Degree Description

Designed to train students in the skills needed in the nursery industry. Students who successfully complete the degree are eligible for positions such as plant propagator, greenhouse manager, nursery manager, nursery sales assistant, indoor plant specialist. Positions may be found retail nurseries, greenhouse growers, field growers, floral shops, and indoor plant care specialists. Students who have completed this degree have proven they can identify, propagate, grow, care for, and sell plants for the horticultural trades.

Degree Course Requirements:

 Course #  Course Title  Units
LNT 100 Plant and Horticultural Science  4
LNT 102 - 119* Plant Idenditification*  6*
LNT 134 Soils  3
LNT 136 Plant Pest and Disease Control  3
LNT 138 Floral Design 1  3
LNT 144 House Plant Care and Production  1.5
LNT 146 Plant Propagation  1.5
LNT 148 Horticultural Business Practices  
   OR  3
ACCT 7 Basic Business Bookkeeping  
BIOL 100, 101 Principles of Biology and Lab  4
PD 290-293 Occupational Cooperative Education I-IV  4
Electives Students must choose from any electives
below to earn at least 7 additional units.
LNT 72 Horticultural Equipment: Care and Operation (2 units) 2
LNT 125 Landscape Construction: Concrete (1 unit) 1
LNT 126 Landscape Construction: Lumber (1 unit) 1
LNT 127 Landscape Construction: Sprinkler Installation (1 unit) 1
LNT 131 Landscape Contracting and Estimating (3 units) 3
LNT 143 Tree and Shrub Production (1 unit) 1
   Total Units  40

* Students may choose any of the Plant Identification courses to total at least 6 units.

A Certificate is granted upon completion of the courses listed above. Students must complete additional required General Education courses to earn their Degree. See your Southwestern College counselor to help you plan your desired program.


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