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 100
BIOL 101
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
LNT 105PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES3
or LNT 109 PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS
or LNT 113 PLANT IDENTIFICATION - HERBACEOUS PLANTS
or LNT 119 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 7 units from electives7
Common Core courses for Nursery Occupations16
Total Units36.5
Electives
LNT 70PRINCIPLES OF PRUNING FRUIT TREES AND VINES1
LNT 75POND DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND CARE1
LNT 128SPRINKLER DESIGN3
LNT 138FLORAL DESIGN I3
LNT 148HORTICULTURAL BUSINESS PRACTICES3
Common Core
LNT 100PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE4
LNT 105PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES **3
or LNT 109 PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS
or LNT 113 PLANT IDENTIFICATION - HERBACEOUS PLANTS
or LNT 119 PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS
LNT 124LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION3
LNT 134INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE3
LNT 136PLANT PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL3
Total Units16

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