Natural Sciences Division
A student completing the degree or certificate requirements will be able to manage various landscape environments such as vegetable and flower gardens, turfgrass, houseplants, soils, cut flowers, and terrariums. A student will be able to apply fertilizers and pesticides (natural, chemical, biological, and cultural). The student will be able to propagate plants via grafting, budding, tissue culture, cuttings, specialized stems, and sexual means as well as demonstrate knowledge of various propagation structures. The student will be able to identify landscape plants (herbaceous, shrubs, trees) and identify their morphology. Outcomes of the program will be measured by the student’s ability to design a landscape, make landscape management recommendations, and obtain employment in the industry.
At least 50 percent of the requirements for the major must be completed at El Camino College.
For Gainful Employment program information, please visit www.elcamino.edu/academics/naturalsciences/Horticulture.