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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5073
Effective Term: 2019 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 27-30
CIP Code: 01.0605

Instructional Council: Agriculture/Equine Science
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this program, students may pursue a career as:
37-1012.00 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service and Groundskeeping Workers

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Landscape Specialist program emphasizes the technology of production and management. The program is designed to prepare students to become employed in nurseries or landscape construction and maintenance industry as technicians, supervisors, managers, or owners. In addition the program prepares students for jobs with government agencies or other agencies involved with the technical phases of the Landscape Horticulture industry.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Learning Outcomes
1. Design and install complete landscapes and irrigation systems using blueprints, specifications, and appropriate landscape equipment. (AGL181)
2. Apply knowledge of common landscape plants and their use to develop landscape and irrigation plans that meet the environmental, aesthetic and cultural needs of the customer. (AGL189, AGS164, AGS183, AGS260)
3. Effectively maintain and assess landscapes by synthesizing principles of plant growth and responses to particular soils, climate, sun exposure, water availability, nutrients and pests. (AGS164, AGS183, AGS260, AGS268, CHM130)
4. Employ environmentally and socially responsible horticultural practices. (AGB130, AGL181, AGL189, AGS164, AGS183, AGS260, AGS268)
5. Perform a cost analysis to develop competitive bidding for landscapes. (AGB130, AGB139, AGL181)
6. Synthesize multiple sources of information to assist in decision making relative to landscape business operations (e.g. orders, inventory, scheduling). (AGB130, AGL181, AGL189)
7. Utilize computer software program applications relevant to the field for communication skills, production decisions, business management and cost analysis. (AGB130, AGB139)
8. Demonstrate professional behaviors and abide by norms and conventions appropriate to the field. (AGB130, AGL181, AGL189, AGS164, AGS260)
9. Employ effective oral, written, and visual communication skills to multiple stakeholders in a culturally sensitive and responsive manner. (AGB130, AGB139, AGL181, AGL189, AGS260, AGS268)
10. Operate equipment adhering to proper safety, ethical, and environmental protocols. (AGL181, AGS268)
11. Explain the physical and chemical properties of soil as they relate to pH, water, nutrients and organic matter. (AGS260, CHM130)
Program Notes
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Required Courses
AGB130 Establishing and Running an Agribusiness 3
AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations 3
AGL181 Landscape Construction Techniques 3
AGL189 Landscape Design I 3
AGS164 Plant Growth and Development 4
AGS183 Urban Plant Identification and Use 3
AGS260 Soils 4
AGS268 Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment 4

+ CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry (3) OR
Permission of Program Director 0-3
Credits: 27-30

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: January 22, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.