Certificate:
SC Program: CT.3431

Program Description

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:

  1. Demonstrate the skills required to successfully pass the CLCA Certified Landscape Technician Exam.
  2. Properly identify and prune a provided set of trees.
  3. Troubleshoot and repair an irrigation system.

Requirements for Certificate

CORE COURSES:

  • AGEH 10 Plant Identification and Usage (3)
  • AGEH 33 Environmental Horticulture (3)
  • AGEH 38 Landscape and Turf Management (3)

COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

General Landscape Option

  • AGEH 31 Landscape Irrigation (3)
  • AGEH 53 Landscape Construction (3)
  • AGEH 94 Horticulture Worksite Learning (1)

Arborist Option

  • AGEH 26 Integrated Pest Management in Environmental Horticulture (3)
  • AGEH 50 Introduction to Tree Care and Urban Forestry (3)
  • AGEH 94 Horticulture Worksite Learning (1)

TOTAL UNITS FOR CERTIFICATE: 16