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Donald Schultz
Program Coordinator
Phone: (619) 660-4023


Ornamental Horticulture

Grow your future through the Ornamental Horticulture program at Cuyamaca College. We provide both entry-level and advanced skills for people interested in a career that is focused on enhancing and managing the urban environment. Our program will prepare you for work in a variety of fields, including urban forestry and tree care, greenhouse management, landscape design and construction, grounds management, retail nursery operations, irrigation systems design, and golf and sports turf management. 

Opportunities for advancement abound as the focus on green industries continues to bloom, along with the need for technicians who are knowledgeable in the latest water conservation technologies. The Ornamental Horticulture program at Cuyamaca College is a great place to start your journey in caring for our world and your future. 

floral students

Career Opportunities Include:  

  • Floral Designer
  • Flower Shop Manager
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Nursery/Garden Center Manager
  • Urban Forester
  • Sports Field Manager
  • Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Turf Manager
  • Irrigation Consultant


Degrees and certificates offered: 

  • Golf Course and Sports Turf Management
  • Floral Design
  • Irrigation Technology
  • Arboriculture
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Technology
  • Basic Ornamental Horticulture
  • Nursery Technology
  • Sustainable Urban Landscapes

What can you expect to earn with a degree or certificate from the Ornamental Horticulture program? Wages vary depending on the work you do, but landscape and grounds keeping supervisors earn a median hourly wage of nearly $25 per hour, or more than $52,000 per year, and the local job market is projected to grow by nearly 25 percent in coming years, according to the California Employment Development Department. Floral designers in San Diego County earn an average annual wage of nearly $34,000 annually, with salaries peaking at nearly $50,000 per year. What’s more, many of our graduates have gone on to open their own thriving businesses.

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Orientation for the Ornamental Horticulture Department

New and Continuing Students Welcome

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Room M-105 at Cuyamaca College

Last Updated: 01/08/2018


Donald Schultz
Program Coordinator
Phone: (619) 660-4023

  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District