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.

Spring 2024 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)

Workshops and Events

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.

 

  • Feb 2
    To Mar 8

    Plaguicidas legislación y seguridad en español (Pesticide Laws & Safety, Spanish)

    Viernes Feb. 2- March 8, 1-4:50 p.m., Tarifa: $143 | Registration
    Leyes y regulaciones relacionadas con la seguridad, manejo y mantenimiento de registros y almacenamiento de plaguicidas. Técnicas de selección de productos, incluyendo opciones químicos y no químicos, seguridad de aplicador y protección del medio ambiente incluido. Prepárese para las leyes de pesticidas de Oregón y Examen de seguridad. LCB 17 CEH.

  • Mar 8
    To Mar 9

    Instalación y Mantenimiento del Sistema de Riego Pai-sajístico en español (Landscape Irrigation Install & Maintenance, Spanish)

    Viernes, 8 de marzo, de 8 a.m.-noon y Sábado 9 de marzo, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tarifa: $80, Register
    Aprenda los conceptos básicos de la instalación y el mantenimiento de sistemas hidráulicos y de riego. Esta cla-se de dos días cubre una descripción general de los componentes del siste-ma de riego, solventes con tuberías de PVC, instalación de boquillas, cabeza-les de ajuste, válvulas eléctricas y técnicas de cableado de campo / contro-lador. Combinada con la experiencia en la industria, esta clase sirve como un repaso para aquellos que planean tomar el examen de Técnico de Riego Certificado de la Asociación de Riego (IA). Este taller incluye apoyo matemático complementario para los con-ceptos y ecuaciones que se tratan en clase. 8 CEHs de la Junta de Con-tratistas de Paisajismo (LCB).

  • Mar 9

    Coniferous Tree Identification

    Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.-noon, Fee: $20, Register
    Join us for a morning of plant aware-ness! We'll start in the classroom, discussing features of some major plant families and locally grown genera and species of plants. We'll enjoy a stroll around the Oregon City campus looking at coniferous trees and how they're used in our landscape. Anticipate LCB 3 CEH.

  • Mar 15

    Japanese Style Pruning

    Friday, March 15, 1-5 p.m., Fee: $40, Register
    Learn the art of Japanese Pruning with Masa Mizuno, a highly-respected master of Japanese garden cultivation. He has worked for decades with established Japanese gardens throughout the Pacific Northwest, and has lead his own landscape design/install firm for over 30 years. This is a hands-on class, bring your own gloves, pruners and/or pruning saw. LCB 4 CEH.

  • Apr 6

    Fruit Tree Grafting: Beginning

    Saturday, April 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or noon-2 p.m., Fee: $50, Register
    Join us for a hands-on workshop and learn how to graft and take home your own apple or pear tree using bench grafting techniques!

  • Apr 6

    Yoga for Plant People (and everyone else too!)

    Saturday, April 6, 9-11 a.m., Fee: $15, Register

    To all the farmers, gardeners, arborists, landscapers, and anyone else using their bodies outdoors and indoors, this yoga class is for you! You will be introduced to, and practice, ways to strengthen, stretch, and relax your muscles and find relief for the soreness and aches that come with this type of work. We'll focus on strength and flexibility, with a special focus on core muscles and balance.

  • Apr 13

    Landscape Irrigation Installation & Maintenance

    Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Fee: $80, Register

    Developed by Irrigation Association instructors with years of teaching experience you will learn the basics of hydraulics and irrigation system installation and maintenance. This in-person, full-day, learning session covers an overview of irrigation system components and how they operate. 8 CEU LCB, 8 CEU IA.

  • May 4

    Yoga for Plant People (and everyone else too!)

    Saturday, May 4, 9-11 a.m., Fee: $15, Register

    To all the farmers, gardeners, arborists, landscapers, and anyone else using their bodies outdoors and indoors, this yoga class is for you! You will be introduced to, and practice, ways to strengthen, stretch, and relax your muscles and find relief for the soreness and aches that come with this type of work. We'll focus on strength and flexibility, core and balance, with special focus feet and hands.

  • Jun 1

    Yoga for Plant People (and everyone else too!)

    Saturday, June 1, 9-11 a.m., Fee: $15, Register

    To all the farmers, gardeners, arborists, landscapers, and anyone else using their bodies outdoors and indoors, this yoga class is for you! You will be introduced to, and practice, ways to strengthen, stretch, and relax your muscles and find relief for the soreness and aches that come with this type of work. We'll focus on form and fluidity in yoga poses and daily moves.

  • Jun 8

    Flowering Plant Identification

    Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m.-noon, Fee: $20, Register
    Join us for a morning of plant awareness! We’ll start in the classroom, discussing features of some major plant families and locally grown genera and species of plants. We’ll enjoy a stroll around the Oregon City campus looking at flowering plants and trees and how they’re used in our landscape. LCB 3 CEH.

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