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Horticulture: Garden Design (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 29.5
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Term Effective: Fall 2004


The 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 Requirements:

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

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

Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design Major Requirements - complete 28.50 units
HORT 50.1 Introduction to Horticultural Science1.50
HORT 54 Plant Materials: Summer/Fall3.00
HORT 55 Plant Materials: Winter/Spring3.00
HORT 65 Horticulture Workplace Practices1.50
HORT 80 Landscape Practices3.00
HORT 91 Landscape Construction/Estimation3.00
HORT 92.1 Landscape Irrigation3.00
HORT 93 Landscape Drafting and Design3.00
HORT 94 Landscape Design Applications3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AGBUS 50 Introduction to Agribusiness3.00
AGRI 60 Soil & Plant Nutrition3.00
AGRI 99I Agriculture Occupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
APTECH 56 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting2.00
APTECH 57 Advanced AutoCAD3.00
ART 3 Introduction to Art & Design1.50-3.00
ART 4 Principles of Color1.50-3.00
HORT 50.2 Horticulture Industry & Careers1.50
HORT 82 Introduction to Arboriculture3.00
HORT 92.2 Low Volume Landscape Irrigation1.50
HORT 191 History of the California Gardens1.50
Any course from the HORT 100 series
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.50 units from the following:
AGBUS 2 Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
BOT 162.1A Intro to MS Word for Win, Level 1, for Office Professionals0.50
BOT 162.3A Intro to MS Excel, Level 1, for Office Professionals0.50
BOT 162.6 Integrating MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, Access, & Excel0.50
CIS 101A Personal Computers for New Users1.00
CIS 105A Introduction to Macintosh1.50
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00
LIR 110 Finding and Using Information1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2004

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 2005

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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