Horticulture is the study of the art and science of cultivating plants. MiraCosta's Horticulture Program also includes design, installation and maintenance of landscapes; floriculture; 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 floriculture and nursery industries, landscape and irrigation design, landscape installation and management, sports turf management, horticulture sales and services, enology and viticulture (vineyards/winemaking).
Department Chair: Karen Smith, Ph.D.
Office: Oceanside, room T412
Phone: 760.757.2121 x6404
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Dean: Al Taccone, Ph.D.
Office: Oceanside, Building 4700
Department: Horticulture and Hospitality
Secretary: Monique Reeve
Office: Oceanside, Room 4604
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.