Bakersfield College

Plant Science - Horticulture Emphasis

Plant Science - Horticulture Emphasis
Associate in Science

This program provides instruction in the planting, growing, harvesting, and marketing of field, forage, and vegetable crops as well as irrigated and range pasture crops. See also Environmental Horticulture. Career opportunities in Crop Science include farm management, agricultural pest control, fertilizer sales and application, soil laboratory technician, irrigation equipment supply and sales, and agricultural research technician.

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

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 28 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 plant science classes for employment that will enhance opportunities and success in the plant science industry in the 21st century.
  • master academic proficiency and demonstrate specific skills within plant science disciplines needed for employment within the industry.
  • master skills needed for baccalaureate level education or obtain a certificate

Total Units: 28


Required Courses

Course Number Title Units
AGBS B2 Agricultural Economics 3.0
SOIL B1 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0
AGRI B1 Agriculture, Environment and Society 3.0
CRPS B10 Plant Biology 4.0
ORNH B4 Plant Propagation 3.0
CRPS B3 Integrated Pest Management 3.0

Select three of the following

Course Number Title Units
ORNH B2 Fundamentals of Nursery Management and Plant Production 3.0
ORNH B36 Beginning Floral Design 3.0
ORNH B3 Landcape Installation and Maintenance 3.0
ORNH B8 Introduction to Landscape Design 3.0

**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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