Environmental Horticulture and Design     (2006-2007)

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 Foothill College Environmental Horticulture & Design Department offers both an A.S. Degree as well as a Career Certificate in Environmental Horticulture & Design. For those students wishing to complete the basic core of the program within a one-year time frame, a Skills Certificate 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 of 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
Career Opportunities
Examples of career opportunities include: environmental management, historic garden and estate management, horticultural consulting, horticultural therapy, interiorscaping, landscape construction, landscape design, and park and golf course management.
Units required for Major: 64-65
Units required for Certificate: 45-65

Associate Degree Requirements:
• English proficiency: ENGL 1A, ESL 26 or equivalent.
• Mathematics proficiency: MATH 103/105 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units required to include:
• All General Education requirements
• Core courses (45 Units)
• Plant Material Specialization courses (2 Units)
• Career Focus Specialization courses (11-12 Units)
• HORT 80 must be taken 4 times for a total of 8 units
• Short Course Specialization courses (2 Units)
• Electives & other graduation requirements as appropriate.

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.
CCC = Career Certificate.
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.

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
Plant Material Specialization (2 Units Required)

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: Grasses, Bamboos, & Palms (2 Units)
HORT 51G Plant Materials: Interior & Tropical Plants (2 Units)
HORT 51H Plant Materials: Perennials (2 Units)
HORT 51J Plant Materials: Cacti & Succulents (2 Units)

Career Focus Specialization (12 Units Required)
HORT 52B Horticultural Practices: Plant Propagation (3 Units)
HORT 52D Horticultural Practices: Biotechnology & Micropropagation (3 Units)
HORT 52E Horticultural Practices: Greenhouse & Nursery Management (3 Units)
HORT 52F Horticultural Practices: Interiorscaping (3 Units)
HORT 52G Horticultural Practices: Turfgrass Management (3 Units)
HORT 52H Horticultural Practices: Integrated Pest Management (3 Units)
HORT 55A Green Industry Management: Business Practices (3 Units)
HORT 55B Green Industry Management: Employee 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 80 Environmental Horticulture Skills (2 Units)

Short Course Specialization (2 Units Required)
HORT 90A Container Plantings in the Landscape (1 Unit)
HORT 90B Environmental Horticulture Careers (1 Unit)
HORT 90C Garden Ponds & Water Features (1 Unit)
HORT 90D Herbs: Identification, Use, & Folklore (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 90J Landscape Tools & Equipment (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 Material: 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 Technical Update on Insect Management for Pest Control Advisors (1 Unit)
HORT 90T Gardens of the Renaissance (1 Unit)
HORT 90U Landscape Design: Perspective Sketching (1 Unit)
HORT 90W Water Features in European Gardens (1 Unit)
HORT 90X Xeriscaping: Creating Water Conserving Landscapes (1 Unit)

General Certificate information
Career Certificate (65 units)

Certificate Requirements
Same as Associate in Arts degree, except general education courses are not required.
*HORT 80 must be taken four times for a total of 8 units.
Skills Certificate (45 units)

Certificate Requirements
Completion of the “Core Courses” with a letter grade of “C” or better. *HORT 80 must be taken 2 times for a total of 4 units.

Academic Year: 2006-2007

Status: Approved
Date Modified: 2006-06-16 09:17:44

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