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Horticulture, Certificate of Completion

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Noncredit

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:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and experience required to work in basic groundskeeping, gardening, nursery, and farming activities.
  2. 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:

Course Title Units
Semester 1
SPED C076NGroundskeeping Basics40
SPED C001NEmployability Skills40
Semester 2
SPED C077NGardening Basics40
SPED C002NProblem-Solving in the Workplace40
Semester 3
SPED C079NNursery Basics40
SPED C061NVocational Preparation and Readiness16-64
Semester 4
SPED C078NGreenhouse Basics40
Total Hours256-304