Bakersfield College

Agriculture

Environmental Horticulture

Certificate of Achievement

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. Environmental Horticulture focuses on the science and art concerned with landscape design and installation, floral arts, urban forestry, the urban environment, culture, marketing, and utilization of high value, intensively cultivated flowers, fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants and trees.

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.

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.

Career Opportunities:

Arborist, Floral Designer or Florist, Greenhouse Grower, Irrigation Specialist, Landscape Architect, Landscape Contractor, Pest Control Advisor, Plant Breeder, Sports Turf Superintendent, Urban Forester and more.

Total Units: 29


Required Courses

Semester 1 (8 units)

Course # Name Units
AGRI B49 Agriculture Leadership Training 2.0
ORNH B1 Introduction to Ornamental Horticulture 3.0
ORNH B6 Ornamental Plant Identification: Ground Covers, Vines, and Dwarf Shrubs 3.0
or
ORNH B3 Landscape Installation and Maintenance 3.0

Semester 2 (7 Units)

Course # Name Units
ORNH B48WE Occupational Work Experience Education 1.0
ORNH B4 Plant Propagation 3.0
ORNH B2 Fundamentals of Nursery Management and Plant Production 3.0
or
ORNH B8 Introduction to Landscape Design 3.0

Semester 3 (7 Units)

Course # Name Units
CRPS B3 Integrated Pest Management 3.0
ORNH B3 Landscape Installation and Maintenance 3.0
or
ORNH B6 Ornamental Plant Identification: Ground Covers, Vines, and Dwarf Shrubs 3.0
ORNH B48WE Occupational Work Experience Education 1.0

Semester 4 (7 Units)

Course # Name Units
ORNH B7 Ornamental Plant Identification: Large Shrubs, Small Trees, Large Trees & Palms 3.0
ORNH B2 Fundamentals of Nursery Management and Plant Production 3.0
or
ORNH B8 Introduction to Landscape Design 3.0
ORNH B48WE Occupational Work Experience Education 1.0
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