Environmental Horticulture & Design FAQs
Additional Contact Information

If you have questions regarding course requirements, you may contact:
  • David Sauter, Program Director (650) 949-7427
  • Dan Svenson, Horticulture Faculty (650) 949-7402
  • BH Division office, (650) 949-7249
  • Environmental Horticulture & Design Job Posting Board
  • Foothill College
    Main Campus Phone Number: (650) 949-7777
  • Mailing address:
    Environmental Horticulture & Design Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022


Q: Do I need to apply to the program?

A: No. Applications are not required.

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Q: Do I need to wait until the fall to join the program?

A: Students may join the program during any quarter. For advising please contact the Program Director, Dan Svenson at (650) 949-7402.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Horticulture Residential Employment

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.

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