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Major: 3030
Effective Term: 2017 Fall   

Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62-68
CIP Code: 01.0603

Instructional Council: Agriculture/Equine Science (02)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 11.9013.01, 37.1012


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Landscape Horticulture program helps prepare students for careers as gardeners, technicians, supervisors, managers, or business owners in wholesale or retail nurseries, florists, landscape design and construction operations, or landscape management companies. In addition, the program helps prepare students for careers with local, state, and federal government agencies involved with the technical phases of the Landscape Horticulture industry.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester



Required Courses
AGB130 Establishing and Running an Agribusiness 3
AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations 3
AGS164 Plant Growth and Development 4
AGS182AA Gardening Practices and Techniques 2
AGS183 Urban Plant Identification and Use 3
AGS262 Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, and Trouble Shooting 3
AGS284 Lawn and Turf Care 3
AGL189 Landscape Design I 3
AGL181 Landscape Construction Techniques 3
AGS192 Urban Plant Care 3
AGS268 Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment 4
SSH111 Sustainable Cities 3

CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry (3) or
Permission of Program Director. 0-3

Students must select one (1) of the following two (2) tracks:
Track I: Residential Landscape Design Credits: 6
DFT105AA Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD 3
+AGL/CAD269 Computer Aided Landscape Design 3

Track II: Nursery and Greenhouse Operations Credits: 6
AGS186 Greenhouse Management and Construction 3
AGS285 Propagation of Horticultural Plants 3

Credits: 43-46

Program Competencies
1. Run computer software programs and adapt them to practical agricultural use. (AGB130, AGB139)
2. Read landscape blueprints and specifications, operate landscape equipment and install complete landscapes. (AGL181)
3. Draw landscape designs using professional landscape drafting techniques including planting plans and sprinkler systems for residential and commercial structures. (AGL189)
4. Use computer-aided techniques to develop complete landscape designs and estimating for bidding. (AGL/CAD269)
5. Classify agricultural plants according to use, growth habits and economic importance in determining the factors influencing plant behavior and accepted cultural practices. (AGS164)
6. Plan and plant annual and perennial gardens. (AGS182AA)
7. Identify common landscape plants by botanical and common name and know how they are used in the landscape. (AGS183)
8. Plan and install greenhouse facilities, manage graphic production programs. (AGS186)
9. Use established pruning and maintenance guidelines to care for new and existing landscapes. (AGS192)
10. Take representative soil samples, test and interpret results and prepare written cultural management practices based on the data obtained. (AGS260)
11. Design and draw irrigation systems for residential and commercial properties. (AGS262)
12. Identify common insects, weeds and plant diseases and prepare written recommendations for their prevention and control. (AGS268)
13. Plan, plant, establish and care for lawn and turf areas on residential and commercial properties. (AGS284)
14. Identify the hardware and software components of the CAD system and describe their function and relationship with each other. (DFT105AA)
15. Analyze the concept of sustainable development within local, regional, and global contexts. (SSH111)
16. Identify the fundamentals of general chemistry including essential concepts and problem solving techniques for the basic principles of measurement, chemical bonding, structure and reactions, nomenclature, and the chemistry of acids and bases. (CHM130)
17. Propagate plants using seed, budding, grafting, and cuttings in greenhouse structures and open ground. (AGS285)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 23, 2017

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