• 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!

    Interested? Contact Renee Harber, Horticulture Department Advisor, at 503-594-3294 or by email at rharber@clackamas.edu

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    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.
    Areas of study Perennial plants, greenhouse crops, herb growing, nursery management, garden design, turf grass, propagation
    Learn more about our classes.

    Water features, landscape lighting, arboriculture, equipment operation, plant identification, soils

    Learn more about our classes.

    Fruit and berry growing, farm equipment, organic farming and gardening, propagation of edibles

    Learn more about our classes.

    • 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.

    Don't wait!  Contact Renee Harber, Horticulture Department Advisor today, at 503-594-3294 or by email at rharber@clackamas.edu


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  • Get ready for spring with CCC landscaping classes

    Landscape Water Features

     Learn how to design and build a water feature to bring pizazz, serenity and wildlife into your garden.  You will learn about design considerations, material choices, construction methods, and how to maintain your water feature. This course is taught by a skilled landscape designer, who has a passion for water in the garden.  (1 credit) 
    Tuesdays, March 31-April 28.

    Landscape Stones & Pavers
    Learn how to design and build a patio, wall or walkway in your garden.  You will learn about the pros and cons of the different types of stones and pavers, and how to properly design, build and maintain the finished product.  This course is taught by a skilled landscape designer.  (1 credit) 
    Tuesdays, May 5 - June 2.

    Learn more here or by calling Loretta at 503-594-3292 or emailing lorettam@clackamas.edu 

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  • 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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