Retail Nursery and Plant Production

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02824)

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 will be able to plan, organize, and develop a budget for the floral arrangements for convention or business event.
  • Graduates of this program will understand the different requirements of planning the floral needs of funerals for varied ethnic cultures.

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.

Program Requirements
BIOL 100
BIOL 101
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
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 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 Landscape and Nursery Technology16
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