Environmental Horticulture and Floristry

Announcement of Curricula

General Information

The Environmental Horticulture and Floristry Department offers students a choice of preparation for employment in producing, selling, and caring for plants and flowers used to beautify homes, stores, gardens, parks, highways, and industrial property. Training is offered in four fields: commercial cut-flower and greenhouse production, landscape gardening and landscape contracting, nursery and garden-center operation, and retail floristry. The Program in Environmental Horticulture and Floristry comprises the curricula in these fields. Students may complete majors concurrently in any two of these fields, or, with the help of the teaching staff, plan a course of study to meet their particular needs.

Learning Outcomes

Students who satisfactorily complete the curriculum in their chosen course of study in the Environmental Horticulture and Floristry Department are qualified for employment in the environmental horticultural and floristry industries or they may transfer to a four year institution of learning to achieve a more advanced degree.

Admission. Enrollment is open to all interested students.

Work Experience Training. Students in the Program may obtain field training in the horticulture or floral industries by enrolling in the appropriate work-experience course. To receive credit, students must work at least 5 hours weekly in an approved position. The College helps students in the course find internship opportunities or salaried employment. Placement depends upon students' abilities and records, employers' requirements, and economic conditions. Students are supervised by both employers and instructors. Students may apply toward graduation a maximum of eight semester units earned in work experience courses.

Associate in Science Degree. The four majors in Environmental Horticulture and Floristry are designed so that students may satisfy the major requirement for graduation from the College with an Associate in Science degree.

Transfer to Other California State Universities. Students who complete any of the following curricula satisfactorily may transfer to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; or California State University, Fresno and work toward the degree of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture.

Approval of Instruction. The curriculum in Environmental Horticulture is approved by the following organizations: the Association of Landscape Architects; California Arborists Association; California Association of Nurserymen (Central, Peninsula, and Redwood Chapters); California Fertilizer Association; California Seed Trade Association; Golf Course Superintendents Association; California Landscape Contractors Association; Park Employees Union, Local No. 311, AFL-CIO; San Francisco Professional Gardeners Association; Agricultural Chemicals Association; Bedding Plant Association; California Anti-Litter League; California Cut Flower Growers Association; California Horticultural Society; and the State Division of Highways. The curriculum in Floristry is offered in cooperation with the San Francisco Bay Area Florists Association and California State Florists Association.



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Environmental Horticulture

Credit, Degree Applicable Courses


Credit, Degree Applicable Courses