The BCC Horticulture Program has a diverse curriculum for the student, professional or amateur who desires a rewarding career or knowledge of plants and their care. The result is a program that combines science, art and business. The program is designed to prepare students for direct entry into a career, but allows for transfer to a 4 year institution or simply for personal enrichment or improvement of personal skills.
Students are encouraged to take part in campus and community special events or projects. Some past examples are: Macy's Flower Show, holiday decorations at Skylands NJ State Botanical Garden, Earth Day, and Arbor Day. They also participate in popular fund-raising (for scholarships) events such as campus wide seasonal plant and flower sales. Many of these plants are grown and nurtured in our own greenhouse.
Faculty members are chosen for their academic qualities as well as their professional and business experiences. Our facilities offer hands on opportunities to learn,and small classes facilitate the teacher/ student relationship. The program has grown steadily due to the expanding market for the required skills and desire for technical knowledge. It encourages a fun, creative and scientific learning environment.Courses are offered day, evening and summer. Come explore our variety of programs and courses.Come grow with us!!!
The ornamental horticulture program has flourished over three decades at Bergen Community College.The following chronology highlights its achievements:
2002 - Opening of BCC's new Greenhouse
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652