Sustainable Landscape Certificate
Certificate | SC Program: CT.3431
Students completing this certificate program will learn skills to prepare them for crew leadership roles within the landscape industry. The certificate allows students to complete a nine-unit core of courses and then choose between two options: a general landscape track or an arborist track. Skills required for exam preparation for industry-recognized credentials leading to irrigation, tree care, or landscape maintenance certification are embedded in the course work. The landscape industry is a fifty-eight-billion-dollar industry with job opportunities in landscape maintenance, urban forestry, irrigation management, landscape construction, and restoration.
This certificate is approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and filing an application for graduation with Admissions and Records, the student’s transcript will reflect completion of this certificate.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the certificate, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate the skills required to successfully pass the CLCA Certified Landscape Technician Exam.
- Properly identify and prune a provided set of trees.
- Troubleshoot and repair an irrigation system.
Choose your path
Map your education by viewing the program map for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.
A program map shows all the required and recommended courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. The suggested sequence of courses is based on enrollment and includes all major and general education courses required for the degree.
Fall Semester, First Year9 Units Total
Spring Semester, First Year7 Units Total
This is a required course for Environmental Horticulture majors. The installation of lawns, groundcovers, shrubs and trees will be covered. The practices of pruning, trimming, mowing, watering, fertilizing, and pesticide application as applied to landscape management of home, parks, highways, and how to estimate and bid in all areas of landscape management will also be covered. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
The Horticulture Worksite Learning course allows the student to gain on-the-job experience through employment/volunteerism at an approved horticulture job site that is acquired by the student and related to the student's major. A faculty member supervises all WSL courses to ensure that the work experience is of educational value. The course stresses good work habits and meeting of competencies through actual on-the-job performance. A student may earn up to 16 units through repeating this course since course content varies and skills are enhanced by supervised repetition and practice. A maximum of 8 units may be earned in a single semester.
Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.
*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:
- California State Universities – General Education
- IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
Need a print out? Feel free to download and/or print out a copy of the sample program map(s).
- Sustainable Landscape Certificate (PDF)
*These printouts are currently not yet available, but they will be linked as soon as they're ready!
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