"The horticulture program at Orange Coast College gave me the knowledge and confidence to start my own interior plantscaping company."

S. L. Ballew, President & C.E.O.
Garden Habitats, Inc.
Orange, CA

'My experience at the OCC Horticulture Department set a foundation which put me well above my competition at Cal Poly and in the work force after college. I believe that the OCC Horticulture Department is the best place to acquire the basics on needs in the field of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture."

Dave Pedersen, Landscape Architect
Innovative Design Concepts
Costa Mesa, CA

"The Ornamental Horticulture program at OCC created the desire for me to pursue commercial horticulture and the confidence to maintain this career profitably. I owe you one!"

Jim Heid, President
Olinda Vista Nursery, Inc.
Maui, Hawaii

View of a path in a garden

"I found that the OCC Horticulture Department was equal to that of a major horticulture university in its quality of education."

Tom McGregor, Owner
McGregor Plant Sales
Encinitas, CA

"Orange Coast College gave me the high basic standards in horticulture that enabled me to obtain a career in the nursery business."

Margie Friday, Propagation Manager
Hines Nursery
Vacaville, CA

'The classes have helped me prepare for and pass the California Certified Nurseryman exams and acquire my pesticide Applicator's License."

Suzy Sakaske, ACCN, Assistant Manager
Costa Mesa, CA

"The knowledge I have gained since going back to school has helped me to advance in the golf course industry."

Jim Ortiz
City Golf Course
Costa Mesa, CA

"I bounced around between several majors and several institutions until I discovered the Ornamental Horticulture program at OCC. Never have I learned so much or enjoyed it more. OCC has an excellent facility, but the instructors are what makes it the best Ornamental Horticulture program around."

David Oatis, Agronomist
United States Golf Association
West Chester, PA
a river in the wooded area