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Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Management Major (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 38.5

Term Effective: Spring 2012

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: Landscape Management major deals with all aspects of plant use in the landscape. People working in the landscape field derive job satisfaction from enhancing the function and beauty of the environment while being physically active outdoors or helping support that activity in allied sales and service occupations. Landscape work involves construction and planting projects, irrigation system design and water management, and specialty fields such as turf management, tree care, and interiorscapes. This program provides an introductory base of plant knowledge and landscape skills, allowing students the option of entering a variety of jobs with the preparation for rapid advancement within their chosen occupations. The program emphasizes hands-on learning and most courses incorporate lab activities that apply knowledge and skills in realistic settings. The program is actively supported by the local horticulture industry.

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:

  1. Create a materials takeoff for hardscape features;
  2. develop the skills to perform landscape contractor construction skills;
  3. demonstrate proper landscape plant maintenance practices;
  4. develop proper water efficient practices in the landscape; and
  5. assess plants for landscape purposes.

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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Management program are:

  • Complete 38.5 units from
    • Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Management Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Management Requirements - complete 37.5 units
AGMEC 51 Agriculture Mechanics 13.0
AGRI 60 Soil & Plant Nutrition3.0
AGRI 70 Integrated Pest Management3.0
HORT 50.1 Introduction to Horticultural Science1.5
HORT 50.2 Horticulture Industry & Careers1.5
HORT 8 Plant Materials: Summer/Fall3.0
HORT 12 Plant Materials: Winter/Spring3.0
HORT 65 Horticulture Workplace Practices1.5
HORT 80 Landscape Practices3.0
HORT 91 Landscape Construction/Estimation3.0
HORT 92.1 Landscape Irrigation3.0
HORT 93 Landscape Drafting and Design3.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
AGRI 99I Agriculture Occupational Work Experience Internship0.5-8.0
HORT 82 Introduction to Arboriculture3.0
HORT 92.2 Low Volume Landscape Irrigation1.5
HORT 180 Water Conserving Landscapes1.0
HORT 181 Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Training1.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
AGBUS 2 Agricultural Computer Applications3.0
AGBUS 7 Agricultural Economics3.0
AGBUS 56 Introduction to Agriculture and Wine Business Management3.0
AGBUS 61 Agricultural Marketing3.0
AGBUS 62 Agricultural Sales and Communication3.0
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 Literacy1.0
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.0

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.

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