Landscape Horticulture Program 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.
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.
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
- 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?)
Degree Planning Sheets
- Short-Term Certificate Programs
- Certificate Programs
- Landscape Design and Construction
- Sustainable Land Management
- Horticultural Studies
- Associate of Applied Science / Transfer