Landscape Horticulture Program at Merced is designed to meet the need
for trained personnel in a broad range of occupational opportunities
involved with or related to the Landscape Industry. Programs can be
arranged several ways as follows:
- As a Homeowner enrichment program whereby the
homeowner gains knowledge in an effort to improve their home landscape.
- Certificate of Completion Program - a program in
which all course work is directly related to gaining employment.
- Associate Degree Program - advanced technical skills
are developed along with general education.
- Transfer Program - formal education is continued at
an advanced level in a four-year college or university.
Merced College Landscape Unit includes greenhouses, a lath house,
spacious growing grounds, and a modern head house for potting.
Facilities available to the Landscape Unit include a large school farm,
laboratories, classrooms, and a beautifully landscaped campus. These
facilities provide excellent opportunity for study and practice in the
production and use of ornamental plants both for sale and for use in the
The Landscape Horticulture student receives well-rounded training in the
field by being exposed to Tree and Plant Identification, Landscape
Design, Construction and Maintenance, and Nursery and Garden Center
Practice. All courses deal with the entire range of activities within
that particular area such as landscape uses of plants, plant
propagation, basic irrigation and sprinkler systems. The legal aspects
of the field are covered in the Landscape Construction and Installation
course when local codes and state requirements for the C-27 Landscape
Contractors license are taught.