Possible career opportunities in horticulture

Career choices in horticulture include: nursery technician, propagator, plant breeder, nursery manager, greenhouse grower, greenhouse manager, garden center manager, arborist/tree worker, landscape architect, landscape designer, grounds manager, landscape contractor, landscape maintenance contractor, golf course manager, and pest controller/advisor.

Certificates of achievement

  • Arboriculture
  • Landscape Design
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Management
  • Plant Science and Horticulture

Certificates of accomplishment

  • Tree Technician
  • Landscape Design Fundamentals
  • Nursery Technician
  • Horticulture Technician

Gainful employment reports

In compliance with the October 2010 Gainful Employment regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education, the Contra Costa Community College District is providing the following information for the District’s Career Technical Education programs that offer Certificates of Achievement: program costs, normal time for completion, average loan debt incurred by students enrolled in the program, completion rates, and potential careers fields for program graduates.

Horticulture class schedules

Spring HORT class schedule

Summer HORT class schedule

Fall HORT class schedule

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Plant sales, open to the public, are held periodically to help support the horticulture department

Contact Horticulture

Chair: Bethallyn Black 
Telephone: 925-969-4247
Email: bblack@dvc.edu 
Office location: SC-305 Campus map