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 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.

  • Feb 9

    Pesticide Core Training/Winter

    Friday, Feb. 9, 1-5 p.m., Fee: $40 | Registration
    This training qualifies for 4 CORE recertification credits as required by Oregon Department of Agriculture. ODA 4 CORE CEU; LCB 4 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 | Registration
    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 | Registration
    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 | Registration
    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.

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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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