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 areas: nursery production, landscape maintenance, parks and recreation, garden centers.
|REQUIRED CERTIFICATE COURSES||22|
|AGMT 108||Ag Business Computer Applications||3|
|OH 001||Introduction to Horticultural Science||3|
|OH 002||Plant Identification 1||3|
|OH 003||Plant Identification 2||3|
|OH 105||Plant Propagation||3|
|OH 204||Nursery and Greenhouse Production||3|
|OH 222||Pests of Ornamentals||3|
|WEXP 193F||Agriculture Work Experience – First Semester||1|
Select two of the following courses:
|OH 007||Principles of Landscape Design||3|
|OH 109||Landscape Maintenance||3|
|OH 206||Landscape Drafting||3|
|OH 208||Landscape Construction||3|
|OH 210||Turfgrass Management||3|
|OH 217||Landscape Irrigation||3|
|OH 218||Xeriscape: Water Conservation||3|
|OH 220||Diseases of Ornamentals||3|
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.