Bakersfield College

Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture Associate in Arts

The Environmental Horticulture Associate in Arts degree is designed for the student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Career opportunities include the horticulture business, retail and wholesale nursery, landscape design, and the floral industry.

To Achieve the Associate in Arts
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Environmental Horticulture Associate in Arts.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 21 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate managerial and leadership abilities in environmental horticulture classes for employment that will enhance opportunities and success in the horticulture industry in the 21st century.
  • master academic proficiency and demonstrate specific skills within environmental horticulture disciplines needed for employment.
  • master skills needed for baccalaureate level education or obtain a certificate.

Total Units: 21


Required Courses

Course Number Title Units
SOIL B1 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0
CRPS B10 Plant Biology 4.0
ORNH B1 Introduction to Ornamental Horticulture 3.0
ORNH B4 Plant Propagation 3.0
ORNH B6 Ornamental Plant Identification - Ground Covers, Vines and Dwarf Shrubs 3.0
ORNH B7 Ornamental Plant Identification - Large Shrubs, Small Trees, Large Trees and Palms 3.0
AGRI B49 Agriculture Leadership Training 2.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.

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