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Do you have a passion for plants? Love getting your hands dirty? If so, why not start a thriving career in horticulture today?
By taking part in any of our 20 Horticulture classes or working toward one of our 10 Certificates or four Associate's Degree you will be prepared for success in fields such as:
Greenhouse Crop Production
Organic Farm Inspector
Hydroponic Food Production
Seeded Vegetable Transplant Production
Pest Control Advisor
Marketing and Sales
The industry outlook in Horticulture is strong. Whether growing food or creating sustainable landscaping, the demand is high with good salaries. For example Landscaping Supervisors earn an average of $35,836 and an Agricultural Manager can earn $34,383 on average.
You'll gain hands-on experience using world class facilities and with experienced faculty.
You will learn more about
Organic Food Production
Controlled Environment Agriculture
Sustainable Landscape Design
Container Crop Production or Floriculture
We also are a resource for the community with events, volunteer opportunities and facilities to rent.
The Environmental Horticulture Center and Botanic Gardens sits on 11 beautiful view acres, overlooking the entire campus and the Monterey Bay region. The Center provides students with an excellent horticultural educational facility and is a focus for community activities. There is a community building with a room for lectures, conferences, meetings and special events. In addition, the community center has a classroom and a learning center. A state-of-the-art nursery includes greenhouses, shade houses, raised beds, and a lab classroom. We also have a CCOF certified organic farm. Read more about our facilities. Cabrillo College also has collections of California natives, especially those from the Monterey Bay region; plants from the Mediterranean regions of the world; and succulents at the Botanic Gardens. Sign up for our newsletter to learn about upcoming events.