Environmental Horticulture & Design
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.Do I need to apply to the program?
No. Applications are not required.
Q. Do I need to wait until the fall to join the program?
Students may join the program during any quarter. For advising please contact the Program Director, Dan Svenson at (650) 949-7402.
Q. I am an older, re-entry student. Will I feel out of place with all the younger students?
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?
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?
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.