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Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Management (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 29
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Term Effective: Fall 2016


The Environmental Horticulture: Nursery major prepares students to advance to management positions in nurseries that propagate, grow and market plants for use in the home, business or the landscape. The program provides a solid foundation in plant knowledge and nursery and garden center environments, as well as computer applications and management skills. These skills and knowledge equip students to embark on a successful and rewarding career in the nursery industry.

This program of study is also available as a certificate option.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Demonstrate proper plant propagation techniques;
  2. define proper greenhouse environment required for propagation;
  3. compare and contrast container vs field production systems,
  4. apply appropriate behavior and workplace policies; and
  5. organize an effective product display.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Management (AS) program are:

  • Complete 29 units from
    • Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Requirements - complete 28.00 units
HORT 8 Plant Materials: Summer/Fall3.00
HORT 12 Plant Materials: Winter/Spring3.00
HORT 50.1 Introduction to Horticultural Science1.50
HORT 50.2 Horticulture Industry & Careers1.50
HORT 65 Horticulture Workplace Practices1.50
HORT 70 Plant Propagation3.00
HORT 71 Nursery Production3.00
HORT 72 Greenhouse Production3.00
HORT 171 Integrated Pest Management in the Horticulture Industry1.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
AGRI 98 Independent Study in Agriculture1.00-3.00
AGRI 99I Agriculture Occupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AGBUS 2 Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
AGBUS 56 Introduction to Agriculture Business and Management3.00
AGBUS 61 Agricultural Marketing3.00
AGBUS 62 Agricultural Sales and Communication3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
HORT 66 Garden Center Operations1.50
HORT 93 Landscape Drafting and Design3.00
HORT 110 Unique Trees for Northern California1.50
HORT 112 Perennials for Sonoma County1.50
HORT 115.1 Designing with Ornamental Grasses1.00
HORT 119 Landscaping with California Native Plants1.50
HORT 127 Edible Landscapes: Design and Maintenance1.50
HORT 133 Current Topics in Horticulture1.00
HORT 180 Water Conserving Landscapes1.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2016

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 2018

Previous Versions:

Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Management - effective Fall 2015
Environ Horticulture: Nursery Mgmt - effective Spring 2011
Environ Horticulture: Nursery Mgmt - effective Spring 2007
Environ Horticulture: Nursery Mgmt - effective Fall 2005
Horticulture: Nursery Management - 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.


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

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

The following courses are anticipated to be added as elective options: HORT 127 and HORT 133.

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