Plant Science (AS-T Degree S0420)

Natural Science Division
Plant Science includes topics such as propagation, plant production practices, nursery operations, soil science, plant pest and disease control, and landscape management.  The Associate in Science in Plant Science for Transfer prepares students with the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue post-secondary degrees in Plant Science and careers within a variety of specializations in the field. The Associate in Science in Plant Science for Transfer is designed to assist students in seamlessly transferring to a CSU major in Plant Science.
To earn an Associate in Science in Plant Science for Transfer, a student must complete a minimum of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units more. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core Courses
AGOR 50Soil Science and Management3
CHEM 50General Chemistry I5
or CHEM 50H General Chemistry I - Honors
BUSC 1BPrinciples of Economics - Microeconomics3
or BUSC 1BH Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors
MATH 110Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 110H Elementary Statistics - Honors
AGOR 1Horticultural Science3
List A
Choose one course from the following:3
Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Management
Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous
Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs
Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations
List B
Select any course not already used above, or none or one course from the following list:0-3
Food Production, Land Use, and Politics - A Global Perspective
Landscaping and Nursery Management
Construction Fundamentals
Landscape Hardscape Applications
Total Units for the Major20-23
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
Total Units60

Program Learning Outcomes

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
AGOR 1 Horticultural Science 3 3
AGOR 50 Soil Science and Management 3 3
MATH 110 Elementary Statistics 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units13
Spring Term 1
BUSC 1A Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics 3 3
CSU ARTS CSU GE C1 Arts Crse 3 3
CSU CRTTH CSU Area A-3 Crit Thnkg Course 4 3-4
See Counselor about Nursery Management Cert See Counselor about Nursery Management Cert  
AGOR 30 AGOR 71 are offered in fall term 1  
 Units9-10
Summer Term 1
CSU ART/H CSU GE C-1 or C-2 Art/Hum Crse 3 3-4
CSU ETHS CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies 3 3
 Units6-7
Fall Term 2
BUSC 1B Principles of Economics - Microeconomics 3 3
CHEM 40 Introduction to General Chemistry 5 5
 Units8
Winter Term 2
CSU AMIST CSU GE American Institutions 3 3
CSU HUM CSU GE C2 Humanities Crse 3 3-4
 Units6-7
Spring Term 2
CSU LIFE CSU GE E Lifelng Self Dev Crse 3 3
CHEM 50 General Chemistry I 5 5
BIOL 4 Biology for Majors 4 4
 Units12
Summer Term 2
CSU AMIST CSU GE American Institutions 3 3
 Units3
 Total Units57-60
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