This certificate is intended for students who are interested in working in the field of horticulture and/or landscaping. Sales of nursery and garden products represent billions of dollars in sales annually in California alone, and the landscape industry continues to grow as population increases both statewide and locally. This certificate of achievement will prepare students for jobs in both the landscape and nursery fields. Employers in this field are varied and include city and county parks; state and federal organizations; garden centers, golf courses, landscape maintenance businesses; landscape design and installation, and landscape management positions.
We anticipate 15 annual completers.
The Certificate of Achievement in Horticulture/Landscape Practices provides students with the knowledge and skills related to the management of plants, landscapes, and plant nurseries. Students will study basic plant biology and soil science as well as the design, irrigation, installation, and maintenance of various landscapes. Students will have the opportunity to work hands-on with plants in the college's greenhouse and lab facilities, and will learn to use the tools and techniques of the trade.
This preparation includes the following program learning outcomes
1. Describe the importance of the horticulture/landscaping industry to the local, state and national economies.
2. Demonstrate proficiency using technologies as they relate to the horticulture/landscape industry.
3. Apply best management practices to horticulture production scenarios.
Completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Horticulture/Landscape Practices would enable students to seamlessly enter the workforce in landscape design, landscape installation, maintenance of landscapes, and other allied fields such as the retail or production plant nursery areas
To meet the requirements for this certificate of achievement the students must:
1. Completion of a total of 20 semester units that include the following: AG 15, AG17, AG 21, AG23, AG 25, AG 27, and AG 43.
2. Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0
(Y1 or S1)
|AG-17||Introduction to Soils||3||S1|
|AG-23||Introduction to Plant Science||3||S2|
|AG-25||Landscape Construction and Installation||3||S2|
|AG-43||Career Planning for Agriculture||2||S1|