Environmental Horticulture and Design     (2011-2012)

Environmental Horticulture & Design is a broad field encompassing the functional, aesthetic, and environmentally sound creation and care of our landscapes. Students learn to combine principles of environmental design, construction and maintenance practices for urban, rural and natural landscapes. The green industry is one of the largest employers in the United States.
The Environmental Horticulture & Design Department offers both an Associate in Science Degree as well as a Certificate of Achievement. For those students wishing to complete the basic core of the program within a one-year time frame, a Skills Certificate of Achievement is also available. Students may also take courses in preparation for transfer to four-year institutions where they can continue their studies in horticulture, landscape architecture, and other related disciplines. We also encourage people currently working in the field to attend classes to supplement or update their knowledge. For the homeowner or the landscape professional, short courses from two to four weeks are available. More information can be found at the Environmental Horticulture & Design website at: www.foothill.edu/bio/programs/hort

Program Learning Outcomes
Students will demonstrate skills necessary to design residential landscapes.
Students will be able to identify plant material.
Career Opportunities
Examples of career opportunities include: arboriculture, environmental management, historic garden & estate management, horticultural consulting & fine gardening, horticultural therapy, interiorscaping, landscape construction, landscape design, and park and golf course management.
Units required for Major: 94
Units required for Certificate: 45-64

Associate Degree Requirements:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 105, 108, 17 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
All Foothill General Education requirements (30 Units)
Core courses (45 Units)
Support courses (19 Units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, all core and support courses for the degree or certificates must be completed with a letter grade of "C" or better.

Program Type(s):

AS = Associate in Science Degree.
CA = Certificate of Achievement.
SC = Skills Certificate.
Partial or full general education waivers may be possible for people possessing an existing degree from an accredited institution or existing college credits.

NOTE: HORT 80 must be taken 4 times for a total of 8 units.

Core Courses: (45 units)
HORT 10 Environmental Horticulture & the Urban Landscape (5 Units)
HORT 50A Orientation to Environmental Horticulture (4 Units)
HORT 51A Plant Materials I (3 Units)
HORT 51B Plant Materials II (3 Units)
HORT 52A Horticultural Practices: Soils (3 Units)
HORT 52C Horticultural Practices: Plant Installation & Maintenance (3 Units)
HORT 54A Landscape Construction: General Practices (4 Units)
HORT 54B Landscape Construction: Technical Practices (3 Units)
HORT 54C Landscape Construction: Irrigation Practices (3 Units)
HORT 60A Landscape Design: Graphic Communication (4 Units)
HORT 60B Landscape Design: Theory (3 Units)
HORT 60C Landscape Design: Irrigation (3 Units)
HORT 80 Environmental Horticulture Skills (2 Units) This course must be repeated 2 times for a total of 4 units.

Support Courses: (19)
Plant Material Specialization (2 Units)
HORT 51C Plant Materials: Annuals (2 Units)
HORT 51D Plant Materials: California Native Plants (2 Units)
HORT 51E Plant Materials: Ground Covers & Vines (2 Units)
HORT 51F Plant Materials: Bamboos & Palms (2 Units)
HORT 51H Plant Materials: Perennials (2 Units)

And Career Focus Specialization (11 Units)
HORT 52B Horticultural Practices: Plant Propagation (3 Units)
HORT 52E Horticultural Practices: Greenhouse & Nursery Management (3 Units)
HORT 52G Horticultural Practices: Turfgrass Management (3 Units)
HORT 52H Horticultural Practices: Integrated Pest Management (3 Units)
HORT 54D Landscape Construction: Applied Practices (2 Units)
HORT 55A Green Industry Management: Business Practices (3 Units)
HORT 60D Landscape Design: Planting (3 Units)
HORT 60E Landscape Design: Computer Applications (3 Units)
HORT 60F Landscape Design: Process (3 Units)
HORT 60G Landscape Design: Intermediate Computer Applications (3 Units)

And Environmental Horticulture Skills (4 Units)
HORT 80 Environmental Horticulture Skills (2 Units) This course must be repeated 2 times for a total of 4 units.

And Short Course Specialization (2 Units)
HORT 90A Container Plantings in the Landscape (1 Unit)
HORT 90C Garden Ponds & Water Features (1 Unit)
HORT 90E Horticultural & Landscape Photography (1 Unit)
HORT 90F Landscape Design: Basic Principles (1 Unit)
HORT 90G Landscape Design Forum (1 Unit)
HORT 90H Landscape Lighting (1 Unit)
HORT 90I Landscape Sustainability Practices (1 Unit)
HORT 90K Landscaping with Edibles (1 Unit)
HORT 90L Plant Propagation: Basic Skills (1 Unit)
HORT 90M Plant Nutrition & Fertilization (1 Unit)
HORT 90N Plant Materials: Fall Color (1 Unit)
HORT 90P Pruning: Basic Skills (1 Unit)
HORT 90Q Residential Irrigation Systems (1 Unit)
HORT 90R Seasonal Floral Design (1 Unit)
HORT 90S Sustainable Integrated Pest Management (IMP) (1 Unit)
HORT 90U Landscape Design: Perspective Sketching (1 Unit)
HORT 90V Sustainable Organic Gardening (1 Unit)
HORT 90X Xeriscaping: Creating Water-Conserving Landscapes (1 Unit)
HORT 90Y Cacti & Succulents (1 Unit)
HORT 90Z Ornamental Grasses (1 Unit)

General Certificate information
 
Certificate of Achievement (64 units)
Transcriptable: Yes

Certificate Requirements
This certificate is awarded upon completion of the core and support courses. General education courses are not required.
*HORT 80 must be taken four times for a total of 8 units.
 
Skills Certificate (45 units)
Transcriptable: No

Certificate Requirements
The certificate is awarded upon completion of the core courses with a letter grade of C or better. General education courses are not required.
*HORT 80 must be taken 2 times for a total of 4 units.

Academic Year: 2011-2012

Status: Approved
Date Modified: 2011-09-30 15:27:25

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