Academic Catalog

Environmental & Applied Technology

Landscape Technology Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

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-120Fundamentals of Ornamental Horticulture3
OH-130Plant Pest Control3
OH-170Plant Materials: Trees and Shrubs3
OH-180Plant Materials: Annuals and Perennials3
OH-235Principles of Landscape Irrigation4
OH-250Landscape Water Management2
OH-290Cooperative Work Experience Education 13
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
Landscape Contracting
Sustainable Urban Landscape Principles and Practices
Diagnosing Horticultural Problems
Spanish I
Total Units32-32.5

Plus General Education Requirements


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.