Horticulture is the study of the art and science of cultivating plants. MiraCosta's Horticulture Program includes landscape design, installation and maintenance, nursery/crop production, and wine technology. Students may take courses to prepare for a major in horticulture, to complete certificates to enter the job market, and to fulfill general education requirements.

Career options include production and retail nursery industries, landscape and irrigation design, landscape installation and management, sports turf management, horticulture sales and services, and enology and viticulture (vineyards/winemaking).

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Contact Information

Department Chair: Claire Ehrlinger
Office: Oceanside, room 7057
Phone: 760.795-6704
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Dean: Al Taccone, Ph.D.
Office: Oceanside, Building 4700
Phone: 760.795.6807

Department: Horticulture and Hospitality

Secretary: Monique Reeve
Office: Oceanside, Room 4604
Phone: 760.795.6841
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Full-Time Faculty

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Associate Faculty

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