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The AEPS Major: Greenhouse & Nursery Plant Production

HCS Greenhouse and Nursery Plant Production Course Requirements

The Greenhouse and Nursery Plant Production concentration focuses on the production, utilization, and maintenance of trees, flowers, annuals, perennials, shrubs, and house plants. We offer unique opportunities to study a wide range of plant life in the micro climates that exist close to campus. Students obtain a solid understanding of the science behind, and the practical application of, how plants grow, how to propagate them, which plants are best adapted to a specific environment, precision growing, hydroponics, and how to maintain these plants. This concentration offers a technical education, grounded in science, which prepares students to not only meet the demands of industry, but to help lead the way.

Greenhouse & Nursery Plant Production Concentration

Required Courses Units
EHS 127 Principles of Horticulture and Landscape Design 4
EHS 210 or EHS 310 Enterprise Project (I or II) 2
EHS 231 Plant Materials I 4
EHS 232 Plant Materials II 4
EHS 245 Horticultural Production Techniques 3
EHS 315 Herbaceous and Specialty Plant Production 4
EHS 342 Potted Plant Production 4
HCS 340 Principles of Greenhouse Environment 4
PPSC 427 Diseases and Pest Control Systems for Ornamental Plants 4
Total:   33
Approved Electives:   9
Total Units in Concentration:   42
Approved Electives: Consultation with advisor is recommended prior to selecting approved electives; bear in mind your selections may impact pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies and/or goals. 9
AGB 401 Managing Cultural Diversity in Agricultural labor Relations 4
BUS 310 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 4
BUS 346 Principles of Marketing 4
BUS 409 Law of Real Property 4
CRSC 333 Greenhouse Vegetable Production 2
EHS 210, Enterprise Project I or EHS 310 Enterprise Project II 1-4
EHS 324 Interior Plant Management 4
EHS 325 Floriculture Grades and Standards 4
EHS 341 Cut Flower Production 4
EHS 381 Native Plants for California Landscapes 4
EHS 382 Restoration Horticulture 4
EHS 402 Retailing Horticultural Products 4
EHS 424 Nursery Crop Production 4
HCS 200 Special Problems 1-2
HCS 339 Internship in Horticulture and Crop Science 1-4
HCS 400 Special Problems 1-2
HCS 421 Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops 4
PPSC 327 Vertebrate Pest Management 4
PPSC 405 Advanced Weed Management 4
PPSC 421 Plant-Pest Interactions 4
PPSC 431 Insect Pest Management 4
PPSC 441 Biological Control for Pest Management 4