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Career Technical Education (CTE)

CJUHSD Career Readiness

Landscaping Pathway

Valley View High School offers two courses in our Landscaping Pathway:

Our introductory course in Landscaping and Turf Management provides students with knowledge and skills related to the establishment and maintenance of landscape and turf in residential settings.  Students learn to select appropriate species and plant materials and to design, install, and maintain interior and exterior plantings and hardscapes. 

Our Landscape Design course prepares students for entry-level jobs in landscape and nursery occupations.  Students develop skills in pruning, landscaping, and caring for plants.  They will also learn the safe use of fertilizers used in landscape gardening.  Students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to establish and maintain landscape and turf in residential and commercial settings.

The Landscape Design course now allows students to earn their California State Certification in Quality Water and Efficient Landscape (QWEL).  The QWEL course provides students with the principles of proper plant selection for the local climate, irrigation system design and maintenance, and irrigation system programming and operation.  Students that take Landscape Design combined with the QWEL Certification leave the program with a solid foundation in Landscape and Horticulture.

Landscape & Turf Management

In this introductory course of Landscaping and Turf Management students will be provided with the knowledge and skills related to the establishment and maintenance of landscape and turf in residential settings.  Students will select appropriate species and plant materials and to design, install, and maintain interior and exterior plantings and hardscapes and will maintain facilities and equipment associated with landscape and turf maintenance. 

Landscape Design

This course builds upon the skills and knowledge learned in Landscape & Turf Management and is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in landscape and nursery occupations.  Students will have an opportunity to develop skills in pruning, landscaping, and caring for plants.  Students will also learn the safe use of chemicals and fertilizers used in landscape gardening.  Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish and maintain not only landscape and turf in residential settings but in commercial settings as well.