Horticulture at Clackamas Community College

Love the idea of working outside in a growing, hands-on field? If you are looking for a career that combines art and science, as well as a balance between physical and intellectual work, CCC offers four areas of plant study that can get you out of the office and in contact with nature. CCC's horticulture department includes arboriculture, horticulture, landscape and organic farming programs.

For additional information, please contact Loretta Mills at 503-594-3292 or lorettam@clackamas.edu.

Winter 2023 Horticulture Classes and Workshops

Horticulture Programs

A.A.S. Associates of Applied Science degrees (Two years)

C.C. Certificates of Completion (One year or less)


The Horticulture department offers workshops for the community and industry. We offer classes in general gardening interests, continuing education credits for license holders with the Landscape Contractors Board, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and Irrigation Association, as well as pesticides training in English and Spanish. Have an idea for a workshop we should offer? Let us know! Check out our current workshops and follow us on Eventbrite.


  • Jan 21
    To Jan 28

    Instalación y Mantenimiento del Sistema de Riego Paisajístico en Español (Landscape Irrigation Install & Maintenance, Spanish)

    Saturdays, Jan. 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Jan. 28, 1-5 p.m. Two-day course.
    Cost: $120. Register for workshop

  • Feb 3
    To Mar 10

    Plaguicidas legislación y seguridad en Español (ODA Pesticide Laws and Safety, Spanish)

    Fridays, Feb. 3-March 10, 1-5 p.m. Six-week course.
    Cost: $143. Register for workshop

  • Feb 4
    To Feb 11

    Beekeeping School

    Saturdays, Feb. 4 and 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Two-day course.
    Cost: $50. Register for workshop

  • Feb 10

    Pesticide Core Training/Winter

    Friday, Feb. 10, 1-5 p.m.
    Cost: $40. Register for workshop

  • Feb 18

    Hypertufa Trough

    Saturday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-noon.
    Cost: $45. Register for workshop

  • Mar 11

    Japanese Style Pruning

    Saturday, March 11, 8 a.m.-noon.
    Cost: $40. Register for workshop

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Learn to protect, maintain and manage the environment in a Natural Resources program at Clackamas Community College. Our hands-on courses will give the skills needed to start a successful career in fields like geographic information systems, horticulture, wildland fire management, water and environmental technology.


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