscape Maintenance 
      HOR-225 Principles of Arboriculture 
      HOR-229 Basic Landscape Design 
      • TAKE HOR-235 OR HOR-236.
      HOR-235 Weed Identification 
      HOR-236 Insect Identification 
      SPN-101 First-Year Spanish
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • BA-250 Small Business Management 
      HOR-230 Equipment Operation and Maintenance 
      HOR-231 Irrigation & Drainage Design 
      HOR-234 Intermediate Landscape Design 
      HOR-237 Disease Identification 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • HE-252 First Aid/CPR 
      HOR-147 Marketing Water Efficient Landscaping 
      HOR-240 Irrigation and Drainage Practices 
      HOR-247 Hardscape Installation 
      • TAKE HOR-213 OR HOR-244.
      HOR-213 Computer-Aided Landscape Design 
      HOR-244 Environmental Landscape Design 
  • 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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