Ornamental Horticulture

Ornamental Horticulture (OH) is an applied natural science focused on growing and caring for plants, including flowers, trees, and grasses. Ornamental Horticulture is a highly diversified field with a wide variety of career options.

 

Diverse Career Options

Ornamental Horticulture includes Production Horticulture, Floriculture and Landscape Horticulture. Students of Ornamental Horticulture at Cuyamaca College have the opportunity to study all of these areas of the Green Industry.

Production Horticulture

Starting and growing new plants for marketing and sale in a nursery or greenhouse environment. 

Floriculture

Floriculture is the production, design and sale of cut flowers and potted plants used for their immediate decorative beauty.

Landscape Horticulture

The planting and care of landscape plants. This can include plants that provide fruits and vegetables, sports turf and golf course management, arboriculture (the care of trees), irrigation system management, and more. Landscape Architecture is an associated discipline. 

 

 


 

Degrees & Certificates 

Ornamental Horticulture (OH) students at Cuyamaca College can choose from eight different majors; our program offers eight associate’s degrees and nine certificates. Completing all OH courses required for a major + general education courses is necessary to earn an Associate Degree in Science. Completing OH courses only is required to earn certificate(s). Many core OH courses overlap for all majors allowing students to earn multiple degrees or certificates.

OH Majors

  • Arboriculture
  • Floral Design
  • Golf Course & Sports Turf Management
  • Irrigation Technology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Technology
  • Nursery Technology
  • Sustainable Urban Landscapes
  • Basic Ornamental Horticulture (certificate only)

Course Descriptions

 

Degree Descriptions

 

 


 

New State-of-the-Art Facility

Ornamental Horticulture at Cuyamaca College has brand-new facilities that will be opening in 2021! The state-of-the-art classrooms, workshops and greenhouses combined with our nine-acre field site provides students the best opportunity to gain the skills needed for a rewarding career.OH_Rendering1_web


 

 

 

Cuyamaca College Plant Nursery

Hours

Due to COVID-19, the Cuyamaca College Nursery is temporarily closed until further notice. 

 

Nursery Phone

(619) 660-4573

 

Ornamental Horticulture at Cuyamaca College is unique in its operation of a retail nursery on campus. Since 1981, open six days a week, year-round, the Cuyamaca College Nursery is run by our students, providing hands-on learning for a career in plant propagation or plant sales. Paid internships are available for OH students to work as growers or nursery sales associates. All sales earnings support the Ornamental Horticulture program.

OH Nursery

 

 Get in Touch

Leah Rottke

Program Coordinator (619)660-4261

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John Thomas

Student Intern Manager (619) 660-4262

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