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Landscape Horticulture

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Landscape Horticulture


Are you looking for a career that combines art and science, provides a balance between physical and intellectual work, and gets you out of the office and in contact with nature? Consider landscape horticulture.

The SSCC Landscape Horticulture Program provides:
  • Immediate job skills
  • The program combines lecture, hands-on application, field trips and projects.
  • Arboretum - a 5-acre outdoor classroom and laboratory.
  • Greenhouse nursery production facility
  • Retail Garden Center
  • Industry internships
  • Annual hiring event
  • International internship opportunities at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden—Harlow Carr northern England. See internship details. (PDF)

New Courses In:

  • Permaculture
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Edibles
  • Irrigation Training
Related Resources:

Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Program Details

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Career opportunities exist in:

  • Landscape design and construction
  • Sustainable land management
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Arboriculture (tree care)
  • Greenhouse management
  • Nursery management
  • Plant propagation
  • Parks management
  • Retail garden center management
  • Golf course maintenance
  • Turf maintenance
  • Irrigation
  • Ecological restoration
  • Permaculture
  • Many opportunities for self-employment

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Full-Time Faculty:

Sarah Skamser: (206)934-6718 ~
Instructor and Program Coordinator
B.S., Landscape Horticulture, Michigan State University
Washington Certified Landscaper
Washington Certified Nursery Professional
Community College Teaching Certificate
Permaculture Design Certificate

Van Bobbitt: (206)934-6717 ~

Instructor and Arboretum Coordinator
B.A., Botany, Central Washington University
M.S., Agriculture, California Polytechnic State University
Certificate in Public Relations, University of Washington
California Certified Nursery Professional
ISA Certified Arborist
Community College Teaching Certificate
Oregon Tilth Accredited Organic Land Care Practitioner
Washington State Department of Agriculture Pesticide License

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Contact Information:

    Technical Education Office
    South Seattle College
    6000 16th Avenue S.W.
    Seattle, WA 98106-1499

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