Fall 2011 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 002          11248 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     11248 Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB P.MacGowan           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 20-Dec 15
W         08:00PM-09:50PM LEC D.Patterson          ARC MAIN ER 001          11256 
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HORT 143    Horticulture Skills Development    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: Completion or current enrollment in a college level horticulture class.
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers the opportunity to develop technical, creative, and business skills learned in other horticulture classes. Participation in assigned, supervised projects to expand and enhance knowledge of horticulture practices is included. This course may be taken up to four times for credit when participating in different projects. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         01:30PM-04:50PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 002          28543 
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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 20-Dec 15
F         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002          15290 
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F         02:00PM-05:30PM LAB L.O'Brien            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 20-Dec 15
Th        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC T.Ursini             ARC MAIN ER 002          15294 
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Th        07:00PM-10:10PM LAB T.Ursini             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 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     11238 
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TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  30260 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     11240 Textbook


HORT 302    Soils , Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition    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 nature and properties of soils and their relationship to plant needs. Topics include soil origins and importance, soil and water conservation, life in the soil, and soil fertility. Soil components, structure, and methods to sustain healthy soils and the populations of organisms within and on it are analyzed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          29203 
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MW        11:30AM-12:50PM 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 20-Dec 15
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 002          28558 
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Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 002            


HORT 308    Viticulture-Vineyard Establishment    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to grape crops for Sacramento and Placer counties. It covers the history and principles of the grape growing industry in California. Topics include site preparation, vine and rootstock selection, trellis and irrigation system selection, installation procedures, and vine training. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 14
W         01:30PM-03:35PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          28560 
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HORT 316    Plant Production, Facilities and Sales    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: HORT 300
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with grades of "C" or better OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an overview of the practices and facilities used in production and sales of plants and related products and services. Topics include design and use of structures for horticultural production and sales, product selection and maintenance, marketing and sales of horticultural crops and services, employee management, vendor selection, sales area design and layout, advertising, merchandising, and customer service. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          29243 
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TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          16142 
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TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001            


HORT 322    Landscape and Irrigation Graphics and Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/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 of the design space as it relates to landscape and irrigation design. It includes 'hand drafting techniques', plant database software, introduction to CADD for landscape, and the use of a variety of graphics skills and media. Irrigation design for landscapes studies water hydraulics, irrigation equipment, including irrigation heads, pipes, pumps, controllers and valves, and water conservation. The course includes preparing landscape and irrigation plans, plan presentation, and reprographics.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     11252 
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M         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311       

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011