Q: I am an older, re-entry student. Will I feel out of place with all the younger students?
A: 95% of the OH Program students are 're-entry' students. Ages of our students have ranged from 13 to 92. Most students are in the 25 to 55 age group.
Q: I am a homeowner interested in classes for my own personal use. What classes do you recommend?
A: The Horticulture Department at Foothill College offers a series short courses tailored to homeowners' interests. Typical offerings include Pruning Skills, Landscape Lighting, Residential Landscape Design, Plant Propagation, Plant Nutrition, and Residential Irrigation Systems.
Q: Does your program prepare students for transfer to a 4-year Horticulture Program?
A: The A.S. Degree in Environmental Horticulture and Deisgn usually satisfies the transfer requirements for 4-year programs such as Cal Poly and U.C. Berkeley. Check with the Program Director, Dan Svenson, for more information.
Q: What is the difference between an A.S. degree and a Certificate?
A: The A.S. degree includes the college's general education requirement. The certificates offered include both a core Skills certificate as well as a specialization Career certificate. Please contact the Program Director, Dan Svenson, at (650) 949-7402 for additional information.
Are you searching for someone to do residential design work, fine gardening or
create plans for layout and planting of gardens and landscapes?
One of our students might be able to help you out.
Download and complete the Horticulture Residential Employment Form and let us help you find the right student for the task.