The program of study for this certificate is designed to give students both broad and specialized training for entry-level employment as maintenance gardeners or to add to their capabilities in landscape maintenance including preparation for State and Civil Service examinations for the position of maintenance gardener.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
Enrollment and Completer Projections
|Course number||Course Title||Annual Sections||Annual Enrollment/ Completions|
|O H 50||Introduction to Environmental Horticulture||5||130/130|
|O H 56||Horticultural Machines||1||30/30|
|O H 76||Fall and Winter Plant Identification||2||60/60|
|O H 63||Soils||1||30/30|
|O H 75||Pest Management||1||25/25|
|O H 77||Spring and Summer Plant Identification||2||60/60|
|O H 53A||Beginning Landscape Horticulture||2||20/20|
|O H 53B||Advanced Landscape Construction||2||10/10|
|O H 60||Business Practices||1||25/25|
This Certificate usually has 5-6 completions per year.
The program of study for this certificate is designed to give students both broad and specialized training for entry-level employment as maintenance gardeners or to add to their capabilities in landscape maintenance including preparation for State and Civil Service examinations for the position of maintenance gardener. The program of study for this certificate includes instruction in principles of landscape design and landscape construction, principles of environmental horticulture, plant identification, landscape horticulture, and business practices in the environmental-horticultural industry. Students who complete the curriculum and other graduation requirements receive the Associate in Science in Landscape Gardening and Landscape Contracting.
The curriculum in Landscape Maintenance is a 1.5-year course of study, planned so that graduates, depending upon their interests, abilities, and achievement, may qualify for employment in a wide variety of capacities. Positions that graduates may hold in private employment, or for which they may take civil-service examinations, include those of landscape maintenance gardener,estate gardener, municipal gardener, landscape installer or contractor,landscape designer, nursery specialist, horticultural or agricultural inspector, highway landscape supervisor, tree-maintenance technician, school or community garden coordinator, irrigation technician, landscape restoration worker, athletic field or golf course groundskeeper, or landscape consultant. Other positions include garden sales, growers, horticultural supply sales, interiorscape technicians or supervisors, irrigation design or sales and arborist.
(Y1 or S1)
|OH 50||Introduction to Environmental Horticulture||3||Y1/S1|
|OH 56||Horticulture Machines||3||Y1/S1|
|OH 60||Business Practices||3||Y1/S1|
|OH 75||Pest Management||3||Y1/S2|
|OH 76||Fall and Winter Plant Identification||4||Y1/S2|
|OH 77||Spring and Summer Plant Identification||4||Y1/S2|
|OH 53A||Beginning Landscape Horticulture||3||Y2/S1|
|OH 53B||Advanced Landscape Horticulture||3||Y2/S2|
|CMST 11||Basic Public Speaking||3||Y1 or Y2|
Year 1, Semester 1: 12-units
Year 1, Semester 2: 11-units
Year 2, Semester 1: 3-6 units
Year 2, Semester 2: 3-units