Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Design (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 26.0

Term Effective: Fall 2020

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 2023

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.


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 certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, 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: Landscape Design program are:

  • Complete 26.0 units from
    • Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Design
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Design - complete 25.00 units
HORT 8Landscape Plants: Summer/Fall3.00
HORT 12Landscape Plants: Winter/Spring3.00
HORT 51Introduction to Horticulture3.00
HORT 91Landscape Construction/Estimation3.00
HORT 93Landscape Drafting and Design3.00
HORT 144Landscape Irrigation3.00
HORT 195CAD: Landscape Site Plans3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
AGRI 98Independent Study in Agriculture1.00
AGRI 99IAgriculture Occupational Work Experience Internship1.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AGBUS 2Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
AGBUS 56Introduction to Agriculture Business and Management3.00
AGBUS 61Agricultural Marketing3.00
AGBUS 62Agricultural Sales and Communication3.00
HORT 70Plant Propagation3.00
HORT 71Nursery Production3.00
HORT 80Landscape Maintenance3.00
HORT 184Introduction to Arboriculture3.00
HORT 196CAD: Advanced Landscape Design3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

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.


Only one unit of AGRI 98 Independent Study or AGRI 99I Work Experience/Internship is required, but students may elect to take additional units.

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