Build Your Future in Horticulture

The Horticulture Department at Fullerton College is one of the leading community college programs in California. We offer a varied program that provides “hands-on” classes for homeowners, nursery and landscape employees, and students wishing to enter the “green industry.” With a unique blend of the old and the new, our facilities combine advanced technology with traditional landscaping and growing practices. Our department hosts events for such groups as Fullerton Beautiful, Orange County Master Gardeners, and the California Landscape Contractors Association. Our program hosts several plant sales each year to help provide gardeners with unusual garden plants, herbs, and vegetables. The program of instruction is as unique and varied as the students who enroll in our courses.

For more information, visit the Horticulture at Fullerton College website. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

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Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.

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Career opportunities include:  

  • Landscape Specialist
  • Landscape Technician
  • Farm Manager
  • Garden Center Manager
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Harvesting Manager
  • Horticulturist
  • Nursery Manager
  • Chemical Applicator
  • Integrated Pest Management Technician (IPM Technician)
  • Lawn Specialist
  • Lawn Technician
  • Licensed Pesticide Applicator
  • Pest Control Technician

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Fullerton College offers a robust selection of programs, including over 140 Career and Technical Education options for anyone interested in advancing in a profession, or seeking training for new career opportunities.  With guidance from seasoned instructors at Fullerton College, learn and engage in the college’s modern facilities, gain the skills and knowledge to succeed, and thrive in today’s

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Student Success Stories

Fullerton College offers its students a comprehensive academic experience, in a real college setting.

After taking all the courses

“After taking all the courses, you can actually become a certified interior designer. Fullerton College is one of the only programs in Southern California to be accredited by the State and they teach you the basics that you need to know in the industry. The lighting class has really taught me alot, such as how to select the proper lighting for a room, and also how to bring down energy costs.”

– Alberto Gonzales
Interior Design
The Cosmetology Program

“The Cosmetology Program really prepares you for what your goal is. I love that you have the ability and the freedom to create whatever you want. They teach you the foundation of working at a salon, and so from there you just build on to what you’ve learned here.”

– Daisy Murillo