What will I learn in this program?
The Environmental Horticulture program at CCSF offers a broad curriculum in a community-based program. The program maintains strong links with employers (many of whom are CCSF graduates) in both the private and public sectors. Professional organizations such as the California Landscape Contractors Association, the California Association of Nurserymen and the San Francisco Professional Gardeners Association recognize the Environmental Horticultural program and provide scholarship assistance for outstanding students.
Environmental Horticulture provides an ongoing job placement service to its students, as well as referral to superlative internships such as those at Strybing Arboretum and Filoli Estate.
The program offers excellent facilities, and a staff committed to student success.
Other program highlights include:
- Degree and certificate programs for varied interests and levels of commitment
- Individualized assistance in planning a course of study
- Superb greenhouse and nursery facilities
- A variety of Department and community funded scholarships for motivated students
- A diverse student body and positive learning environment
- Work experience classes and strong links to employers in the community
- Greenhouse and Nursery Production
- Arboriculture (Tree Care)
- Landscape Design and Installation
- Residential and Estate Gardening
- Control Specialist
- Irrigation Specialist
- Nursery Specialist / Propagator
- City Gardener
- Retail Nursery Sales
- Interiorscape Design and Maintenance
- Golf Course Maintenance
- Park Supervision
What kind of jobs can I get once I complete this program? How much will they pay? What “demand” is expected for these jobs?
Average Hourly Salary
Expected Regional Demand
Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Supervisors
Gardeners and Groundskeepers
Always a demand
With the evolving "Green Industry" the demand for knowledgeable horticulturalists is increasing exponentially. Increasing standards for environmental quality, popularity of outdoor recreation and surging interest in gardening have created a strong demand for individuals skilled in horticulture. Please check out CCSF Career Connection website for actual job listings: http://career.ccsf.edu
Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?
Does this program have any special costs?
Some small tools are required. Students should be prepared to spend $100 for books and tools.
How long will it take to complete this program?
Time to Complete*
Landscape Construction Certificate
*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester
How do I get more information on this program?
Department contact information: Environmental Horticulture and Floristry, Office: EH/F, Ocean Campus
Steven W. Brown, AIFD Department Chair, (415) 239-3140 or firstname.lastname@example.org