AS Degree - Major in Ornamental Horticulture

Applied Science & Technology
Upon successful completion of the Ornamental Horticulture AS Degree, 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.

Total Units Required 60
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
OH 12 Fundamentals of Horticulture 3
OH 30 Greenhouse Production 3
OH 21A Identification of Fall Plants 3
GE CHOICE General Education Courses 6

Second Semester
OH 34 Plant Propagation 3
OH 21B Identification of Spring Plants 3
GE CHOICE General Education Courses 9

Third Semester
OH 35 Landscape Maintenance 3
OH 31 Floral Arrangement 2
OH 71 Introduction to Plant Pests and Diseases 2
PLANT 10 Principles of Plant Science 3
PLANT 10L Principles of Plant Science Laboratory 1
ELECTIVES* See Group I Below 5

Fourth Semester
OH 23 Landscape Irrigation and Drainage 3
GE CHOICE General Education Courses 6
ELECTIVES* See Group I Below 5

*Group I (Electives)
PLANT 14 Soil Science 4
PLANT 12 Economic Entomology 3
AGBUS 12 Agricultural Economics 3
AGBUS 15 Agribusiness Computer Applications 3
BIOL 3 General Botany 4

CHEM 1A General Chemistry 5
CHEM 3A Introduction to Chemistry 4

SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish 5
AGEGR 64 Basic Engines 3

A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.

Students must meet Associate Degree Gerneral Education requirements. See General Education requirements.


San Joaquin Delta College has been affiliated with apprenticeship programs providing Related and Supplemental Training (RSI) for over 50 years. The college programs are designed as part of the State Division of Apprenticeship Standards approved Apprenticeship Program Standards for the particular apprenticeship programs. The apprenticeship courses are only available to apprentices that are indentured to the particular apprenticeship committee/program as governed by the State Division of Apprenticeship Standards, Apprenticeship Committee, and the California Community College Chancellor's Office.

The apprenticeship programs are designed so that an employer hires the apprentice, and the apprentice increases his/her occupational skills and knowledge while receiving On-The-Job Training (OJT). The apprentice also attends specific apprenticeship courses (RSI) provided by Delta College. The apprentice's educational program and OJT training is under the direction of the Apprenticeship Committee. Apprenticeship programs may vary from 2 years to 5 years in length.

San Joaquin Delta College provides apprenticeship classes (RSI) for the following apprenticeship programs:

Automotive & Related Trades

Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician

Electrical Trades

Electrical Maintenance

Hydroelectric Plant Operator


Mechanical Maintenance

Mill Cabinet

Plant Programs- Individual

Plumbers & Pipe Fitters

Plumbers Refrigeration Service

Utility Craft Worker

The apprentice will be recommended for a Journeylevel Certificate issued by the State Division of Apprenticeship Standards when the apprentice that completes the required apprenticeship classes, meets the minimum number of On-The-Job Training (OJT) hours working with an approved employer, and has positive employer evaluations. Some apprenticeship programs also offer national certification and recognition for reaching journeylevel. Many of the apprentices that are awarded Journeylevel certificates also earn a Delta College Certificate or AS Degree.

Admissions Procedures

Admissions procedures are specified in the Program Standards for each specific state approved apprenticeship program. More information of the specific admission procedures can be obtained by contacting the Delta College Apprenticeship Office at 954-5236 or visiting the Apprenticeship Office, Holt 140.

Application Procedure

Anyone interested in applying for an apprenticeship program must make application to the particular apprenticeship program and not San Joaquin Delta College. The apprentice is hired by an employer affiliated with one of the State approved programs prior to attending any apprenticeship classes. Information about apprenticeship programs in our area is available in Apprenticeship Office, Holt 140 or 954-5236.

Selection Procedure

The selection of the apprentice is made by the apprenticeship committee or employer according to the State approved Apprenticeship Program Standards. Once the applicant is selected to an apprenticeship program, the apprentice is required to complete a Delta College application for admissions. The apprenticeship office will process all course enrollments as required by the specific apprenticeship program standards.

For Additional Information

Interested individuals my contact the State Division of Apprenticeship Standards or the Delta College Apprenticeship Office for more information.

Division of Apprenticeship Standards

2424 Arden Way Suite 160

Sacramento, CA 95825-2488

Telephone (916) 263-0718

Delta College Apprenticeship Office

5151 Pacific Avenue, Holt 140

Stockton, CA 95207-6370

(209) 954-5236