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Horticulture

The Program

Having the Certificate demonstrates your proficiency in specified skills. The Associate of Science (AS) Degree is recommended for students who wish to go on to 4-year degrees. The AS includes the Certificate, plus a few more electives and General Education. Students with the AS degree will also have demonstrated a broader educational basis and writing ability that can give them an advantage for promotional opportunities in the future.

The Certificate and AS are available to specialize in 3 areas: Landscape Installation and Maintenance, Nursery Management and Operations, and Floristry.

Freshman Year

Courses Units
Horticulture 50 (Introduction to Horticulture) 3
Horticulture 51 (Fall Plant Material Identification) 3
Horticulture 52 (Spring Plant Material Identification) 3
Horticulture 53 (Plant Disease and Pest Control) 3
Horticulture Options* 6-7
General Education Courses§  

 

Sophomore Year

Courses Units
Horticulture 54 (Planting Media and Nutrition) 2
Horticulture 55 (Horticulture Management and Operations) 3
Horticulture 95 (Work Experience) 2
Horticulture 96 (Work Experience Seminar) 1
Horticulture Options* 6-7
General Education Courses§  
Total units required 60



§ Program-based General Education 3 unit requirement. See a counselor.

*Complete 1 of the 3 Horticulture Concentration Options

Horticulture Option 1: Landscape Installation and Maintenance.....13 units

Courses
Horticulture 56 (Arboriculture)
Horticulture 57 (Landscape and Turfgrass Management)
Horticulture 58 (Landscape Construction)
Horticulture 59 (Landscape Design)
Horticulture 60 (Landscape Irrigation Systems)
Horticulture 69 (Advanced Landscape Design)


Horticulture Option 2: Nursery Management and Operations.....13 units

Courses
Horticulture 56 (Arboriculture)
Horticulture 57 (Landscape and Turfgrass Management)
Horticulture 59 (Landscape Design)
Horticulture 60 (Landscape Irrigation Systems)
Horticulture 67 (Interior Plantscapes)
Viticulture and Winery Technology10 (Introduction to Viticulture)


Horticulture Option 3: Floristry.....12 units

Courses
Horticulture 64 (Basic Floristry)
Horticulture 65 (Intermediate Floristry)
Horticulture 66 (Advanced Floristry)
Horticulture 67 (Interior Plantscapes)


Gainful Employment Disclosure: Certificate of Achievement in Horticulture

Certificate of Achievement Horticulture

Courses Units
Horticulture 50 (Introduction Horticulture) 3
Horticulture 51 (Plant Materials I) 3
Horticulture 52 (Plant Materials II ) 3
Horticulture 53 (Plant Disease and Pest Control) 3
Horticulture 54 (Planting Media and Nutrition) 2
Horticulture 55 (Horticulture Management and Operations) 3
Horticulture Electives* 5
Total units required 22


Electives:*

Select any 2 courses from the 3 Horticulture Concentration Options above.

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