Designed for aspiring horticulturists and for professionals currently working in the landscape industry, the Horticulture Certificate provides the science-based curriculum sought by current industry employers. The certificate is a comprehensive approach to horticulture, teaching you the tools of proper plant care, how to think strategically and holistically in the environment, and how to be successful and competitive within the industry. 

The certificate program can be completed in 1 year if done at a full time pace.

Horticulture Certificate Courses

  • Botany for Gardeners (4 units)
  • Irrigation and Water Management (4 units)
  • Horticulture Pest Management (4 units)
  • Plants for Landscape Use (4 units)
  • Soils and Plant Nutrition (4 units)
  • Plant Taxonomy (2 units)
  • Elective or Internship (4 units)

For more information visit:


Melissa McDonald
(310) 825-9414

Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $200.00*
Program Tuition: $3,860.00
Textbooks/Materials: $600.00
Estimated Total Cost: $4,660.00

Costs are approximate and subject to change without notice. Estimates are based on the candidacy fee, course fees, and estimated textbook fees, but do not include additional expenses such as parking.

*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.

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