Associate in Applied Science in Landscape Horticulture

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

When to Start Taking Classes

It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

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Fall Semester (Term 1)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGL189 Landscape Design I Course offered Fall only RC 3
AGS164 Plant Growth and Development RC 4
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry CHM130 or Permission of Program Director RC 0–3
AGL181 Landscape Construction Techniques Course offered Fall only RC 3
AGS183 Urban Plant Identification And Use Course offered Fall only RC 3
AAA115 or
CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success 0–3

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 2)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGB130 Establishing And Running An Agribusiness Course offered Spring only RC 3
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area Critical course ENG101 or ENG107 FYC 3
AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations Online format only RC 3
AGS260 Soils AGS260 is offered in the Spring only NS 4
AGS268 Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment Course offered Spring only RC 4

Fall Semester (Term 3)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 3)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGS 284 Course offered Fall only RC
Math Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area MA 3
Oral Communication Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area COM 3
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area ENG102 or ENG108 FYC 3
DFT105AA or
AGS186
Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD or Greenhouse Management And Construction If Pursuing the Residential Landscape Design Track, Select DFT105AA. If pursuing the Nursery and Greenhouse Operations, select AGS186 RC 3
AGS262 Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, and Trouble Shooting Course offered Fall only RC 3

Spring Semester (Term 4)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 4)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area SB 3
SSH111 Sustainable Cities Meets Humanities, Arts and Design Area RC 3
AGS192 Urban Plant Care Course offered Spring only RC 3
AGL269 or
AGS285
Computer Aided Landscape or Propagation of Horticultural Plants If pursing the Residential Landscape Track, select AGL269. If pursing the Nursery and Greenhouse Operations, select AGS285 RC 3
AGS182AA Gardening Practices and Techniques RC 2
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or equivalent as indicated by assessment CR 0–3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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Fall Semester (Term 1)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGL181 Landscape Construction Techniques Course offered Fall only RC 3
AGL189 Landscape Design I Course offered Fall only RC 3
AAA115 or
CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success 0–3

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 2)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGS164 Plant Growth and Development RC 4
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry CHM130 or Permission of Program Director RC 0–3

Fall Semester (Term 3)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 3)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGS183 Urban Plant Identification And Use Course offered Fall only RC 3
AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations Online format only RC 3

Spring Semester (Term 4)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 4)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGB130 Establishing And Running An Agribusiness Course offered Spring only RC 3
AGS268 Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment Course offered Spring only RC 4

Fall Semester (Term 5)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 5)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area Critical course ENG101 or ENG107 FYC 3
AGS284 Lawn And Turf Care Course offered Fall only RC 3

Spring Semester (Term 6)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 6)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGS260 Soils AGS260 is offered in the Spring only NS 4
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area ENG102 or ENG108 FYC 3

Fall Semester (Term 7)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 7)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Oral Communication Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area COM 3
Math Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area MA 3

Spring Semester (Term 8)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 8)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area SB 3
DFT105AA or
AGS186
Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD or Greenhouse Management And Construction If Pursuing the Residential Landscape Design Track, Select DFT105AA. If pursuing the Nursery and Greenhouse Operations, select AGS186 RC 3

Fall Semester (Term 9)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 9)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGS262 Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, and Trouble Shooting Course offered Fall only RC 3
SSH111 Sustainable Cities Meets Humanities, Arts and Design Area RC 3

Spring Semester (Term 10)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 10)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGS192 Urban Plant Care Course offered Spring only RC 3
AGL269 or
AGS285
Landscape Computer Aided Design or Propagation of Horticultural Plants If pursing the Residential Landscape Track, select AGL/CAD269. If pursing the Nursery and Greenhouse Operations, select AGS285 RC 3

Fall Semester (Term 11)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 11)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGS182AA Gardening Practices and Techniques RC 2
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or equivalent as indicated by assessment CR 0–3

Course Area Key

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.