Horticulture, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science in Horticulture, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training for employment in the horticulture field with public and private employers. The student demonstrates his or her ability to grow and maintain plants, maintain landscapes, and communicate effectively.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students that complete the Associate of Science Horticulture Degree will demonstrate time management, accountability and dependability skills within the Horticulture field.
  2. Students that complete the Associate of Science Horticulture Degree will have basic plant identification knowledge.
  3. Students that complete the Associate of Science Horticulture Degree will be able to look at and solve basic problems in the horticulture field.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 30 units

HORT 001

Fundamentals of Horticulture

3

HORT 002

Identification of Fall Plants

3

HORT 003

Identification of Spring Plants

3

HORT 004

History of Garden Design

3

HORT 005

Introduction to Plant Pests and Diseases

3

HORT 010

Greenhouse Production

3

HORT 012

Plant Propagation

3

HORT 020

Landscape Maintenance

3

HORT 023

Landscape Irrigation and Drainage

3

HORT 074

Sustainable Landscaping

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 30

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60