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Landscape Horticulture Program Information

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General Information

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Training for Jobs

  • Sustainable Land Management / Landscape Maintenance - Prepare for a career managing and restoring landscapes—residential, commercial, parks, public gardens, and natural areas.
  • Horticultural Studies - Gain a broad foundation of horticultural knowledge and skills. Topics include: nurseries and garden centers, greenhouses, permaculture, and edibles.
  • Landscape Design / Construction - Specialize in either design or construction/irrigation. Design is usually integrated with installation and maintenance services.
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Resources Available to Students

  • Instructors with industry experience; provide career guidance as part of the educational process.
  • Campus Arboretum - 5-acre outdoor classroom on site.
  • LHO Facilities - greenhouse, nursery and retail garden center.
  • Internship Program - provides industry work experience and networking.
  • SSCC Career Development Services has postings of job opportunities and internships in the industry, and can help with resume preparation.
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Degree Options

Note: It is not necessary to commit to a certificate or degree program in order to take classes. Students may take individual courses for professional improvement or personal interest. See Class Schedules.

  • Certificate:
    • One-year certificate in Landscape Design & Construction, Sustainable Land Management / Landscape Maintenance or Horticultural Studies
    • Earning a certificate demonstrates a foundation of horticultural information and a measurable commitment to specific goals and their achievement
    • 48 credits (3 quarters of 16 credits each)
    • 10 credits within a chosen option - Landscape Design & Construction, Sustainable Land Management / Landscape Maintenance or Horticultural Studies
  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.):
    • 2 year degree in Landscape Design & Construction, Sustainable Land Management / Landscape Maintenance or Horticultural Studies
    • 1 year certificate plus 42 credits
    • 26 credits within chosen option - including 2-8 internship credits (or work experience credit)
  • Associate of Applied Science-Transfer    (What's an A.A.S.-T?)
  • Gainful Employment

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