Ornamental Horticulture Certificate

Division: Natural Sciences

(Approved by the NOCCCD Board of Trustees. Not approved by State Chancellor’s Office. Not eligible for Financial Aid)

The Ornamental Horticulture Certificate program requires 30 units of which 9 units are in required courses. An additional 12 units must be chosen from restricted electives group A, and at least 9 units from restricted electives group A or B.

Required Courses (9 units):
HORT 005 FBasic Landscape Plants I3
HORT 006 FBasic Landscape Plants II3
or HORT 160 F Plant ID / Ornamental Trees
HORT 155 F
HORT 161 F
and Plant ID/Ornamental Shrubs
Restricted Electives - Group A (12 units):12
World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I)3
Principles of Horticulture I4
Principles of Horticulture II4
Applied Botany4
Landscape Irrigation3
Plant Nutrition2
Plant Identification - Annuals, Perennials and Houseplants3
Greenhouse and Nursery Production3
Plant Propagation3
Turf Grass Management3
Landscape Design3
Applied Entomology3
Plant Pathology3
Diseases/Pests Ornament Plants4
Restricted Electives - Group B (9 units):9
Landscape Pruning Techniques1
Basic Turf Care1
Home Pest Control1
Pest Control Certification and Safety3
Landscaping for Dry Climates3
Landscape Management4
Landscaping Contracting3
Advanced Landscape Design3
Total Units30

Outcome 1: Apply horticultural concepts to real-world problems and solutions.