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|Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design Major (AS)
||Agriculture & Natural Resources
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design major prepares students for occupations within the landscape industry that require garden design skills. The program emphasizes hands-on learning, and most courses incorporate lab activities that apply knowledge and skills in realistic settings.
This program of study is also available as a career certificate option. For more information see the Agriculture Department website.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
- Apply proper landscape principles to an appropriate site;
- apply color media to the graphic presentation of a landscape plan; and
- prepare perspective drawings of a design.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
The requirements for the Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design program are:
- Information Learning Resources Requirement
- Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design Major Requirements
|Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.0 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.0 units from the following:|
|LIR 10 ||Introduction to Information Literacy||1.0|
|LIR 30 ||Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects||1.0|
|Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design Major Requirements - complete 28.5 units|
|HORT 50.1 ||Introduction to Horticultural Science||1.5|
|HORT 8 ||Plant Materials: Summer/Fall||3.0|
|HORT 12 ||Plant Materials: Winter/Spring||3.0|
|HORT 65 ||Horticulture Workplace Practices||1.5|
|HORT 80 ||Landscape Practices||3.0|
|HORT 91 ||Landscape Construction/Estimation||3.0|
|HORT 92.1 ||Landscape Irrigation||3.0|
|HORT 93 ||Landscape Drafting and Design||3.0|
|HORT 94 ||Landscape Design Applications||3.0|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:|
|AGBUS 56 ||Introduction to Agriculture and Wine Business Management||3.0|
|AGRI 60 ||Soil & Plant Nutrition||3.0|
|AGRI 99I ||Agriculture Occupational Work Experience Internship||0.5-8.0|
|APTECH 46 ||Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting||2.0|
|APTECH 57 ||Advanced AutoCAD||3.0|
|ART 3 ||Introduction to Art & Design||1.5-3.0|
|ART 4 ||Principles of Color||1.5-3.0|
|HORT 50.2 ||Horticulture Industry & Careers||1.5|
|HORT 82 ||Introduction to Arboriculture||3.0|
|HORT 92.2 ||Low Volume Landscape Irrigation||1.5|
|HORT 110 ||Unique Trees for Northern California||1.5|
|HORT 111 ||Unique Shrubs, Vines, and Groundcovers for No. California||1.5|
|HORT 112 ||Perennials for Sonoma County||1.5|
|HORT 115 ||Ornamental Grasses||1.0|
|HORT 115.1 ||Designing with Ornamental Grasses||1.0|
|HORT 119 ||Landscaping with California Native Plants||1.5|
|HORT 151 ||Pruning Ornamentals||1.5|
|HORT 153 ||Basic Turf Care||1.5|
|HORT 171 ||Integrated Pest Management in the Horticulture Industry||1.5|
|HORT 180 ||Water Conserving Landscapes||1.0|
|HORT 181 ||Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Training||1.0|
|HORT 189 ||Landscape Drainage Basics||1.5|
|HORT 195A ||CAD: Landscape Site Plans||1.0|
|HORT 195B ||CAD: Landscape Planting Plans||1.0|
|HORT 195C ||CAD: Landscape Irrigation Plans||1.0|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.5 units from the following:|
|AGBUS 2 ||Agricultural Computer Applications||3.0|
|CS 160.11A ||Intro to MS Word for Win, Level 1, for Office Professionals||0.5|
|CS 161.11A ||Intro to MS Excel, Level 1, for Office Professionals||0.5|
|CS 165.31 ||Microsoft Office Integration||0.5|
|CS 101A ||Personal Computers for New Users||1.0|
|CS 105A ||Introduction to Macintosh||1.5|
Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories;
that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course.
Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers
in the Program Requirements section.
No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the major.
Students with extensive horticulturally related workplace experience should consult with the instructor prior to enrolling in HORT 65.