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WELCOME TO MERRITT COLLEGE HORTICULTURE
(updated Sept. 10, 2019)

CLASS SCHEDULES
REVISED! Fall 2019 Academic Class Schedule
Fall 2019 Aesthetic Pruning Class Schedule

Our House is Always Open

While our official Open House is over, we always welcome visitors. Whether you’re interested in classes, are hoping for a little plant ifo, or just want to see our grounds/facility- come on by!

FLORAL DESIGN
The 1st Fall 2019 Floral Design Class, Influences of Continental Design, begins on Tuesday, 8/20 (note correction from typo- NOT Monday!), but unfortunately, the class is already full. There is a waiting list, and if you would like to be on it, please contact Kay: wolff.kay@gmail.com.

Next up (reserve now!): LH 838 Creative Centerpieces
Tuesdays October 15-November 26, 2019 (no class on 10/29)
6 Class Sessions
Meeting time: 6 pm- 8:50 pm H105
Class Enrollment Fee: $150

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

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.