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.

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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.