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: Megan Allison
Office: Oceanside, Room 7057
Phone: 760.795.6838

Dean: Al Taccone, Ph.D.
Office: Oceanside, Building 4800
Phone: 760.795.6807

Department: Horticulture and Hospitality

Interim Academic Division Administrative Assistant: Tara Sisario
Office: Oceanside, Room 4818
Phone: 760.795.6841
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Full-Time Faculty

Instructional Associate