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CONTACT FOR THIS PROGRAM:

Don Schultz

Phone: 619.660.4023

TOTAL UNITS

Degrees and Certificates of Achievement are awarded when students have completed the General Education Requirements plus the specified number of units for each specialty.


• Arboriculture : 22.5 units

Plus a minimum of 11 units of specified Electives

Total:  33.5 units


• Floristry: 21 units

Plus a minimum of 12 units of specified Electives

Total:  33 units


• Golf Course and Sports Turf Management:
36 units


• Irrigation Technology:
24 units

Plus 9 units of specified Electives

Total:  33 units


• Landscape Design:
37 units


• Landscape Technology: 28 units

Plus 5 units of specified Electives

Total:  33 units


• Nursery Technology:
24 units

Plus 9 units of specified Electives

Total:  33 units


• Sustainable Urban Landscapes:
35.5 units


Review the printed or pdf catalog for additional details.

ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE

Requirements for degrees / Certificates

Associate in Science Degree

These degree programs provide for entry level skills, upgrading of existing skills, and preparation for further training. The emphasis is on hands-on experience with student participation in labs.

Projected Class Rotation Schedule

Review the Cuyamaca catalog class descriptions and the Degrees/Certificates PDFs for additional details.



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1- ARBORICULTURE
UNITS

This major encompasses urban forestry, professional tree care and tree trimming. Students will learn care and pruning of landscape trees, palms and related plants as well as common fruit trees. Coursework includes skill development in tree climbing and pruning techniques, basic tree maintenance and principles of urban forestry.

Course Name Units
OH-120 Fundamentals Of Ornamental Horticulture 3
OH-130 Plant Pest Control 3
OH-140 Soils 3
OH-170 Plant Materials: Trees And Shrubs 3
OH-260 Arboriculture 3
OH-261 Tree Surgery And Specialized Pruning Techniques 1
OH-262 Arboriculture: Palms And Related Plants 1
OH-263 Urban Forestry 1
OH-275 Diagnosing Horticultural Problems 1.5
OH-290* Cooperative Work Experience Education 3

*Student must complete six units within the major at Cuyamaca College to be eligible for this course.

Select ELEVEN units from the following:
Course Name Units
OH-102 Xeriscape: Water Conservation In The Landscape 2
OH-172 Introduction To Landscape Design 3
OH-235 Principles Of Landscape Irrigation 4
OH-276 Horticultural Equipment Repair And Maintenance 3
OH-278 Business Management For Ornamental Horticulture 3
SPAN-120 Spanish I 5

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Arboriculture.

2- FLORISTRY
UNITS

This degree program is designed as an emphasis in the ornamental horticulture major for those individuals seeking careers in the floral industry, or to upgrade their existing skills and prepare for further training. Coursework is directed toward skills, concepts, and practices used in the commercial floral industry with an emphasis on hands-on training.

Course Name Units
OH-114 Floral Design I 3
OH-116 Floral Design II 3
OH-117 Wedding Design I 3
OH-118 Special Occasion Floristry 3
OH-119 Wedding Design II 3
OH-120 Fundamentals Of Ornamental Horticulture 3
OH-278 Business Management For Ornamental Horticulture 3
OH-290* Cooperative Work Experience Education 3

*Student must complete six units within the major at Cuyamaca College to be eligible for this course.


Select NINE units from the following:
Course Name Units
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
ART-120 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART-124 Drawing I 3
ART-141 History of Western Art II: 1250 A.D. to Present Time 3
ART-145 Contemporary Art History: 1945-Present 3
OH-170 Plant Materials: Trees And Shrubs 3
OH-180 Plant Materials: Annuals And Perennials 3

** May not be used for credit as both an elective and as required in previous section.

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Floristry.

3- GOLF COURSE AND SPORTS TURF MANAGEMENT
UNITS

Students in this major pursue careers as golf course superintendents or sports turf managers. The program is intended for those wishing to enter the field as well as those that desire upgrading of existing skills. Students may also transfer to a four-year degree program in agronomy, turf management or related field. Coursework is designed to study environmentally sound solutions for the efficient production and management of golf and sports turf.

Course Name Units
BUS-156 Principles of Management 3
OH-120 Fundamentals Of Ornamental Horticulture 3
OH-130 Plant Pest Control 3
OH-140 Soils 3
OH-170 Plant Materials: Trees And Shrubs 3
OH-174 Turf And Ground Cover Management 3
OH-220 Landscape Construction: Concrete And Masonry 3
OH-235 Principles Of Landscape Irrigation 4
OH-265 Golf Course And Sports Turf Management 3
OH-276 Horticultural Equipment Repair And Maintenance 3
OH-290* Cooperative Work Experience Education 1-4

*Student must complete six units within the major at Cuyamaca College to be eligible for this course.

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Golf Course and Sports Turf Management.

4- Irrigation Technology
UNITS

This specialized field focuses on the design, installation and management of landscape irrigation systems. The program is designed for entry level students, those seeking to upgrade existing skills, or those wishing to transfer to a four year degree program at Cal Poly or other institution. The use of current design theory, installation techniques and management programs form the heart of the curriculum.

Course Name Units
OH-102 Xeriscape: Water Conservation In The Landscape 2
OH-120 Fundamentals Of Ornamental Horticulture 3
OH-140 Soils 3
OH-174 Turf And Ground Cover Management 3
OH-221 Landscape Construction - Irrigation Carpentry 3
OH-235 Principles Of Landscape Irrigation 4
OH-238 Irrigation System Design 3
OH-290* Cooperative Work Experience Education 1-4

Select NINE units from the following:
Course Name Units
ENGR-218 Plane Surveying (also called SURV-218) 4
OH-130 Plant Pest Control 3
OH-171 Landscape Drafting 1
OH-172 Introduction To Landscape Design 3
OH-220** Landscape Construction: Concrete And Masonry 3
OH-225 Landscape Contracting 3
OH-276 Horticultural Equipment Repair & Maintenance 3
SPAN-120 Spanish I 5

*Student must complete six units within the major at Cuyamaca College to be eligible for this course.

**May also be offered at Southwestern College as LA 200

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Irrigation Technology.

5- Landscape Design
UNITS

Courses in this major will provide students with a systematic, process oriented approach to landscape design for residential landscapes. Coursework is designed for entry level skills, upgrading of existing skills and for transfer to a four-year degree program. The curriculum is designed to investigate the current trends in landscape design with the technologies used in the construction of the projects.

Course Name Units
OH-102 Xeriscape: Water Conservation In The Landscape 2
OH-170 Plant Materials: Trees And Shrubs 3
OH-171 Landscape Drafting 1
OH-172 Introduction To Landscape Design 3
OH-173 Intermediate Landscape Design 3
OH-175 Advanced Landscape Design 3
OH-180 Plant Materials: Annuals And Perennials 3
OH-200* Introduction To Computer Aided Landscape Design 3
OH-201** Advanced Computer Aided Landscape Design 3
OH-220 Landscape Construction: Concrete And Masonry 3
OH-235 Principles Of Landscape Irrigation 4
OH-278 Business Management For Ornamental Horticulture 3
OH-290*** Cooperative Work Experience Education 1-4

*May also be offered at Southwestern College as LA 200.
**May also be offered at Southwestern College as LA 201.

***Student must complete six units within the major at Cuyamaca College to be eligible for this course.

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Landscape Design.

6- Landscape Technology
UNITS

Landscape installation and management requires knowledge of plant material, turfgrass, landscape and irrigation design, soils, pest control and landscape construction. A professional in the field works with people as well as plants and as the manager must direct and supervise employees, deal with clients and suppliers, and may become involved in professional organizations. For Students entering the landscape industry, those already employed but seeking upgraded skills, and those wishing to transfer to Cal Poly or other four-year degree programs.

Course Name Units
OH-120 Fundamentals Of Ornamental Horticulture 3
OH-130 Plant Pest Control 3
OH-140 Soils 3
OH-170 Plant Materials: Trees And Shrubs 3
OH-172 Introduction To Landscape Design 3
OH-180 Plant Materials: Annuals And Perennials 3
OH-220 Landscape Construction: Concrete And Masonry 3
OH-235 Principles Of Landscape Irrigation 4
OH-290* Cooperative Work Experience Education 1-4

*Student must complete six units within the major at Cuyamaca College to be eligible for this course.

Select FIVE units from the following:
Course Name Units
OH-102 Xeriscape: Water Conservation In The Landscape 2
OH-173 Intermediate Landscape Design 3
OH-221 Landscape Construction: Irrigation And Carpentry 3
OH-225 Landscape Contracting 3
OH-276 Horticultural Equipment Repair And Maintenance 3
OH-278 Business Management For Ornamental Horticulture 3
SPAN-120 Spanish I 5

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Landscape Technology.

7- Nursery Technology
UNITS

Students enrolled in this major pursue careers in the wholesale production and retail sales of horticultural crops. Coursework will focus on plant propagation, greenhouse plant production, and horticultural practices related to production and sales of landscape and greenhouse plant material. Students entering the nursery industry, those already employed but seeking upgraded skills, and those wishing to transfer to Cal Poly or other four-year degree programs will benefit from the curriculum.

Course Name Units
OH-120 Fundamentals Of Ornamental Horticulture 3
OH-121 Plant Propagation 3
OH-130 Plant Pest Control 3
OH-140 Soils 3
OH-170 Plant Materials: Trees And Shrubs 3
OH-180 Plant Materials: Annuals And Perennials 3
OH-240 Greenhouse Plant Production 3
OH-290* Cooperative Work Experience Education 1-4

*Student must complete six units within the major at Cuyamaca College to be eligible for this course.

Select NINE units from the following:
Course Name Units
BIO-122 Plant Structures and Functions 3
OH-114 Floral Design I 3
OH-172 Introduction To Landscape Design 3
OH-276 Horticultural Equipment Repair And Maintenance 3
OH-278 Business Management For Ornamental Horticulture 3
SPAN-120 Spanish I 5

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Nursery Technology.

8- Sustainable urban landscapes
UNITS

The curriculum is designed to investigate the current trends and provide practical experience in sustainable landscape design, construction, and maintenance. Students will use technology, materials and methods that enhance the urban landscape with minimal input of labor and materials while reducing negative environmental impacts. Students entering the landscape industry, those already employed but seeking upgraded skills, and those wishing to transfer to four-year degree programs will benefit from the curriculum. Graduates are employed by landscape contractors, landscape architects and designers, public agencies or are self-employed.

Course Name Units
OH-102 Xeriscape: Water Conservation In The Landscape 2
OH-120 Fundamentals Of Ornamental Horticulture 3
OH-130 Plant Pest Control 3
OH-140 Soils 3
OH-170 Plant Materials: Trees And Shrubs 3
OH-172 Introduction To Landscape Design 3
OH-180 Plant Materials: Annuals And Perennials 3
OH-220 Landscape Construction: Concrete And Masonry 3
OH-221 Landscape Construction: Irrigation And Carpentry 3
OH-250 Landscape Water Management 2
OH-255 Sustainable Urban Landscapes 2
OH-263 Urban Forestry 1
OH-275 Diagnosing Horticultural Problems 1.5
OH-290* Cooperative Work Experience Education 3

*Student must complete six units within the major at Cuyamaca College to be eligible for this course.

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Sustainable Urban Landscapes.


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General Education Requirements

To earn your AA or AS degree, or to move on to higher education, you must also complete the General Education Requirements.  Because there are occasional updates, check with a counselor for the most current information.

Career Technical Education

This web site is supported by Carl D. Perkins VTEA IC funds through the System. Office, California Community Colleges,
Grant #08-C01-020

Revised  January 22, 2014
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