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Environmental Horticulture

A major in Environmental Horticulture can lead to careers in:

Landscape contracting (C-27 license), maintenance contracting, landscape design, nursery/greenhouse technologies, turf care, urban forestry/arboriculture, irrigation specialist, xeriscaping, integrated pest management, park administration, edible and production horticulture, floriculture and floristry, estate/grounds management, horticulture business management, green resource recycling, biodiversity, conservancy and sustainable horticulture, plus many more.

Sample Careers:*

   Skills Competency Awards:

  • Landscape Operations
    • This program will prepare students for working in the areas of freelance gardening, retail and/or wholesale nursery, boutiques and garden centers, plant propagation, turf-grass and lawn management, green resource management, composting, mulching and basic bio-dynamics.
  • Sustainable Horticulture
    • This program will prepare students for working in the areas of freelance maintenance professional, sustainable grounds management, habitat management, biodynamic landscape care, and bio-intensive gardening

SBCC Offerings

A.S. Degree and Certificate in Environmental Horticulture. Students choose a concentration in: Landscape Contracting C-27 License, Environmental Landscape Design, Nursery and Greenhouse Technology, or Ecological Restoration and Management. Various Skills Competency Awards also available.

EDD Occupational Guides*

Landscape Architect
Landscape Supervisors
Landscaping and Grounds-keeping Workers


*Information on job descriptions for these fields is pulled from Onet Online, a nationally maintained source of occupational information, and The California Employment Development Department (EDD) website. Visit these sites for additional occupation profiles, or explore the extensive career and major database, Eureka, that SBCC subscribes to at; create an account there using the SBCC site ID code: VUOHNDU.



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