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Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Degree and Certificate Options

(This page updated 2/19/19)

• The spring 2019 deadline to petition for your degree or certificate is March 15,2019. Still a few classes to go until all requirements are met? See (updated December 2019) projected class scheduling (day/evening, fall,spring) HERE (everything is subject to change!)

• Download a pdf of Landscape Horticulture’s degree and certificate options

Do you want to learn more about our program? Do you need to check in and go over requirements? Drop by the Hort. Dept. office (H107) to discuss and then make an appointment with a counselor to petition before mid-March, 2017.

Merritt College Counseling Department: (510) 436-2475

Merritt College Landscape Horticulture now has a new Arboriculture program offering two Certificates of Achievement & an Associate of Science degree. This program was designed with input from local tree industry employers, and those employers are looking to hire our grads! 

Merritt College is home to one of the largest horticulture facilities in northern California. Our 7.5-acre facility includes 10k sq. ft. of greenhouse and lath house space; drafting & floral design labs; and the Emile Labadie Arboretum. Students on an associate degree track will be able to complete   all required coursework within a two-year period, but students are free to work at their own pace. Merritt Landscape Horticulture is a Career Education program, and our programs are designed to equip students with the knowledge and experience needed to be job-ready, and to enhance/refresh the skills of those already working in the field.

One or more certificates or degrees in Landscape Horticulture will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the program requirements. Graduates and certificate-earners can find employment (including self-employment) in landscape design, landscape construction, parks and garden maintenance, tree care, nurseries, and more. Courses are offered both the day and evening year-round.

A student may petition for a certificate upon satisfactory completion of requirements, or within the semester that final coursework will be completed. To earn an Associate degree, students must satisfactorily complete all units required within Landscape/Horticulture major, and must also complete (or have completed at another institution) all AA/AS General Education requirements. See college catalog for detail.

The following Certificates of Achievement (CA), Associate degrees (AS or AA), and one Certificate of Proficiency (CP) are available:

Basic Landscape Horticulture
CA: Basic Horticulture (18 units)

Permaculture
CP: Permaculture Design (17.5 units)

Landscape Design and Construction Track:
CA: Intermediate Landscape Design and Construction
AS: Landscape Design and Construction Specialist*

Landscape and Parks Maintenance Track:
CA: Intermediate Landscape and Parks Maintenance
AS: Landscape and Parks Maintenance Specialist*

Nursery management track:
CA: Intermediate Nursery Management
AS: Nursery Management Specialist*

Arboriculture track
CA: Tree Care Specialist (21 units)
CA: Tree Climber Specialist (41 units)
AS: Arboriculture (41 major + gen. ed.)

Landscape Architecture
AA: Landscape Architecture (40-41 + Gen. Ed.)

BASIC LANDSCAPE HORTICULTURE

Certificate of Achievement:

The Basic Landscape Horticulture certificate program is intended for those students who are limited by time con­straints to a one-year program. Graduates with this certifi­cate can find employment at the basic or entry level in grounds maintenance or as a park worker or gardener. A Certifi­cate of Achievement will be awarded upon satisfac­tory completion of the certificate requirements specified below.

Note: Students are encouraged to petition for all awards whose requirements they’ve met, but completion of the Basic Landscape Horticulture certificate is not required to qualify for higher awards.
Note: The LANHT dept. offers tools, guides, and personalized assistance to help students plan towards educational goals. See H107 office or www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht

 

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Create and maintain landscapes that provide basic human comfort and livability.
  • Create and maintain landscapes that respect and respond to regional ecology, including plant community dynamics, soil mediums, water and moisture requirements, and sustainable potential in Bay Area environments.
  • Communicate basic horticulture concepts to clients, contractors, and public agencies.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
LH 1 OR LH 1E Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (Day w/lab) OR Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (Eve) 3
LH 1E Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (Eve) 3
LH 23 Plant Terminology 2.5
LH 26 Pruning .5
Select one plant ID course from the following:
LH 2 or 2E; 3 or 3E; 4 or 4E; 5A ,5B, 5EA or 5EB; 6A, 6B, 6EA, or 6EB; 7 or 7E; 40 or 40E 3
Select one course from the following:
LH 8 or 8E
(soon to be replaced by LH17)
Turf Management with lab (Day) OR Turf Management (Eve)
(soon to be replaced by LH17 or 17E Irrigation)
3
OR
LH 13 or 13E Arboriculture with Lab (Day) or Arboriculture (Eve) 3
Select one course from the following:
LH 10 Insects 3
LH 11 Plant Diseases and Their Control 3
LH 12 Weeds in the Urban Landscape 3
Select one course from the following:
LH 16 Soil Management 3
LH 19 Plant Nutrition 3
Total Required Units: 18

ARBORICULTURE
Tree Care Specialist
Certificate of Achievement

Dept/No. Title Units
LH1 or LH1E Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (Day w/lab) OR Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (Eve) 3
LH13 or 13E Arboriculture 3
LH 23 Plant Terminology 2.5
LH 26 Pruning .5
LH80 Urban & Community Forestry 2
LH81 Arborist Equipment Fundamentals 2
LH82 Tree Health Care 2
LH84 Pruning for Urban & Community Forestry 1
LH85 Intro to Climbing & Aerial Tree Work 2
Total Required Units: 21

ARBORICULTURE:
Tree Climber Specialist
Certificate of Achievement

Dept/No. Title Units
LH1 or LH1E Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (Day w/lab) OR Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (Eve) 3
LH10 Insects 3
LH11 Plant Diseases 3
LH13 or 13E Arboriculture 3
LH16 Soil Management 3
LH 23 Plant Terminology 2.5
LH 26 Pruning .5
LH80 Urban & Community Forestry 2
LH81 Arborist Equipment Fundamentals 2
LH82 Tree Health Care 2
LH83 Large Equipment Operations for Arborists 3
LH84 Pruning for Urban & Community Forestry 1
LH85 Intro to Climbing & Aerial Tree Work 2
LH86 Applied Aerial Tree Work 2
LH87 Advanced Aerial Tree Work 2
LH88 Crew Leadership in Arboriculture 1
LH206 Landscape Business Practices 3
Total Required Units: 41

ARBORICULTURE:
Associate of Science in Arboriculture

The degree major requirements consist of the same 41 units required for the Tree Climber Specialist Certificate. In addition, students must satisfy the 19-22 unit General Education requirements (see college catalog for description) to achieve the Associate Degree in Arboriculture. Students are not required to complete Gen. Ed. at Merritt College, and may receive credit for coursework completed at other institutions. Students may also substitute coursework within the major from other schools.

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
LH1 or LH1E Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (Day w/lab) OR Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (Eve) 3
LH10 Insects 3
LH11 Plant Diseases 3
LH13 or 13E Arboriculture 3
LH16 Soil Management 3
LH 23 Plant Terminology 2.5
LH 26 Pruning .5
LH80 Urban & Community Forestry 2
LH81 Arborist Equipment Fundamentals 2
LH82 Tree Health Care 2
LH83 Large Equipment Operations for Arborists 3
LH84 Pruning for Urban & Community Forestry 1
LH85 Intro to Climbing & Aerial Tree Work 2
LH86 Applied Aerial Tree Work 2
LH87 Advanced Aerial Tree Work 2
LH88 Crew Leadership in Arboriculture 1
LH206 Landscape Business Practices 3
General Education Requirements (see college catalog for details) 19-22
Total Required Units: 60-62

 

LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Intermediate Landscape Design & Construction
Certificate of Achievement

The Intermediate Landscape Design & Construction certificate program trains students to work in the field of land­scape design/build. The curriculum provides studies in de­sign, construction, plant ID, and basic horticulture, topics that help a student obtain employment in the field, and pro­vide foundational training towards becoming licensed land­scape contractors and related specialties.
A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon satisfac­tory completion of the certificate requirements speci­fied below.

Program Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete the certificate will be able to:
• Design and build landscapes that provide basic human comfort and livability, and meet client functional and financial needs.
• Design and build landscapes that respond to regional ecology.
• Communicate landscape design concepts to clients, contractors, and public agencies.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
LH 1 OR LH 1E Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (Day w/lab) OR Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (Eve) 3
LH 14 OR 14E Landscape Construction (Day w/lab) OR Landscape Construction (Eve) 3
LH 18A Landscape Design* 3
LH 18LA Landscape Design Lab* 1
LH 18B Landscape Design* 3
LH 18LB Landscape Design Lab* 1
* Lecture & Lab must be taken concurrently (4 units)
LH 23 Plant Terminology 2.5
LH 29 Planting Design (Day w/lab) 3
OR
LH 29E Planting Design (Eve) 4
Select two Plant ID courses from the following:
LH 2 or 2E; 3 or 3E; 4 or 4E; 5A ,5B, 5EA or 5EB; 6A, 6B, 6EA, or 6EB; 7 or 7E; 40 or 40E 3
Select a minimum of 3 units from the following:
LH 8 or 8E Turf Management with lab (Day) OR Turf Management (Eve) 3
LH 9A SketchUp Pro I 3
LH 13 or 13E Arboriculture with Lab (Day) or Arboriculture (Eve) 3
LH 31 Site Operations for Landscape Designers and Builders 3
LH 33A Design Evaluation of Bay Area Landscapes 3
LH 34A Computer Assisted Landscape Design 3
LH 35A-B Advanced Landscape Design 3
Total Required Units: 28.5-29.5

LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION:
Landscape Design & Construction Specialist
Associate of Science degree

The Landscape Design and Construction Specialist degree and certificate program provides additional training for students interested in working in the field of landscape de­sign/build. The curriculum provides advanced studies in de­sign, plant ID and basic horticulture, and provides founda­tional training towards working in a design/build firm, and obtaining a landscape contractor’s license, irrigation design certi­fication, and related specialties (lighting, water features, water management).
To qualify for the Associate of Science in Landscape De­sign and Construction Specialist degree, students must satis­factorily complete the Degree Major requirements speci­fied below AND the AA/AS General Education require­ments. See the Associate Degrees and Certificates section of the college catalog for information regarding General Education require­ments.
Note: Students must satisfactorily complete the Inter­mediate Landscape Design and Construction certificate requirements to qualify for the Landscape Design and Construction Specialist Associate degree

Program Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete the degree or certificate will be able to:
• Design and build landscapes that provide basic human livability, meet client functional and financial needs, and support community health and well-being.
• Design and build landscapes that respond to regional ecology, and support principles of sustainability.
• Communicate landscape design and building concepts to clients, contractors, and public agencies through electronic media, reports, graphic representation, and spoken presentationsDegree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
Intermediate Landscape Design and Construction Required Units: 30
Plus Level C Requirements:
Dept/No. Title Units
LH17 or 17E Irrigation with Lab (Day) OR LH17E Irrigation (Day) 3
Select one additional plant ID course from the following: 
*Select course(s) not previously taken.
LH 2 or 2E; 3 or 3E; 4 or 4E; 5A ,5B, 5EA or 5EB; 6A, 6B, 6EA, or 6EB; 7 or 7E; 40 or 40E 3
Select a minimum of 6 units from the following:*
*Select course(s) not previously taken.
LH 8 OR 8E Turf Management with Lab (Day) OR Turf Management (Eve) 3
LH 13 or LH 13E Arboriculture with Lab (Day) or Arboriculture (Eve) 3
LH 31 Site Operations for Landscape Designers and Builders 3
LH 33A Design Evaluation of Bay Area Landscapes 3
LH 34A, B, C Computer-Assisted Landscape Design 3
LH 35 A, B Advanced Landscape Design 3
Total Required Units: 40.5- 41.5

Recommended:

LH 9A SketchUp Pro I 3 units
LH 55 History of Gardens and Gardening 3 units
LH 58 CAD Clinic for Landscape Horticulture 1 unit
LH 60ABC Freehand Drawing for Landscape Horticulture 3 units
LH 210 ABC Landscape Design Forum I, II, II  3 units

LANDSCAPE AND PARKS MAINTENANCE
Intermediate Landscape & Parks Maintenance
Certificate of Achievement

The Intermediate Landscape and Parks Maintenance certifi­cate program trains students to work as grounds or garden mainte­nance workers in a variety of settings, including public or private parks, golf courses, and commercial or residential gardens. The curriculum provides studies in basic horticulture, plant ID, and maintenance practices. These areas of emphasis can help a student gain employment in the field of landscape and parks maintenance with public works departments, landscape maintenance companies, parks and recrea­tion departments, or to start their own landscape maintenance companies. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the certificate requirements specified below.
Note: Although the Intermediate Landscape & Parks Maintenance and the Basic Horticulture certificates require some of the same foundation coursework, the Basic Horticulture award is not required prior to achievement of the Intermediate Parks award.

Program Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete the degree will be able to:
• Design landscapes that provide basic human comfort and livability.
• Design landscapes that respond to and support regional ecology.
• Employ maintenance practices that minimize the use of gas power tools, source material regionally as available, and recycle or compost yard waste to minimize the dumping of green waste.


NEW REQUIREMENTS
: New (2019?) Parks & Maintenance certificate/degree requirements: LH 206 Landscape Business Practices will replace LH 201 Landscape Maintenance Practices (certificate req.); LH 17/17E Irrigation will replace LH 8 Turf (degree/cert); LH 81 Arborist Equipment will replace LH 21 Horticultural Equipment (degree req.) Catalog rights: Already on this track? Continuously enrolled students have the option of either current coursework requirements or those in effect at the time their studies began. See page 75, Merritt 2017-19 catalog.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements:

Basic Horticulture Required units: 18
Intermediate (CA) Level Requirements:
Dept/No. Title Units
LH 201
(soon to be replaced by LH206)
Landscape Maintenance Practices
(soon to be replaced by LH206 Landscape Business Practices)
3
Select one additional course from the following*:
*Select course not previously taken.
LH 8 or 8E

(soon to be replaced by LH17)

Turf Management with Lab (Day) OR Turf Management (Eve)

(soon to be replaced by LH17 or 17E Irrigation)

3
LH 13 or LH 13E Arboriculture with Lab (Day) or Arboriculture (Eve) 3
Select one additional plant ID course from the following: 
*Select course not previously taken.
LH 2 or 2E; 3 or 3E; 4 or 4E; 5A ,5B, 5EA or 5EB; 6A, 6B, 6EA, or 6EB; 7 or 7E; 40 or 40E 3
Select one additional course from the following:
LH 10 Insects 3
LH 11 Plant Diseases & Their Control 3
LH 12 Weeds in the Urban Landscape 3
Total Required Units: 30

LANDSCAPE AND PARKS MAINTENANCE:
Landscape & Parks Maintenance Specialist
Associate of Science degree

The Landscape and Parks Maintenance Specialist degree and certificate program provides additional training for students interested in working in the field of landscape and parks maintenance. The curriculum pro- vides advanced studies in horticulture, plant ID and maintenance practices, and provides foundational training towards working for parks & recrea­tion departments, public works, landscape maintenance companies, or for starting their own landscape maintenance business.
To qualify for the Associate of Science in Landscape and Parks Maintenance Specialist degree, students must satis­factorily complete the Degree Major requirements speci­fied below AND the AA/AS General Education require­ments. See the Associate Degrees and Certificates section of the college catalog for information regarding General Education require­ments.
Note: the parks degree requirements includes all intermediate requirements, but a students may petition for the degree without having first been awarded the intermediate certificate, in fact, students may petition for both the degree and the certificate simultaneously. Although some courses may have recommended preliminary requirements, courses without pre-requisites may be taken independently or when convenient, or as offered. Some courses may be offered infrequently, and students are encouraged to enroll in such infrequently offered courses when they are available. See page six for course offering projections/tentative scheduling. 

Program Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete the degree will be able to:
• Maintain landscapes to maximize for basic human comfort/livability.
• Maintain landscapes to support regional ecology, low water use, and sustainable potential in Bay Area environments.
• Employ maintenance practices that minimize the use of power tools, dumping of green waste, and vehicle use.

 

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
Intermediate Level Requirements: 30
Additional Requirements for degree:
LH 21
(soon to be replaced by LH81)
Horticultural Equipment
(soon to be replaced by LH81 Arboriculture Equipment)
2
Select one additional plant ID course from the following*: 
*Select course(s) not previously taken.
LH 2 or 2E; 3 or 3E; 4 or 4E; 5A ,5B, 5EA or 5EB; 6A, 6B, 6EA, or 6EB; 7 or 7E; 40 or 40E 3
Select one additional course from the following*:
*Select course(s) not previously taken.
LH 10 Insects 3
LH 11 Plant Diseases & Their Control 3
LH 12 Weeds in the Urban Landscape 3
Select one additional course from the following:
LH16 Soil Management 3
LH19 Plant Nutrition 3
Total Required Units: 41

NURSERY MANAGEMENT
Intermediate Nursery Management
Certificate of Achievement

The Intermediate Nursery Management certifi­cate program provides basic training for working in the wholesale and retail nursery industry. Students will learn growing and maintenance practices, basic nursery propagation, plant media, watering systems, fertilizers, pest and disease control, and plant evaluation. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the certificate re­quirements specified below.
Note: Completion of the Basic Landscape Horticulture certificate is not required to qualify for the Intermediate Landscape & Parks Maintenance certificate. The intermediate certificate includes some of the same requirements to provide the appropriate foundations for this track.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete the certificate will be able to:
• Perform basic tasks and state-of-the-art ops. of a pro nursery person.
• Identify plants by botanical name and evaluate their suitability for use in private and public landscapes.
• Evaluate plant stock in terms of its regional origins, water-use requirements, and sustainable potential in Bay Area environments.
• Identify individual organisms and apply biological systems including plants, fungi, microorganisms, animals, and people to local gardens.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
LH 1 OR LH 1E Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (Day w/lab) OR Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (Eve) 3
LH 16 Soil Management 3
LH 19 Plant Nutrition 3
LH 23 Plant Terminology 2.5
LH 24 Plant Propagation 3
LH25 Nursery Management 3
LH 26 Pruning .5
Select two plant ID courses from the following: 
LH 2 or 2E; 3 or 3E; 4 or 4E; 5A ,5B, 5EA or 5EB; 6A, 6B, 6EA, or 6EB; 7 or 7E; 40 or 40E 3+3=6
Select two courses from the following:
*Select course(s) not previously taken.
LH 10 Insects 3
LH 11 Plant Diseases and Their Control 3
LH 12 Weeds in the Urban Landscape 3
Total Required Units: 30

NURSERY MANAGEMENT
Nursery Management Specialist
Associate of Science degree
The Nursery Management Specialist degree and certificate program provides advanced training for working in the wholesale and retail nursery industry. Students will learn growing and maintenance practices for a wide variety of plant species, advanced propagation techniques, watering systems, basic soil and fertilizer chemistry, pest and disease control, and nursery business operations.
To qualify for the Associ­ate of Science in Nursery Management Specialist degree, students must satis­factorily complete the Degree Major requirements speci­fied below AND the AA/AS General Education require­ments. See the Associate Degrees and Certificates section of the college catalog for information regarding General Education require­ments.

A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the certificate requirements specified below.
Note: Students must satisfactorily complete the Intermediate Level Nursery Management requirements to qualify for the Nursery Management Specialist AS degree.

 Program Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete the degree or certificate will be able to:
• Perform state-of-the-art sustainable operations of a professional nursery person in both wholesale and retail nursery operations.
• Demonstrate ability to grow and/or maintain nursery stock including basic nursery propagation, soils, watering systems, fertilizers, pest and disease control, and plant evaluation.
• Demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of nursery management including the basics of financial, site operations, personnel, and marketing aspects.

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
Intermediate Level Requirements: 30
Select one additional plant ID course from the following*: 
*Select course(s) not previously taken.
LH 2 or 2E; 3 or 3E; 4 or 4E; 5A ,5B, 5EA or 5EB; 6A, 6B, 6EA, or 6EB; 7 or 7E; 40 or 40E 3
Select one additional course* from the following:
*Select course(s) not previously taken.
LH 10 Insects 3
LH 11 Plant Diseases & Their Control 3
LH 12 Weeds in the Urban Landscape 3
Plus 6 additional LH Elective units* (note that this page AND college catalog erroneously listed LH52 & LH206 as degree requirements! “6 elective units” is indeed correct!)
*Select course(s) not previously taken.
Total Required Units: 42

 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Associate of the Arts Degree in Landscape Architecture

The Landscape Architecture degree program provides students with the basic foundation and skills to pursue a career or further education in Landscape Architec­ture. Course topics include design process and principles, site analysis, site planning, planting design, construction, topographic form, graphic representation, computer-assisted de­sign, and professional practice. Students with this degree will fulfill three objectives: Meet the minimum educational requirement to take the California Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE); obtain basic skills necessary to start work in a professional landscape design or design-build office; and get basic preparation towards transferring to a four-year or graduate program in landscape architecture.

To qualify for the Associate of Arts in Landscape Architecture degree, students must satis­factorily complete the Degree Major requirements speci­fied below AND the AA/AS General Education require­ments. See the Associate Degrees and Certificates section of the college catalog for information regarding General Education require­ments.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the degree will be able to:
• Design landscapes that provide basic human comfort and livability.
• Design landscapes that respond to and support regional ecology.
• Communicate landscape design and building concepts to clients, contractors, and public agencies through written reports, drawings, graphic images, and oral presentations.

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
LH 18A Landscape Design 3
LH 18B Landscape Design Laboratory 3
LH 18LA Landscape Design (continuing) 1
LH 18LB Landscape Design Laboratory (continuing) 1
* Lecture & Lab must be taken concurrently (4 units)
LH 29 or 29E Planting Design LH 29: 3  LH 29E: 4
LH 33A Design Evaluation of Bay Area Landscapes 3
LH 34A Computer Assisted Landscape Design 3
or
LH 9A SketchUp Pro I 3
LH 35A Advanced Landscape Design 3
LH 57 Form and Composition 3
LH 60A Freehand Drawing for Landscape Designers 3
LH 210A Landscape Design Forum 2
LH 2 or  2E Tree Identification and Culture 3
Select one additional course from the following:*
LH 5A, 5B, 5EA, 5EB OR LH 40 or 40E Native Plants Identification and Culture

Mediterranean Plants Identification and Culture

3
Select one additional course from the following:*
LH 14 Landscape Construction with Lab (Day)  3
LH 14E Landscape Construction (Evening)  3
Select one additional course from the following:*
LH 17 or 17E Irrigation with Lab (Day) or Irrigation (Eve)  3
Total Required Units: 40- 41

PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

The Permaculture Design certificate program is designed to train students to work on the design, maintenance, and harvesting of a ten-year old, one-acre student farm/food forest. Students will also acquire a firm foundation in horticultural basics as well as have the opportunity to round out their ecological gardening skills by taking related classes in mushroom cultivation, beneficial beasts, and natural building.
A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the requirements specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s). The Horticulture Dept. staff can also help with planning, including assistance with when classes might be scheduled.

Program Learning Outcomes:
• Students who complete the certificate will be able to:Design gardens that merge landscape design, sustainable agriculture and applied ecology for people and organisms.
• Identify individual organisms and apply biological systems including plants, fungi, microorganisms, animals, and people to local gardens.
• Manage the infrastructure web of social/ecological gardens, including people and plant communities, animal systems, soil generation, solar, and water systems.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
LH1 or 1E Intro to Landscape Horticulture with Lab (Day) or Intro to LH (Eve) 3
LH23 Plant Terminology 2.5
LH28A Permaculture I  3
LH28B Permaculture II 3
Select six units from the following:
LH18A/LA Landscape Design & Landscape Design Laboratory (3/1) 4
LH18B/LB Landscape Design & Landscape Design Laboratory (3/1)  4
LH36ABC Natural Building  3
LH45ABC Mushroom Cultivation I, II, III 2
LH46 Cycles of Land Use: East Bay Field Studies & Interpretation 3
LH54 Integrated Pest Management 1
LH76 Edible Landscaping 3
LH208ABC Growing & Using Healthful Herbs 2
LH211AC Beneficial Beasts in the Garden and Landscape 2
Total Required Units: 17.5