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Associate in Science
About the Program
The horticulture curriculum is designed to meet the demand for trained personnel in a broad range of horticultural fields. The Horticulture program offers an Associate of Science degree and Certificates of Achievement in several fields: ornamental horticulture, landscape maintenance and construction, and landscape design. Successful completion of any of these Certificates of Achievement in Horticulture provides students with skills proficiency for entry-level jobs. The Associate of Science (AS) Degree is recommended for students who wish to transfer to 4-year institutions. 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.
About the Degree
The Associate of Science in Horticulture is designed to prepare students to have a broader education basis and writing ability that can give them an advantage for promotional opportunities in the field of Horticulture.
Career opportunities for students who complete this program include residential and commercial landscape installation and maintenance; urban tree service; forestry; park, grounds, and golf course maintenance; nursery management and operations; floristry; plant pest control and horticulture consulting; and landscape design. Technical, supervisory and management positions in the fields of: retail, wholesale, and grower nursery management; landscape and irrigation maintenance, installation, and design; and landscape management of gardens, parks, golf courses, and sports fields.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in History, students are able to analyze and assess various types of historical sources.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in History, students are able to compose an argument using historical evidence.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in History, students are able to explain major historical
developments in United States and World History.
|HORT 50 Introduction to Horticulture||3|
|HORT 51 Fall Plant Material Identification||3|
|HORT 52 Spring Plant Material Identification||3|
|HORT 53 Landscape and Vineyard Pest and Disease Management||3|
|HORT 54 Landscape and Vineyard Soils, Fertilizers, and Irrigation||3|
|HORT 56 Arboriculture/Urban Forestry||3|
|HORT 57 Landscape and Turfgrass Mgmt||2|
|HORT 59 Landscape Design||2|
|HORT 60 Landscape Irrigation Systems||3|
|HORT 55 Greenhouse, Nursery, and Garden Center Management||3|
|HORT 58 Landscape Construction||3|
|HORT 62 California Native and Dry Landscapes||2|
|HORT 63 Sustainable Landscape||2|
|HORT 67 Interior Plantscapes||2|
|HORT 71 Fundamentals of Hydroponics and Aquaponics||3|
|HORT 73 Computer Aided Landscape Design||3|
|BIO 40 Humans and the Environment||3|
ᅀRequired if a student uses the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science (AS) Degree
|Total Units in the Major||31-34|
The Associate Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the required 60 or more semester units of the degree pattern with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better, of which 12 units must be earned at Las Positas College. In addition, students must complete a General Education pattern in order to earn a degree: see the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science (AS) Degree, California State University General Education-Breadth, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program, the optional course(s) taken, and the GE pattern selected. Elective units are degree applicable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022