Horticulture, Certificate of Completion
The Horticulture Certificate of Completion is provided for students through Coastline College’s Special Programs and Services office. This program is a pathway course of study culminating in competent, entry-level job preparedness with a focus on knowledge, professionalism, and personal responsibility. Coastline College offers a program specific to the population of students with intellectual/developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders (ID Program). This certificate program is a response to state and local requests for occupational/educational training for adults with intellectual disabilities to enter the integrated work force. Courses in this program will be taught by Special Programs faculty with assistance/mentoring from field professionals. Students will enroll in a pathway series of courses with a required externship to earn a Horticulture Certificate of Completion. Upon completion of the Horticulture Certificate, students will have the knowledge, skills, and experience in Horticulture to work in a variety of occupational settings, which include Groundskeeping, Ornamental Gardening, Nursery, Greenhouse, and Farming.
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and experience required to work in basic groundskeeping, gardening, nursery, and farming activities.
- Independently recall and perform best practices of Horticulture settings while participating in work activities independently or with faculty, managers, customers, fellow work staff and students.
This award confirms that a student has completed a noncredit program that prepares students to progress in a career path or to take degree-applicable courses.
Students will complete all of the following:
|SPED C076N||Groundskeeping Basics||40|
|SPED C001N||Employability Skills||40|
|SPED C077N||Gardening Basics||40|
|SPED C002N||Problem-Solving in the Workplace||40|
|SPED C079N||Nursery Basics||40|
|SPED C061N||Vocational Preparation and Readiness||16-64|
|SPED C078N||Greenhouse Basics||40|