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Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2014-2015 [Archived Catalog]

Landscape and Horticultural Science, A.A.S.

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The degree and certificate programs are designed for the student entering the field of landscaping and for the professional who wants to expand his or her knowledge in the field. Emphasis is placed on the commercial application of skills learned in the program. Three certificates in specialized areas are also available to students who already possess skills in the area. These certificates are: Basic Nursery and Landscape Operations, Turf and Landscape Irrigation, and Landscape and Horticultural Science. Employment for graduating students of this program may be available in landscaping businesses (independent and corporate), residential complexes (apartment and residential organizations), parks and recreational facilities. Positions include but are not limited to superintendents, management and sales.

This program is fully accredited by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET).

Advisory Committee
Bruce Burger, The Quarry Golf Club
Carlos Cantu, Jr., Cantu Contracting
Dean Gary, Biz-zz Bee Farms
Romell Henze, Magic Gardens
M. Scott Kelley, Mortellaros Nursery
William Odam, San Antonio ISD
Brad Phillips, Brickman Group
David Rodriguez, Texas Agrilife Extension Service
Richard Thompson, Thompson Landscaping
Charles Wagmiller, Hyatt Hill Country Resort

Related Degrees and Certificates

Landscape and Horticultural Science Level 1 Certificate 

Basic Nursery and Landscape Operations Level 1 Certificate 

Floral Design Technician Level 1 Certificate 

Small/Organic Farmer Level 1 Certificate 

Turf and Landscape Irrigation Level 1 Certificate 

Turfgrass and Golf Course Management, A.A.S. 

Agriculture: Associate of Science, concentration in Agriculture 

Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 63)

First Year

Second Year


* Capstone Course
CIP Code: 01.0605
Major Code: LSHS

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