Program: Horticulture

Overview

Horticulture

The Horticulture program provides students with the training and practical experience for an entry level position as well as continuing education for those working in the horticulture industry. 

Career Opportunities

This field of concentration is designed to furnish students with knowledge of the entry-level skills necessary to embark upon a career in the horticulture industry. It includes an emphasis on practical applications leading to career advancement. It also provides a partial lower-division preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in this field. 

This Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for an entry-level position in a variety of horticulture/landscape/nursery industry positions and will serve as a foundation for specialization. 

This Associate Degree will prepare students for career advancement once a certificate has been earned. Appropriate course selection will also facilitate transfer in a related major.

Associate in Science (AS), Horticulture

This field of concentration is designed to furnish students with knowledge of the entry-level skills necessary to embark upon a career in the horticulture industry. It includes an emphasis on practical applications leading to career advancement. This Associate Degree will prepare students for career advancement once a certificate has been earned. Appropriate course selection may also facilitate transfer in a related major. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Distinguish 100 landscape plants suitable for different landscape situations with proper cultural practices. 
  • Demonstrate safe and efficient competence with hand and power tools used in the trade. 
  • Demonstrate fundamental technical skills to cultivate and manage edible and ornamental plants in horticultural production systems. 
  • Demonstrate fundamental landscaping principles to layout and install residential gardens.

Certificate of Achievement, Horticulture

This Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for an entry-level position in a variety of horticulture, landscape, and nursery positions and will serve as a foundation for specialization.