Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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HORT 100    Integrated Pest Management in the Landscape    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: HORT 300
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a study of local plant pests including weeds, diseases, invertebrates, and vertebrates. It includes recognition of symptoms and causes, life cycle of the pests, host and habitat relationships, and methods of control. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 002          11408 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 002            


HORT 105    Pest Control Licensing For Certification    2 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of "C" or better.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the laws and regulations for operators, applicators, and advisors including the study of weeds, diseases and insects and accepted standards for control.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
M         06:00PM-07:45PM LEC D.Patterson          ARC MAIN ER 001          11416 
Textbook


HORT 200    Introduction to Retail Floristry    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course presents fundamentals of design techniques and skills practiced in the floral industry. Topics include design mechanics, guides to design, identification of flower and foliage shapes and their use, cut flower care, corsage practice, and containers and designers' aids. Field trips may be required. This course may be taken two times using different seasonal product.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
Th        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002          15924 
Textbook
Th        02:00PM-05:30PM LAB L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002            


HORT 201    Floral Design    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course builds on the theory, techniques and skills developed in HORT 200. Identification of wholesale sources, origin of product, and seasonal price fluctuations in the industry and market are discussed. The emphasis of the course is on design techniques. Field trips may be required. This course may be taken two times using different seasonal product.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
F         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC B.Foster             ARC MAIN ER 002          16462 
Textbook
F         02:00PM-05:30PM LAB B.Foster             ARC MAIN ER 002            


HORT 202    Corsage and Wedding Floral Design    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course presents the history and uses of wedding and body flower designs. The principles, methods, and practices used to create wedding bouquets and arrangements are explored and practiced. The techniques for wiring corsages, tools and materials for creating them, and other body flower designs are taught and experienced. Field trips may be required. This course may be taken two times using different seasonal product.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
Th        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002          16466 
Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:30PM LAB L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002            


HORT 300    Introduction to Horticulture    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of principles and practices of horticulture designed to improve the knowledge of the home gardener as well as those seeking a career in horticulture. Topics include basic plant structure and function, general knowledge of plant usage, landscape planning and maintenance.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     11398 
Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     11400 Textbook


HORT 302    Soils and Plant Nutrition    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: HORT 300.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a study of the nature and properties of soils and their relationship to plant needs. Topics include water and irrigation problems and erosion control, composition, value and use of fertilizer materials, conditioners and agricultural minerals.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          30785 
Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001            


HORT 305    Plant Identification-Fall Selections    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: HORT 300
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a study of the identification, growth habits, culturally sustainable methods, and uses of ornamental woody and herbaceous plants in the California landscape. Emphasis is on those plants best observed in the fall and winter seasons and includes both native and non-native species as well as some plants with an edible use component. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 002          11404 
Textbook
MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 002            


HORT 310    Nursery Practices    3 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: HORT 100, 302, 305, and 306.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an overview of the practices involved in commercial nursery operations. Topics include selling techniques, displays and advertising, and customer assistance with basic garden practices.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          12760 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001            


HORT 320    Sustainable Landscape Construction    3 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the theory and skills needed in the landscape construction industry. Landscape operations include carpentry, masonry, concrete pavers, water-conserving irrigation, watershed preservation and drainage, low-voltage lighting, sustainable soil preparation and drainage, plant materials/turf, plan reading, and estimating and bidding in the landscape trades. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         06:00PM-07:40PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          30432 
Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001            


HORT 322    Landscape Graphics    3 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the study of technical drafting skills and freehand graphics including line quality, lettering and organization as it relates to landscape design. It also includes an introduction to three dimensional sketching and the use of a variety of graphics skills and media.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     11412 
Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311       


HORT 330    Small Gas Engines, Outdoor Power Equipment    4 Units

Same As: AT 301
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic operational theory, servicing, adjusting, and maintenance of 2-cycle and 4-cycle small gas engines as they pertain to the automotive and horticulture industries. AT 301 and/or HORT 330 may be taken two times for credit for a maximum of 8 units, using different equipment.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
Sa        08:00AM-11:05AM LEC J.Erickson           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     16470 
Textbook
Sa        11:15AM-02:20PM LAB J.Erickson           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010