The Environmental Horticulture program offers an Associate in Sciences Degree in Environmental Horticulture, three Certificates of Achievement, and a certificate in floral design. The Certificate of Achievement in general Environmental Horticulture in general focuses on growing, maintaining, and designing with plants and flowers. It focuses on skills and knowledge pertinent to several fields of study within the Environmental Horticulture industry.
The outlook for jobs in Environmental Horticulture is excellent. With over 2,000 potential employers in the North State and over 300 within the college district, opportunity is great. The major occupations include floriculture, nursery production, landscaping, sales, park maintenance, turfgrass management, research, education, and retail nursery and floristry. Butte College's programs are designed to give students skills necessary for entry-level positions in the various horticulture industries. An AS degree enhances an individual's opportunity to advance into supervisory positions. A two- or four-year degree is a job requirement in some businesses and government agencies.
Tip Wilmarth, Coordinator
Department Office: AHPS 251
Department Phone: 530-895-2551
Department Fax: 530-895-2443
For more information on recommended sequence of study and required courses for the major, view the Butte College Catalog.