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Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 29.5
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Term Effective: Fall 2011


The Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design major prepares students for occupations within the landscape industry that require garden design skills. The program emphasizes hands-on learning, and most courses incorporate lab activities that apply knowledge and skills in realistic settings.

This program of study is also available as a career certificate option. For more information see the Agriculture Department website.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply proper landscape principles to an appropriate site;
  2. apply color media to the graphic presentation of a landscape plan; and
  3. prepare perspective drawings of a design.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design (AS) program are:

  • Complete 29.5 units from
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement
    • Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design Major Requirements

Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00
Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design Major Requirements - complete 28.50 units
HORT 50.1Introduction to Horticultural Science1.50
HORT 8Plant Materials: Summer/Fall3.00
HORT 12Plant Materials: Winter/Spring3.00
HORT 65Horticulture Workplace Practices1.50
HORT 80Landscape Practices3.00
HORT 91Landscape Construction/Estimation3.00
HORT 92.1Landscape Irrigation3.00
HORT 93Landscape Drafting and Design3.00
HORT 94Landscape Design Applications3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AGBUS 56Introduction to Agriculture and Wine Business Management3.00
AGRI 60Soil & Plant Nutrition3.00
AGRI 99IAgriculture Occupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
APTECH 46Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting2.00
APTECH 57Advanced AutoCAD3.00
ART 3Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 4Principles of Color3.00
HORT 50.2Horticulture Industry & Careers1.50
HORT 82Introduction to Arboriculture3.00
HORT 92.2Low Volume Landscape Irrigation1.50
HORT 110Unique Trees for Northern California1.50
HORT 111Unique Shrubs, Vines, and Groundcovers for No. California1.50
HORT 112Perennials for Sonoma County1.50
HORT 115Ornamental Grasses1.00
HORT 115.1Designing with Ornamental Grasses1.00
HORT 119Landscaping with California Native Plants1.50
HORT 151Pruning Ornamentals1.50
HORT 153Basic Turf Care1.50
HORT 171Integrated Pest Management in the Horticulture Industry1.50
HORT 180Water Conserving Landscapes1.00
HORT 181Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Training1.00
HORT 189Landscape Drainage Basics1.50
HORT 195ACAD: Landscape Site Plans1.00
HORT 195BCAD: Landscape Planting Plans1.00
HORT 195CCAD: Landscape Irrigation Plans1.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.50 units from the following:
AGBUS 2Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
CS 160.11AMicrosoft Word, Introduction0.50
CS 161.11AIntro to MS Excel, Level 1, for Office Professionals0.50
CS 165.31Microsoft Office Integration0.50
CS 101APersonal Computers for New Users1.00
CS 105AIntroduction to Macintosh1.50

Term Effective: Fall 2011

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2015

Previous Versions:

Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design - effective Spring 2011
Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design - effective Fall 2010
Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design - effective Spring 2007
Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design - effective Fall 2005
Horticulture: Garden Design - effective Fall 2004

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the major.

Students with extensive horticulturally related workplace experience should consult with the instructor prior to enrolling in HORT 65.

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