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  • In the greenhouse surrounding with red poinsettias one student in the center of the lab holding a large red poinsettia and another student on the right in the aisle holding up another large red poinsettia plant.
  • Dr. Kabashima, a visiting industry professional, using an eye lupe to investigate the leaves of a small green plant in the horticulture studio while presenting a lecture.
  • Group of children watching the Corpse Flower while it's blooming
  • Professor Lori Pullman discussing the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Garden field trip with four students.
  • Four students volunteering to weed on our Wildflower Field Trip with the California Native Plant Society. One male student on the left is standing, two are sitting and one female student is standing on the right with snake leather leggings on.
  • Male horticulture student kneeling on the floor of your “Fred Shed” while measuring the placement of the wood deck for the landscape design competition.
  • Visiting Industry professional on the left in a blue vest pointing to tree disease while a group of students look on listening.


​​​​​​​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 Industry who wish to expand and update their horticultural knowledge.
Most classes are offered during convenient evening hours, allowing working students to study for a new career, and for those with jobs in the field to upgrade their skills.
Courses have been designed so that students may specialize in areas such as landscape design, landscape maintenance, interior plantscaping, pest and disease control, and nursery operation. Course content is relevant, up-to-date, meets current industry standards, and has been developed with input from experts in the horticultural industry.
Students may choose to take one or two classes, or take the required courses for a certificate of achievement in  Horticulture. Completion of the certificate program satisfies the major requirement for an associate in arts degree.




Fall is time for planting! the 2016 Fall Plant Sale is being held on Friday October 7th from 10:00am to 3:00 pm.
OCC Horticulture Department propagates and sells a multitude of different kinds of plants. Come by early and look over our happy, healthy plants and pick out the perfect varieties for your garden. We have nearly 3,000 plants, but popular varieties sell quickly, so don't wait till the last minute! This fundraiser is aided by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers, students and faculty.




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


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Monday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
(714) 432-0202 x22868