Skill Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture - Retail Nursery Skills Option

Division: Agriculture

Students completing this certificate will acquire basic skills in plant identification, selection and usage, and cultural practices for working in a retail nursery.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify and classify plant material, describe its usage, and cultural practices.
  • Prepare appropriate growth media for propagation techniques and growing plant materials in containers.
  • Communicate with the public and colleagues using a variety of methods and digital applications.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following jobs: nursery sales associate, garden center, landscape maintenance.

Required Certificate Courses (12 Units)12
Basic Ornamental Horticulture
Plant Identification 1
Plant Identification 2
Nursery & Greenhouse Productn.
Total12

The Skill Certificate 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.