Build Your Future in Ornamental Horticulture
The courses in the Ornamental Horticulture program are designed to enable students to prepare for exciting careers in the essential and diverse horticulture profession. Careers in nursery management, retail garden centers, landscape design, installation and maintenance, arboretum and botanic gardens, arboriculture, interior landscaping, education, and research are just some of the options.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: plant propagators, greenhouse managers, nursery foremen, and pesticide applicators.
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.
WHAT ARE THE JOBS AND HOW MUCH DO THEY PAY?
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
• Landscape Specialist
• Landscape Technician
• Farm Manager
• Garden Center Manager
• Greenhouse Manager
• Harvesting Manager
• Nursery Manager
• Chemical Applicator
• Integrated Pest Management Technician (IPM Technician)
• Lawn Specialist
• Lawn Technician
• Licensed Pesticide Applicator
• Pest Control Technician
WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK IN CALIFORNIA?
Employment of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026. Over the past several decades, the efficiencies of large-scale crop production have led to the consolidation of acreage under fewer, but larger, farms. As farms become larger, they are able to invest more in productivity-enhancing technologies, reinforcing this effect.
Despite steady demand for agricultural products, many small farms operate with slim profit margins and are vulnerable to poor market conditions. As in the past, operators of smaller farms will likely continue to exit the business over the next decade.
Average Salary in this Field
$77,670 Per Year
Careers in this Field
Garden Center Manager
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