This specialized field focuses on the design, installation and management of landscape irrigation systems. The program is designed for entry level students, those seeking to upgrade existing skills, or those wishing to transfer to a four-year degree program at Cal Poly or other institution. The use of current design theory, installation techniques, and management programs form the heart of the curriculum. Graduates are employed by landscape architects, irrigation consultants, landscape contractors, public agencies or may be self-employed.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Perform work-related functions according to current industry standards.
- Assess and resolve work-related problems using current industry-specific tools and resources.
- Communicate effectively to prospective clients, managers and coworkers in a workplace setting.
- Abide by industry and government regulations regarding occupational health and safety, and/or environmental standards.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|OH-102||Xeriscape: Water Conservation in the Landscape||2|
|OH-120||Fundamentals of Ornamental Horticulture||3|
|OH-221||Landscape Construction: Irrigation and Carpentry||3|
|OH-235||Principles of Landscape Irrigation||4|
|OH-250||Landscape Water Management||2|
|OH-290||Cooperative Work Experience Education 1||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Business|
|Entrepreneurship: Starting and Developing a Business|
|Business Law: Legal Environment of Business|
|Select nine units from the following:||9|
|Plant Pest Control|
|Landscape Architecture I|
|Plant Materials: Trees and Shrubs|
|Turf and Ground Cover Management|
|Introduction to Computer-Aided Landscape Design 2|
|Irrigation System Design|
Student must complete six units within the major at Cuyamaca College to be eligible for this course.
May also be offered at Southwestern College as LA 200.
Certificate of Achievement
Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Irrigation Technology. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.