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.

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02603)

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Certificate student will identify and analyze landscape situations and propose ideas for the enhancement, beautification, and functionality of the landscape.
  • Certificate student will analyze the costs involved in a landscape construction project and perform a landscape bid which encompassed the overhead and profit margins.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
LNT 100 PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE 4
Select 3 units of the following: 1 3
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  
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - HERBACEOUS PLANTS  
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FRUITING PLANTS  
PLANT IDENTIFICATION FOR FLORAL DESIGN  
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS  
Select 3 units of electives 3
 Units10
Second Semester
Select 3 units of the following: 1 3
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  
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - HERBACEOUS PLANTS  
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FRUITING PLANTS  
PLANT IDENTIFICATION FOR FLORAL DESIGN  
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS  
LNT 134 SOILS 3
Select 3 units of electives 3
 Units9
Third Semester
ACCT 7
BASIC BUSINESS BOOKKEEPING
or HORTICULTURAL BUSINESS PRACTICES
3
BIOL 100
BIOL 101
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
Select 3 units of electives 3
 Units10
Fourth Semester
PD 290 OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I 4
LNT 116 PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FRUITING PLANTS 1.5
Select 3 units of electives 3
 Units8.5
 Total Units37.5
1

Students may select any of the plant identification classes in the required courses, to total 6 units.

Electives
LNT 72HORTICULTURAL EQUIPMENT: CARE AND OPERATION2
LNT 75POND DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND CARE1
LNT 94SPRINKLER SYSTEM INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR3
LNT 120LANDSCAPE DESIGN I4
LNT 122LANDSCAPE DESIGN II4
LNT 123LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE4
LNT 124LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION3
LNT 128SPRINKLER DESIGN3
LNT 132TURF MANAGEMENT3