Landscape Design and Maintenance (010910)
Projected Start Date
The Certificate of Achievement in Landscape Technician is a low unit certificate to be conducted in partnership with academic organizations seeking credentials for students in a field-based program. The program is designed to provide enrollees engaged in a hands-on learning experience an opportunity to use their field experience combined with classroom instruction to obtain a certificate that will aid in their employment after completion of their school experience. Students may be enrolled in a variety of academic programs in order to qualify for participation in this certificate. Career options for this certificate include grounds and parks maintenance worker, fine gardener, greenskeeper, landscape design assistant, and landscape construction laborer.
Enrollment Completer Projections
It is anticipated that approximately 10 to 15 students will choose the Certificate of Achievement in Landscape Technician when established, with that number significantly higher if relationships with other organizations are established. There are current discussions being undertaken by Foothill College Apprenticeship division to establish a program for CTE based programs and schools in the south bay area. Students who are enrolled in a qualified sponsor organization may qualify to concurrently enroll in the Foothill College program. The program can be administered in cohorts of approximately 30 students, with enrollments being offered each year. Of this number, we anticipate between 25 and 28 of the enrollees will complete the program of study in the first year, with similar success numbers after 5 years of the program.
Year 1 Year 2
Course # Course Title Annual Sections Annual Enrollment Annual Sections Annual
HORT 80A Environmental Horticulture Fall Skills 1 27 1 27
HORT 80B Environmental Horticulture Winter Skills 1 26 1 27
HORT 80C Environmental Horticulture Spring Skills 1 27 1 17
HORT 80D Environmental Horticulture Summer Skills 1 33 1 20
Restricted Electives Varies 25 450 total 25 450 total
Short Courses (1 unit) Varies 8 175 total 10 225 total