Certificate of Achievement in Ornamental Horticulture
This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Ornamental Horticulture. Students completing this certificate will acquire plant propagation, pest management, plant identification and basic ornamental horticulture skills and practices.
- Identify and classify common landscape plants utilized in the climate zones of the Central Valley and describe their cultural requirements.
- Describe and demonstrate the safe and efficient use of tools, equipment and materials commonly used in ornamental horticulture and nursery management.
- Prepare appropriate growth media and utilize common horticultural techniques and practices to propagate and produce ornamental plants in containers.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: nursery production, landscape maintenance, parks and recreation, garden centers.
|Required Certificate Courses (22 Units)||22|
|AG Business Computer Apps|
|Basic Ornamental Horticulture|
|Plant Identification 1|
|Plant Identification 2|
|Nursery & Greenhouse Productn.|
|Pests of Ornamentals|
|Agriculture Wrk Exp-1st Sem|
|Restricted Electives (6 Units)||6|
|Select two of the following courses:|
|Principles of Landscape Design|
|Xeriscape: Water Conservation|
|Diseases of Ornamentals|
The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Agriculture Division Chair.