Retail Nursery and Plant Production

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

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

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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 100PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY3
BIOL 101PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY1
Select 3 units of the following: 13
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
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
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 Units36.5
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