Quick Facts
Degree Associate Degree, Low Unit Certificate, Certificate, Transfer Degree
Areas of Study Agriculture

The horticulture industry involves growing and caring for plants, working to enhance and beautify the urban environment, and connecting people with the outdoors. The landscaping and home garden industry generates more than $78 billion annually in the USA, employing many professionals in tree and landscape care, landscape design and construction, and nursery production.

Degrees / Certificates

Map your education by viewing the program map for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.

Agriculture – Horticulture and Landscaping (AS)

Prepares students for a career in tree and landscape care, landscape design and construction, and nursery production.

Agriculture – Horticulture – Irrigation (Low Unit C)

Provides students with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to meet the Irrigation Association standards to apply to the Auditor, Contractor or Designer Exams.

Agriculture Plant Science (AS-T)

Designed to prepare students for transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program in Plant Science., Horticulture or related major at a CSU campus.

Pest Control Advisor Preparation (C)

PCAs are licensed professional production consultants who serve California agriculture, natural resource and horticulture producers.

Sustainable Landscape (C)

Students completing this certificate will learn skills to prepare them for a crew leadership role within the landscape industry.

Horticulture is a vitally important and fulfilling field of work.

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Academic Support Team

Our goal here at Shasta College is to connect you with people dedicated to supporting your success every step of the way. Meet those supporting our program below to get your questions answered. 

  • Meet Your Academic Division: Get in touch with the academic division staff who can connect you with the program faculty that teach the courses dedicated to your success
  • Meet Your Academic Counselors: Meet and connect with academic counselors dedicated to creating academic and career plans that support your goals

Career Outlook

What do career options look like with an education in this area? Explore the data below.

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Career Exploration & Resources

Not sure of your career goals? Not a problem! Shasta College is dedicated to not only your academic success but to supporting your career goals. From our dedicated career educational counselors to career exploration tools to internships, we've got you covered through our Shasta College Career Services & Student Employment Center (Career Café). There you can meet with our dedicated career educational counselor and explore options by calling (530) 242-7724. 

The center also offers internships and career opportunities, please contact the Career Café by calling (530) 242-7606.

In addition, the college offers free, online resources to explore your interests and future career goals including: 

  • Career Coach: Take a free assessment to explore your interests, identify majors, and connect to in-demand careers
  • Career Zone: Create a free account here to explore what your interests are, research career possibilities, and develop a budget to make sure your choices can support your plan.

Transferring for Bachelor’s Degree

Ready to transfer for a 4-year university or college or want to stay local? Our Transfer Center and BOLD staff are here to guide you!