Academic Catalogs

Basic Landscape Design, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CM_BLSC

Control Number: 41020

Not Financial Aid Eligible

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, gardener, or landscape designer.

Program Outcome

Communicate basic horticulture concepts to clients, contractors, and public agencies.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
HORT A111Landscape Drafting Techniques1
HORT A115Landscape Graphics3
HORT A285Introduction to Landscape Design3
HORT A287Planting Design2
Total Units9

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
HORT A111 Landscape Drafting Techniques 1
HORT A285 Introduction to Landscape Design 3
HORT A287 Planting Design 2
Semester 2
HORT A115 Landscape Graphics 3
 Total Units9