Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Counselor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog Program: Horticulture - Nursery Management Certificate of Achievement

Horticulture - Nursery Management Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Horticulture - Nursery Management certificate, the student will demonstrate skills, knowledge, and training in preparation to take the Plant California Alliance- California Certified Nursery Professional (CCN Pro) exam, and to gain entry-level or to advance employment positions such as: retail salesperson, production or propagation manager, nursery manager, grower, and small business owner. The student will demonstrate the skills and abilities to: perform essential plant care for greenhouse and nursery crops, such as transplanting, fertilizing, propagating, and pruning, identify, diagnose, and treat common plant pests, apply skilled plant selection assistance, and develop crop scheduling and production plans.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Implement knowledge and ability to identify common landscape plants.
  2. Use knowledge of plant growth and threats to plant health to identify and diagnose common plant pest problems.
  3. Demonstrate technical skills and knowledge necessary for employment in the nursery management industry.
  4. Understand and apply basic business skills critical to the nursery management industry, such as time management, attention to detail, and consistency.

Core Requirements

Complete 10 units

Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
AGBUS 15 Agribusiness Computer Applications Units: 3
HORT 1 Introduction to Environmental Horticulture Units: 4
HORT 5 Integrated Pest Management in Environmental Horticulture Units: 3

Restricted Electives

Area A

Complete 3 units selected from:

Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
HORT 2 Plant Materials and Usage - Fall Units: 3
HORT 3 Plant Materials and Usage - Spring Units: 3

Area B

Complete 3 units selected from:

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

Area C

Complete 1 - 3 units selected from:

Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
HORT 23 Landscape Irrigation and Drainage Units: 3
HORT 96V Work Experience: Environmental Horticulture Units: 1-4

Minimum Units Required: 17

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

For more information:

Contact the Agriculture Transfer and Career Pathway (TrAC)