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Tiffany  Faulstich

Tiffany Faulstich

Adjunct Instructor - Ornamental Horticulture


  • Ornamental Horticulture

Contact Info:

Office Hours: By Appointment Only



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OH-120  Fundamentals of Ornamental Horticulture

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Syllabus - OH-120-1521

Course Notes:

3 UNITS 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Study of plant structure and function. Topics include basic principles of soil science and fertilizer requirements, and the growth of plants in regard to the environmental factors of water, light and temperature. The lab provides an overview of various skills needed in all fields of ornamental horticulture including pruning, basic equipment operation, fertilizer application, and general nursery skills. CSU

OH-275  Diagnosing Horticultural Problems

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Syllabus - OH 275
IPM UC Davis

Course Notes:


Recommended Preparation: “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in OH 120, 130, 170 or equivalent 2 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Explores methods for positive identification and understanding of symptoms for accurate diagnosis of plant problems in the landscape and nursery. Biotic and abiotic causal agents including cultural influences, nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, pest and disease problems, soil salinity, aeration, drainage and irrigation problems will be discussed. Control and correction of disorders will be determined through an understanding of the organism or function involved. CSU

OH-290  Cooperative Work Experience

Course Notes:


Work Experience Days to be Announced, Times to be Announced, Room to be Announced (Required orientation TBA. This work experience class is for OH student interns working on the Cuyamaca College campus. 1 unit=75 hours paid/60 hours unpaid work experience. Work experience in local horticulture industry for OH majors. )

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Important information for all classes

  • Course textbook information from the college bookstore.
  • The class Canvas site will be available on the first day of class
  • Current syllabi will be available on the first day of class
  • Make sure your e-mail address is updated in WebAdvisor. Canvas uses the e-mail address you provide to the college during registration. You can check your WebAdvisor e-mail address using these instructions 
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Helpful Websites

Cuyamaca College Counseling Center

Cuyamaca College Career Services

Jobs in Horticulture

Cal Poly SLO Horticulture & Crop Science

Cal Poly Pomona Plant Science

Sustainable Sites Initiative

California Landscape Contractors Association

American Society for Horticultural Science

Professional Information

  • B.S. Ornamental Horticulture,  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • LEED Green Associate – Green Business Certification Inc.
  • Landscape Contractors License C-27 (consult only)
  • Member Pi Alpha Xi, Upsilon Chapter  - National Honor Society for Horticulture
  • Certified Arborist - International Society of Arboriculture
  • Landscape Industry Certified Technician - National Association of Landscape Professionals

Professional Experience

  • 2013-Current -Adjunct Faculty, Ornamental Horticulture Department, Cuyamaca College
  • 2009-2013 - Lecturer, Horticulture and Crop Science Dept., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • 1995-2009 - Business Owner/Contractor, San Jose, CA and Paso Robles, CA
  • 1993-1995 - ValleyCrest Landscape Companies, San Jose, CA

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Creating course material and teaching classes related to general horticulture, landscape management and construction, plant materials, park and public garden management
  • Implementing sustainable methods for use in landscape construction and long term site management
  • Employee training and development
  • Creating functional maintenance plans and schedules for managing landscapes
  • Quality control in the landscape
Last Updated: 04/12/2018
  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
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