Retail Nursery and Plant Production

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02822)

Designed to provide students with the skills needed for working in retail and wholesale nurseries, or for owning and operating their own nursery. Students who successfully complete the degree are eligible for positions such as retail nursery sales, retail nursery management, wholesale nursery growing, greenhouse management, and wholesale of horticultural products. Students completing this degree have proven a knowledge of plant identification, cultural requirements, plant propagation, and pest control.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Graduates of this program, with a group of 3 others, will plan the steps needed to propagate and grow a commercial nursery crop. The group will work together to create a flow chart that tracks the appropriate steps to take this crop from seed to sales.
  • Graduates of this program will analyze a plant problem, identify the cause of the problem, and suggest methods for correcting the problem.
Program Requirements
BIOL 100PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY3
BIOL 101PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY1
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
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS
LNT 143FLORICULTURE AND NURSERY OPERATIONS: TREE AND SHRUBS PRODUCTION1
LNT 146PLANT PROPAGATION1.5
Select 4 units of the following:4
OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I
OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION II
OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION III
OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION IV
Select 6 units of the following: 16
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
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - HERBACEOUS PLANTS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FRUITING PLANTS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION FOR FLORAL DESIGN
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS
Electives
Select 7 units of the following:7
PRINCIPLES OF PRUNING FRUIT TREES AND VINES
POND DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND CARE
SPRINKLER DESIGN
FLORAL DESIGN I
HORTICULTURAL BUSINESS PRACTICES
Common Core courses for Nursery Occupations16
Total Units42.5
1

Students may select any of the plant identification classes in the required courses to total 3 units;
Students may select any of the plant identification classes in the common core courses to total 3 units.

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.