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Career Opportunities

​​Career Opportunities in Horticulture and Landscape

The Horticulture Department prides itself on having a very fine program for students planning to enter the field of horticulture and for people already working in the Green Industry who wish to expand and update their horticultural knowledge. 

Please download brochure on possible career opportunities for a horticulture and landscape design degree.


Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

As residential and commercial development continues in southern California, the need for skilled landscape design, installation, maintenance, and plant production personnel increases. Large condominium, apartment, and commercial projects require sophisticated landscape management systems demanding skilled, knowledgeable personnel. As communities mature and landscapes become established, there is a need for persons skilled in areas such as arboriculture and residential landscape renovation. Some of the world's largest nurseries are located in southern California and require people skilled in plant production and sales. The increasing emphasis on the use of plants to enhance interior environments and shopping malls increases the need for personnel skilled in all aspects of interior plantscaping.

The potential for employment in all areas of ornamental horticulture is excellent.

Federal Gainful Employment Report

Federal Gainful Employment Report
Use the link below to view Orange Coast College’s gainful employment reports. These reports provide you, the ​student, with important information regarding the costs​, benefits and potential employment options of our certificate programs.
Federal Gainful Employment Reports - Horticulture

American Society of Landscape Architects - ASLA Salary Survey 
ASLA Graduating Student Salary Survey

California Landscape Contractors Association - CLCA Career Path