(updated 1/25/21)

REVISED SPRING 2021 Class Schedules below!
• Revised (1/25/21) LANHT/ENVMT S21 Academic Class Schedule: HERE
• Aesthetic Pruning’s S21 class schedule: HERE*

ALERT! Two Arboriculture classes canceled: LH80 & LH84.
With some very limited exceptions, all PCCD classes, including fee-based, will be meeting online only throughout the spring 2021 semester! Be sure to check your Peralta-issued
student email account- there’s a good chance that your instructor or other college personnel will be using that cc.peralta.edu address to send you information you will need (such as the link for your first class meeting!!). If you’d rather have those emails forwarded to your preferred account, it couldn’t be easier. Follow THIS LINK for a nice short & simple set of steps posted by our friends at Laney. As the semester start date (Tuesday, 1/19/21) nears, you can also try logging in to Canvas- some instructors may be posting welcome info there during that pre-semester week.
*Note that fee-based class enrollments are now done exclusively through PayPal (no PayPal membership is required). More info: fee-based class page

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.



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. Aesthetic Pruning, Landscape Sketching, Floral Design, Cannabis Cultivation…  Find the Aesthetic Pruning class schedule above, but we’ll be offering other fee-based classes this spring, and once we’ve set the dates, info will be posted here.  Fee-based class enrollment is now done through PayPal on this secure page on our LandHort Nursery website.

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).


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: For Spring 2021 and the dwindling Fall 2020 semester, we are frequently here on site, and visits may be arranged. 


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

Find our most current class schedules at the top of the page.
View some of our recent class schedules below:

Academic Classes

FALL 2020 LANHT/ENVMT Academic Class Schedule
SPRING 2020 Academic Class Schedule
FALL 2019 Academic Class Schedule
• SUMMER 2019 Academic Class Schedule

Fee-based Classes
• The Fall 2020 Pruning Class Schedule is HERE
• The Spring 2019 Pruning class schedule is HERE
• The Spring 2019 Floral Design class schedule is 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




• Landscape Architecture

• Associate of Science in Arboriculture
• Landscape Design and Construction Specialist
• Landscape and Parks Maintenance Specialist
• Nursery Management Specialist



• 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

• Permaculture Design

(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.