TUN_9098Welcome to the MPC Ornamental Horticulture webpage!

The Ornamental Horticulture program at MPC prepares students for employment in the many businesses that provide plant products and services for indoor and outdoor use. It also offers continuing education courses for current employees in the field of ornamental horticulture or home gardeners.

Degrees & Certificates

Ornamental Horticulture Courses

  • ORNH 51 Introduction To Ornamental Horticulture I
  • ORNH 52 Introduction To Ornamental Horticulture II
  • ORNH 55 Trees
  • ORNH 57 Turfgrass Management
  • ORNH 59 Golf Course Management
  • ORNH 61 Plant Identification: Shrubs, Vines, Ground Cover
  • ORNH 62 Plant Identification: Trees, Annuals, Perennials
  • ORNH 63 Plant Propagation
  • ORNH 64 Growing and Using California Native Plants
  • ORNH 65 Basic Landscape Design
  • ORNH 66 Intermediate Landscape Design
  • ORNH 68 Horticultural Sales and Business Practices
  • ORNH 70 Irrigation Design and Water Economy
  • ORNH 71 Landscape Irrigation Practices
  • ORNH 72 Landscape Construction
  • ORNH 75 Basic Floral Design
  • ORNH 76 Professional Floral Design
  • ORNH 78 Insect Pest Management
  • ORNH 201 Pesticide Application License Exam Preparation
  • ORNH 204 Organic Gardening

  Click here for more information about current ORNH courses offered.

 

Recommended Course of Study:

SEMESTER COURSES
First Semester -
Fall 1
  • ORNH 51– Introduction to Ornamental Horticulture
  • ORNH 61– Plant ID:  Shrubs, Vines, Ground Cover

Second Semester -
Spring 1
  • ORNH 52 (Intro to Ornamental Horticulture II)

  • ORNH 63 (Plant propagation)

Third Semester -
Fall 2
  • ORNH 51 (Intro to Ornamental Horticulture I)

  • ORNH 62 (Plant ID:  trees, annuals, perennials)

Fourth Semester -
Spring 2

 

  • ORNH 64 (Plant ID:  Growing and Using Native Plants)
  • ORNH 65 (Basic Design)

 

Questions about registering and selecting courses? Click here to contact the Ornamental Horticulture Department

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