Horticulture Program Description


A.S. Sustainable Landscape and Irrigation Systems Design
A.S. Horticulture, Landscape Technology
A.S. Horticulture, Nursery Management

Certificates of Achievement

Sustainable Landscape & Irrigation Systems Design Program Disclosure
Horticulture, Landscape Technology
Nursery Operations Program Disclosure

Certificate of Proficiency

Sustainable Irrigation & Water Management Technology

Program Description

These CRC programs offer students the opportunity to blend the disciplines of horticulture, construction, drafting and business into a unique professional opportunity. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available in the Sacramento area for students completing the associate's degree or one of the certificate programs. The continued growth of the area and the need for specialized training are creating a demand for qualified individuals.

A student majoring in a degree option program should, upon completion, be able to meet the standards imposed by local industries for proper placement within the selected job area of the student's choice. It should, however, be noted that each employment situation may require that additional standards be met.

Career Opportunities

  • Nursery Management and Operations
  • Park Maintenance
  • Landscape Design
  • Contracting & Maintenance
  • Fertilizer & Insecticide Application
  • Research
  • Retail/Wholesale
  • Estimator
  • Consultant
  • Government Agency employee


  • Hands-on experience in greenhouse operations
  • Field trips for appreciation and evaluative study
  • Practical design opportunities

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see