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WELCOME TO MERRITT COLLEGE HORTICULTURE
(updated May 21, 2019)
CLASS SCHEDULES now here
Summer 2019 Academic Class Schedule 
Fall 2019 Academic Class Schedule
Fall 2019 Aesthetic Pruning Class Schedule

UPCOMING CLASSES

Summer Academic Classes:
NOTE: correct begin/end dates for LH1E & LH208: June 18- July 30
• LH1E Introduction to Horticulture with instructor Laura Forlin
Tuesday/Thursday 5 – 9:20pm Amass a wide range of horticultural knowledge in just 6 short weeks!
• LH208 Growing & Using Healthful Herbs with instructor Nia Hill
Tuesday/Thursday 10am – 4:15pm – The title says it all, but then there’s the joy of all you’ll learn…
• LH53 Alpines Lab with instructor Stew Winchester
Choose one or two of several camping trip long weekend options (half car camping/half backpacking in). Mandatory orientation Thursday June 6, 6:30pm

AND:

Summer Landscape Sketching in The Field with Chris Grampp
June 4- June 28 • Tuesdays/Fridays (not Thursdays) • 10am – 3pm
Chris Grampp’s ever-popular summer sketching class is back again! The class will meet at various Bay Are locations on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the month of June. Grab a copy(right-click to save) of the 2 page class informational flyer/info sheet HERE. This is a treasury edition, as it includes the gorgeous C. Grampp sketch (Kould it be Cococino County?) you see below, and it’s yours to treasure always!  This is a fee-based, not-for-credit class, and tuition is $230 (for 8 sessions? a bargain!). Enrollment: 1. Print, then complete, the Fee-based registration form 2. Write a check or get a money order/cashier’s check (payment is by check only!!), amount: $230. 3. Submit your check and registration form by mail or in person to MBull (full address/info on form).

Floral Design:
Kay Wolff will be offering one Summer 2019 Floral Design class: Weddings – Focus – Hand-tied Bouquets • 4 Weeks  July 15 – August 5 • Watch this space for more detailsMore details to follow.See our fee class page for more information on the Floral Design program.

OUR PROGRAMS
are designed to prepare students for work in all horticultural fields: Arboriculture; Landscape Design & Construction; Landscape Architecture; Parks & Maintenance; Nursery & Greenhouse Management; Floral Design; Aesthetic Pruning; Permaculture.

READ MORE:
DEGREES & CERTIFICATES
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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FEE-BASED NON-CREDIT CLASSESNo homework NO grades. No semester-long commitment. No lengthy online application. Open to all, these non-credit, pay-as-you-go classes are fun and enriching regardless of experience or knowledge level. This spring’s classes include Intro to Floral Design, Aesthetic Pruning, Landscape Sketching, and…we’re hoping to offer the first of our cannabis classes soon… 

F19 AESTHETIC PRUNING

S19 AESTHETIC PRUNING 

S19 FLORAL DESIGN

Read more: FEE-BASED CLASS PAGE
Enrollment:
FEE-BASED ENROLLMENT FORM

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Our new URBAN ARBORICULTURE program kicked off in Fall 2018, and the students will tell you it’s a great place to learn all there is to know about urban forestry. We offer two certificate levels: Tree Care Specialist (21 units) and Tree Climber Specialist (41 units), and an Arboriculture Associate of Science degree (41 major units + general education requirements).


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DIRECTIONS/HOURS
Driving: From the Warren Freeway, HWY 13 South, left off of Redwood Road exit; from HWY 13 North, exit Carson Street, forward to top of hill, right on Redwood Rd.; from MacArthur Freeway, 580 East, exit and turn left onto 35th Avenue, in 1.7 miles, 35th Ave. becomes Redwood Road. Drive.06 miles up the hill from the Redwood Shopping Center (near Hwy 13 exits/where 35th becomes Redwood), and turn right on Campus Drive. Drive .07 mi., the campus will be on left. Left turn into the first of the two loop road entrances, then take immediate left onto road before childcare center. Drive .1 mi.; you’ll see tennis courts on your right. Turn left to Horticulture dept. auto gate, which opens automatically when we’re open. If it does not open during scheduled class time, please notify us immediately at (510) 436-2418 (main office) or 436-2491 (field office).
Public TransitAC Transit Line 54 runs reliably, every 15- 20 minutes from Fruitvale BART Station via 35th Avenue and Redwood Rd.  Public transportation info at 511.org
Hours: We are usually open by 8:30am and close when classes end for day – consult the current class schedules for current details. In fall and spring, classes end at approximately these times: Monday- Thursday: 9:00 or 10pm; Fridays: as early as 4, as late as 5:30pm; Saturday academic classes may be on field trips, however, check our Aesthetic Pruning class schedule, as well as our current academic class schedule for Saturdays that we’ll be open (most pruning classes end by 1pm). Summer: Classes are only offered Monday- Thursday, but open hours may include Fridays. .


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CLASS SCHEDULES: Do NOT rely on print schedule* or pdf 

*Please note that class schedules (all programs) undergo many changes after the Merritt or Peralta-wide class schedules were printed. Don’t miss out- a class you need may have been added (or have been canceled, shifted to a new time or room, etc.). Be wise- always check the online regularly updated Passport class schedule. Check these pages for updates, news too!

• Find the most up-to-date class schedules through Passport HERE
FALL 2019 Academic Class Schedule
• SUMMER 2019 Academic Class Schedule
• Get our Spring 2019
 academic class schedule HERE
• The Spring Pruning class schedule is available HERE
• The Spring 2019 Floral Design class schedule is available HERE

For detailed curriculum information, visit our COURSES and Degrees and Certificates pages. Download a pdf file of our program offerings HERE. Plan ahead- THIS pdf shows projected class scheduling (day/evening fall/spring) through 2020 (everything being subject to change). 

For up-to-date course descriptions and degree/certificate info, see below links.

For more detail on department events, history, news, etc., visit www.merrittlandhort.com


Merritt College Horticulture alum Frank Snapp- creator and caretaker of the 40th St. median strips

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS  HERE

DEGREE DESCRIPTIONS HERE

ASSOCIATE OF THE ARTS:
• Landscape Architecture

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE:
• Associate of Science in Arboriculture
• Landscape Design and Construction Specialist
• Landscape and Parks Maintenance Specialist
• Nursery Management Specialist

CERTIFICATE DESCRIPTIONS HERE

CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT:

• Basic Landscape Horticulture
• Tree Care Specialist (New Arboriculture program)
• Tree Climber Specialist (New Arboriculture program)
• Intermediate Landscape Design and Construction
• Intermediate Landscape and Parks Maintenance
• Intermediate Nursery Management
• Landscape Design and Construction Specialist
• Landscape and Parks Maintenance Specialist
• Nursery Management Specialist

CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY:
• Permaculture Design

FEE-BASED CLASSES
(NON-CREDIT pay-as you-go)

Fee-based class registration form (includes info on how to register) HERE

Floral Design and Aesthetic Pruning Class information and schedule archives may be found on the fee-based class page.