• Horticulture Department

    horticulture department at CCC 300x200 Let's face it —cubicle life is not for everyone  

    Love the idea of working outside in a growing, hands-on field? If you're looking for a career that combines art and science, as well as a balance between physical and intellectual work, CCC offers three areas of plant study that can get you out of the office and in contact with nature. CCC's horticulture department include horticulture, landscape and urban agriculture programs and students may begin any term!

     For more information or to enroll, contact Renee Harber, Horticulture Department Advisor, at 503 594 3294 or by email at rharber@clackamas.edu

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      Horticulture Landscape Urban Agriculture
    What is it? Prepare yourself with a broad range of skills for a career working in the art, science, technology or business of growing and caring for plants.
    As a professional in this industry, you'll work to improve the health, function and physical appearance of green living spaces throughout the community.
    Farming offers a rewarding path for people with a passion for environmental stewardship, locally grown food, global nutrition, food security and working in the great outdoors.  Farmers are entrepreneurs, innovators, idealists and community leaders.
    Degree/
    certificate
    Areas of study Perennial plants, greenhouse crops, herb growing, nursery management, garden design, turf grass, propagation Water features, landscape lighting, arboriculture, equipment operation, plant identification, soils Fruit and berry growing, farm equipment, organic farming and gardening, propagation of edibles
    Careers
    • Nursery or garden center manager
    • Nursery production
    • Greenhouse grower
    • Supply and equipment sales
    • Plant propagator
    • Plant heath technician
    • Landscape maintenance
    • Tree care
    • Irrigation technician
    • Landscape designer
    • Self employed contractor
    • Golf course management
    • Farm operation and management
    • Community garden manager
    • Farmer's market manager
    • School garden or Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm operator

    Our Horticulture programs are accredited by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). It is the only nationally recognized endorsement offered to colleges with landscape/horticulture curricula. It is designed to recognize schools with landscape contracting curricula that meet or exceed industry standards. Visit the PLANET web site.

    What’s next:

    1. Apply for Admissions.
    2. Take your Placement Assessment.
    3. Investigate Financial Aid.
    4. Transferring Credits?
    5. Contact Horticulture Advisor, Renee Harber.
    6. Attend a New Student Advising Session.

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    Call us: 503-594-3292

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