Horticulture and Landscape Design Occupational Skills Awards

Occupational Skills Awards are available now in the areas of:

CURRICULUM

Curriculum changes as industry standards transform. Please refer to the Saddleback College Catalog website as the following requirements may have changed since this webpage was published.

General Horticulture Occupational Skills Award

The General Horticulture Occupational Skills Award encourages students to master skills required to propagate and maintain healthy plants, including the use of soils and fertilizers.

Course ID Title Units
HORT 20 Introduction to Horticulture Science 4
HORT 112 Plant Propagation 3
HORT 113 Soils and Fertilizers 3
Total 10

 

Plant Identification Occupational Skills Award

The Plant Identification Occupational Skills Award encourages students to master skills required to identify all of the important annuals, groundcovers, vines, trees, shrubs, and native plants used in Southern California landscapes. Award holders will be able to make recommendations for the incorporation of these species into the landscape based on flower color, time of flowering, height, spread, fruit production, and known problems.

Course ID Title Units
HORT 10 Plant Materials – Herbaceous Plants 3
HORT 11 Plant Materials – Trees and Shrubs 3
HORT 166 Ornamental Native Plants 3
Total 9

 

General Landscape Design Occupational Skills Award

The General Landscape Design OSA encourages students to acquire a comprehensive overview of the drawing, design, and construction materials used by the landscape designer. The skills acquired will enhance the ability to provide landscaping assistance to customers of retail and wholesale nurseries as well as residential landscape design industries.

Course ID Title Units
HORT 7 Introduction to Landscape Design 3
HORT 109 Introduction to Planting Design 3
HORT 130 Hardscape and Construction Materials Fundamentals 1.5
Total 7.5

 

The OSA recognizes completion of a basic set of courses at Saddleback College in an occupational area. These are NOT occupational Certificates but they often include courses leading to the full certificates in Horticulture and Landscape Design. The OSA is designed to document progress and achievement in the study area.

Applications for these awards are made at Admissions and Records beginning with the start of Fall semester 2003. Students recently completing the requirements may apply even it they have finished coursework prior to Fall 2003.

Occupational Skill Awards are not recorded on student transcripts.