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Career Opportunities

Landscape Horticulture

Enjoyable and profitable employment is waiting for qualified Merced College graduates who become proficient in propagating, growing, installing, and caring for ornamental plants.

The increase in leisure time with the related increase in employment and high earnings, have created an ever-expanding demand for plant material. At present, Merced College is unable to satisfy the demand for trained men and women in this area.

The following list is a sample of the positions available to the graduate:

  • Extension Assistant
  • Golf Course Personnel Related Industry
  • Government Services Park Ranger
  • Landscape Designer
  • Nursery Industry Landscape Industry
  • Nursery Production Landscape
  • Installation
  • Parks Groundskeeper Pest Control
  • Plant Propagation Landscape Estimator
  • Retail Nursery Owner
  • LandscapeMaintenance
  • Retail Nursery Sales Arbor Personnel
  • Sales Representative
  • Turf Industry