Arboriculture AAS

Horticulture Department | AAS - Associate of Applied Science Degree | 2 years

Earn your Associate of Applied Science Degree in Arboriculture at Clackamas Community College. In two years, you can learn the skills needed to perform aerial tree work, plant health care and tree diagnosis.

Do you love working with trees? Are you looking for a career that combines art and science, as well as balancing between physical and intellectual work? The Arboriculture degree from Clackamas Community College is for you! The program will prepare you for positions in exciting jobs like tree climbing, pruning and plant health care management. This industry is booming and tree care companies are hungry for skilled employees.

For horticulture advising, please Contact April Chastain at 503-594-3292 or april.chastain@clackamas.edu

Arboriculture AAS

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Arboriculture Core Requirements

Complete 3 credits of HOR-280 (in Arboriculture field)
  • HOR-280
  • Horticulture/CWE
  • 3
 
Complete 3 credits of HOR-282 (in Arboriculture field)
  • HOR-282
  • Horticulture/CWE
  • 3
 
Complete 6 credits of HOR-281 (in Arboriculture field)
  • HOR-281
  • Horticulture/CWE
  • 6
 
Complete HOR-229 or HOR-244
  • HOR-229*
  • Introduction to Landscape Design
  • 3
  • HOR-244*
  • Environmental Landscape Design
  • 3
 
Complete the following Arboriculture Core Requirements
  • HOR-115
  • Horticulture Safety
  • 1
  • HOR-120
  • Pesticide Laws & Safety
  • 1
  • HOR-123
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • 3
  • HOR-131
  • Tree & Shrub Pruning
  • 3
  • HOR-140
  • Soils
  • 3
  • HOR-211
  • Native Plant Identification
  • 1
  • HOR-215
  • Herbaceous Perennials
  • 3
  • HOR-216
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • 3
  • HOR-222
  • Horticultural Computer Applications
  • 2
  • HOR-223
  • Applied Plant Science
  • 4
  • HOR-225
  • Arboriculture I
  • 3
  • HOR-226
  • Plant Identification/Fall
  • 4
  • HOR-227
  • Plant Identification/Winter
  • 4
  • HOR-228
  • Plant Identification/Spring
  • 4
  • HOR-230
  • Equipment Operation & Maintenance
  • 2
  • HOR-236
  • Insect Identification
  • 2
  • HOR-237
  • Disease Identification
  • 2
  • HOR-239
  • Tree Climber Training
  • 1
  • HOR-260
  • Arboriculture II
  • 3
  • HOR-261
  • Tree Diagnostics
  • 2
  • HOR-262
  • Treework Practicum I
  • 2
  • HOR-263
  • Plant Health Care Practicum
  • 2
 

Computation Related Instruction

Complete MTH-050 or MTH-065 or higher level math
  • MTH-050
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • 4
  • MTH-065
  • Algebra II
  • 4
 

Communication Related Instruction

Complete BA-214 or WR-121
  • BA-214
  • Business Communications
  • 3
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4
 

Human Relations Related Instruction

Complete BA-285 or COMM-100
  • BA-285
  • Human Relations in Business
  • 4
  • COMM-100
  • Basic Speech Communication
  • 3
 

PE/Health/Safety Related Instruction

Complete HE-252
  • HE-252**
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • 3
 

Program Electives

Complete 9 credits of Arboriculture Program Electives. Please refer to the catalog for a complete list of Arboriculture Program electives.
 

Arboriculture Language Requirement

Complete the following Language course for Arboriculture program
  • SPN-101
  • First-Year Spanish I
  • 4
 

Arboriculture Business Requirement

Complete the following Business course for Arboriculture program
  • BA-119
  • Project Management Practices
  • 2
 

**Course may be waived with current CPR certification
 
*Offered alternate years
 
Total Credits Required: 98-101