Horticulture at Clackamas Community College

Love the idea of working outside in a growing, hands-on field? If you are looking for a career that combines art and science, as well as a balance between physical and intellectual work, CCC offers four areas of plant study that can get you out of the office and in contact with nature. CCC's horticulture department includes arboriculture, horticulture, landscape and organic farming programs.

For additional information, please contact Loretta Mills at 503-594-3292 or lorettam@clackamas.edu.

Spring 2023 Horticulture Classes and Workshops

Horticulture Programs

A.A.S. Associates of Applied Science degrees (Two years)

C.C. Certificates of Completion (One year or less)


The Horticulture department offers workshops for the community and industry. We offer classes in general gardening interests, continuing education credits for license holders with the Landscape Contractors Board, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and Irrigation Association, as well as pesticides training in English and Spanish. Have an idea for a workshop we should offer? Let us know! Check out our current workshops and follow us on Eventbrite.


  • May 12

    Horticulture Plant Sale

    Friday, May 12, noon-4 p.m. | Oregon City campus, Clairmont Hall parking lot
    The Horticulture Plant Sale is back and in person! The sale features fantastic vegetables, perennials, herbs, annuals, hanging baskets and shrubs to enhance your landscape. This year we will also have a limited quantity of organic vegetable starts! Please bring your own boxes.

    Questions? Contact horticulture@clackamas.edu

  • Jun 15

    Irrigation System Tips for Homeowners

    Thursday, June 15, 6-10 p.m. | Cost: $40 | Register for class
    Join us to learn tips that every homeowner should know about their irrigation system.

  • Jul 8

    Irrigation System Tips for Homeowners

    Saturday, July 8, 8 a.m.-noon | Cost: $40 | Register for class
    Join us to learn tips that every homeowner should know about their irrigation system.

  • Aug 19

    Landscape Boulder Setting

    Saturday, Aug. 19, 8 a.m.-noon | Cost: $40 | Register for class
    Learn the art of boulder setting with Masa Mizuno, a highly-respected master of Japanese garden cultivation. This workshop is intended to train your eye to view and place boulders in an artistic way.

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Explore Natural Resources!

Learn to protect, maintain and manage the environment in a Natural Resources program at Clackamas Community College. Our hands-on courses will give the skills needed to start a successful career in fields like geographic information systems, horticulture, wildland fire management, water and environmental technology.


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