Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Counselor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog Program: Horticulture, AS

Horticulture, AS

The Associate in Science degree in Horticulture provides students with an introductory foundation of plant production and management skills. It prepares students for careers in landscape management, greenhouse production and propagation, arboriculture, sports field management, and nursery management. Potential careers in the field include: Nursery Technician or Manager, Production or Propagation Technician or Manager, First-Line Supervisor of Landscaping, Lawn Care, and Groundskeeping, Small Business Owner.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Implement fundamental horticultural knowledge to identify and solve practical challenges associated with the Horticulture industry.
  2. Understand and apply fundamental knowledge related to identification, management, and production of horticultural crops.
  3. Understand and apply basic management and business skills critical to the horticulture industry, such as time management, attention to detail, communication, and consistency.
  4. Recognize and perform the technical skills required for employment in the horticulture industry.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 22 units

Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
HORT 1 Introduction to Environmental Horticulture Units: 4
HORT 2 Plant Materials and Usage - Fall Units: 3
HORT 3 Plant Materials and Usage - Spring Units: 3
HORT 4 History of Garden Design Units: 3
HORT 5 Integrated Pest Management in Environmental Horticulture Units: 3
HORT 20 Landscape Maintenance Units: 3
HORT 23 Landscape Irrigation and Drainage Units: 3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A

Complete 3 units selected from:

Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
HORT 10 Greenhouse Production Units: 3
HORT 12 Plant Propagation/Production Units: 3

Area B

Complete 3 units selected from:

Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
HORT 21 Landscape Construction Units: 3
HORT 24 Principles of Landscape Design Units: 3

Area C

Complete 3 units selected from:

Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
HORT 22 Turfgrass Management Units: 3
HORT 26 Introduction to Arboriculture Units: 3

Minimum Major Units Required: 31

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education Pattern Units: 27
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE), Pattern/Certificate of Achievement Units: 40
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), Pattern/Certificate of Achievement Units: 37

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60

For more information:

Contact the Agriculture Transfer and Career Pathway (TrAC)