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

Horticulture - Landscape Arborist Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Horticulture - Landscape Arborist Certificate of Achievement, the student will demonstrate skills, knowledge, and training necessary to take the exam for the Tree Care Industry Association’s Tree Care Specialist Credential, obtain Chainsaw Safety Certification, and to gain entry-level employment or career advancement in tree care, ground operations, or climbing. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and abilities in the areas of: safety, tree biology and identification, pruning, transplanting, fertilizing, cabling and bracing, lightning protection, and plant health care. Student learning and performance will reflect industry standards, with focus on work-based learning opportunities.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply knowledge and understanding of plant growth characteristics and health requirements to critically solve common problems in landscape trees.
  2. Understand and apply basic business skills critical to the landscape arboriculture industry, such as time management, attention to detail, and consistency.
  3. Demonstrate technical skills and knowledge necessary for employment in the landscape management industry, specifically related to tree management and care.

Core Requirements

Complete 19 units

Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
AGBUS 15 Agribusiness Computer Applications Units: 3
HORT 1 Introduction to Environmental Horticulture Units: 4
HORT 2 Plant Materials and Usage - Fall Units: 3
  •       or HORT 3 Plant Materials and Usage - Spring Units: 3
  • HORT 5 Integrated Pest Management in Environmental Horticulture Units: 3
    HORT 20 Landscape Maintenance Units: 3
    HORT 26 Introduction to Arboriculture Units: 3

    Restricted Electives

    Complete 1 - 3 units selected from:

    Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    HORT 21 Landscape Construction Units: 3
    HORT 23 Landscape Irrigation and Drainage Units: 3
    HORT 24 Principles of Landscape Design Units: 3
    HORT 96V Work Experience: Environmental Horticulture Units: 1-4

    Minimum Units Required: 20

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

    Related Programs

    Horticulture, AS 

    Horticulture - Irrigation Technician Certificate of Achievement 

    Horticulture - Nursery Management Certificate of Achievement 

    Horticulture - Sustainable Landscape Management Certificate of Achievement 

    For more information:

    Contact the Agriculture Transfer and Career Pathway (TrAC)