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.
A.A.S. Associates of Applied Science degrees (Two years)
- Horticulture AS
- Horticulture AAS
- Landscape Management AAS
- Landscape Management AAS, Arboriculture Option
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.
Fall Mason Bee Care
Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Cost: $45 | Register
Learn all about caring for mason bees and harvesting cocoons!
Yoga for Plant People (and everyone else!)
Saturday, Oct. 21, 9-11 a.m. | Cost: $15 | Register
To all the farmers, gardeners, arborists, landscapers, and anyone else using their bodies outdoors, this yoga class is for you!
Nov 3To Nov 4
Foundations of Irrigation Design
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4, 8 a.m.-4:50 p.m. | Cost: $160 | Register
Developed by Irrigation Association (IA) instructors with years of teaching experience, this beginner irrigation design focuses on designing a simple residential or small commercial system. Qualifies for IA 16 CEU's, LCB 16 CEH.
Nov 3To Nov 4
Instalación y Mantenimiento del Sistema de Riego Paisajístico en Español
Viernes 3 de noviembre, 8 a.m.-noon, y sábado 4 de noviembre, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Tarifa: $80 | Registro
Aprenda los conceptos básicos de la instalación y el mantenimiento de sistemas hidráulicos y de riego. Esta sesión de aprendizaje de dos días cubre una visión general de los componentes del sistema de riego y cómo funcionan. Este taller incluye apoyo matemático suplementario para los conceptos y ecuaciones que se tratan en clase. 8 CEH de la Junta de Contratistas de Paisajismo.
Japanese Style Pruning
Saturday, Nov. 4, 8-11:50 a.m. | Cost: $40 | Register
Learn the art of Japanese pruning with Masa Mizuno, a highly-respected master of Japanese garden cultivation. Class size limited and fills quickly! LCB 4 CEH.
Orchard Care Seminar
Saturday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Cost: $40 | Register
Learn how to care for your fruit bearing plants year-round!
Pesticide Core Training/Fall
Friday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-noon | Cost: $40 | Register
Qualifies for 4 CORE recertification credits as required by Oregon Department of Agriculture. ODA 4 CORE CEU, LCB 4 CEH.
Aprendiz de aplicador recertificación
Friday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-4:50 p.m. | Tarifa: $80 | Registro
Clase cumple con los requisitos de capacitatcion de Oregon Department of Argriculture para la recertificacion de licencia de aprendiz aplicador. Clase se imparte en español. This class fulfills the ODA yearly continuing education requirements to renew pesticide apprentice applicator license. LCB 8 CEH, ODA 8 CEU.
Deciduous Tree and Shrub Identification
Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-noon | Cost: $20 | Register
Join us for a morning of plant awareness, 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 deciduous plants and trees and how they’re used in our landscape. LCB 3 CEH anticipated.
Explore Natural Resources!
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.