Landscape installation and management forms the focus of this program. Students will learn the latest methods, materials and techniques in the landscape industry. Those seeking careers in landscape technology are entering a challenging career field that requires knowledge of plant material, turfgrass, landscape and irrigation design, soils, pest control and landscape construction. A professional in the field has the opportunity to be involved in working with people as well as plants as the manager must direct and supervise employees, deal with clients and suppliers, and may become involved in professional organizations. Students entering the landscape industry, those already employed but seeking to upgrade their skills, and those wishing to transfer to Cal Poly or other four-year degree programs will benefit from the curriculum. Graduates are employed by 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-120||Fundamentals of Ornamental Horticulture||3|
|OH-130||Plant Pest Control||3|
|OH-170||Plant Materials: Trees and Shrubs||3|
|OH-180||Plant Materials: Annuals and Perennials||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 five units from the following:||5-5.5|
|Xeriscape: Water Conservation in the Landscape|
|Edibles in Urban Landscapes|
|Landscape Architecture I|
|Landscape Architecture II|
|Turf and Ground Cover Management|
|Landscape Construction: Concrete and Masonry|
|Landscape Construction: Irrigation and Carpentry|
|Japanese Garden Design and Construction|
|Sustainable Urban Landscape Principles and Practices|
|Diagnosing Horticultural Problems|
Student must complete six units within the major at Cuyamaca College to be eligible for this course.
Certificate of Achievement
Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Landscape Technology. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.