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Nursery, Greenhouse and Grower Operations
Certificate of Achievement
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. T e 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 Certificate
The Certificate of Achievement in Nursery, Greenhouse, and Grower Operations is designed to prepare students for work in retail or wholesale nursery operations, greenhouse operations, interior plantscape installation and maintenance, and ornamental and urban agriculture growing operations.
Numerous entry level career opportunities in the field of horticulture include: retail garden sales associate, wholesale and grower nursery worker, landscape maintenance worker, park maintenance worker, and golf course greens keeper.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Nursery, Greenhouse, and Grower Operations, students are able to demonstrate an understanding of propagation, care, and marketing involved in the production and sale of nursery plants.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Nursery, Greenhouse, and Grower
Operations, students are able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of
growing plants in urban environments, such as greenhouse, interior plantscapes, hydroponic/aquaponic,
and other urban agricultural and horticultural environments.
|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 55 Greenhouse, Nursery, and Garden Center Management||3|
|HORT 60 Landscape Irrigation Systems||3|
|HORT 62 California Native and Dry Landscapes||2|
|HORT 67 Interior Plantscapes||2|
|HORT 71 Fundamentals of Hydroponics and Aquaponics||3|
Updated: July 2022