Landscape Occupations

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02600)

Designed for students interested in landscape contracting and landscape maintenance careers, including park settings, schoolgrounds, residential landscapes, and commercial landscapes. Skills include hardscape installation, sprinkler systems, turfgrass management, and landscape installation and care.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Degree student will identify and analyze landscape situations and propose ideas for the enhancement, beautification, and functionality of the landscape.
  • Degree student will analyze the costs involved in a landscape construction project and perform a landscape bid which encompasses the overhead and profit margins.
Required Major Courses
BIOL 100PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY3
BIOL 101PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY1
LNT 128SPRINKLER DESIGN3
LNT 132TURF MANAGEMENT3
Select 4 units of the following:4
OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I
OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION II
OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION III
OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION IV
Electives
Select 7 units of the following:7
PRINCIPLES OF PRUNING FRUIT TREES AND VINES
HORTICULTURAL EQUIPMENT: CARE AND OPERATION
POND DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND CARE
SPRINKLER SYSTEM MAINTENANCE: SPRINKLERS, PIPES, AND BACKFLOW DEVICES
SPRINKLER SYSTEM MAINENTANC: VALVES AND WIRING
SPRINKLER SYSTEM MAINTENANCE: CONTROLLERS AND SCHEDULING
LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
LANDSCAPE CONTRACTING AND ESTIMATING
HORTICULTURAL BUSINESS PRACTICES
Common Core courses for Landscape and Nursery Technology16
Total Units37

Nursery Occupations

Common Core
LNT 100PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE4
Select 3 units of the following:3
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: DECIDUOUS TREES
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: CONIFERS AND PALMS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: BROADLEAF TREES
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FLOWERING SHRUBS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FOLIAGE SHRUBS I
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FOLIAGE SHRUBS II
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS I
PLANT IDENTIFICATON: ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS II
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: VINES AND GROUND COVERS
LNT 125LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: CONCRETE AND MASONRY SKILLS1
LNT 126LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: FENCE, DECK, AND LUMBER SKILLS1
LNT 127LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: SPRINKLER INSTALLATION1
LNT 134SOILS3
LNT 136PLANT PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL3
Total Units16

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.