Bakersfield College

Environmental Horticulture

Certificate of Achievement

Gainful Employment Information

The Environmental Horticulture Certificate of Achievement is designed for the student desiring specialized training in order to enter the workforce in the least amount of time.

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

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 29 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.
  • be able to identify regional trees and plants and their use in the landscape.

Total Units: 29


Required Courses:

Course Number Title Units
CRPS B3 Integrated Pest Management 3.0
ORNH B1 Introduction to Ornamental Horticulture 3.0
ORNH B2 Fundamentals of Nursery Management and Plant Production 3.0
ORNH B3 Landscape Installation and Maintenance 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 & Palms 3.0
ORNH B8 Introduction to Landscape Design 3.0
WEXP B248 Occupational Work Experience Education 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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