Fall 2012 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 25-Dec 20
TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          10559 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001            


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 25-Dec 20
W         08:00PM-09:50PM LEC D.Patterson          ARC MAIN ER 001          10563 
Textbook


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 25-Dec 20
M         01:30PM-02:50PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          20261 
Textbook
W         01:30PM-02:50PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 002          20261 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 25-Dec 20
F         06:00PM-07:05PM LEC T.Ursini             ARC MAIN ER 002          18959 
Textbook
F         07:15PM-10:20PM LAB T.Ursini             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 25-Dec 20
Th        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC B.Foster             ARC MAIN ER 002          12124 
Textbook
Th        02:00PM-05:10PM LAB B.Foster             ARC MAIN ER 002            


HORT 203    Multi Occasion, Sympathy Design and the Mass Market    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course presents the theory of sympathy, tribute, party and multi-occasion floral design. Design applications for standing, flat sprays, set work, large multi-occasion arrangements and casket covers are included, as well as their delivery and set up. The mass market place in floral design is explored. Field trips may be required. This course may be taken two times using different seasonal product.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
F         01:00PM-02:05PM LEC L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002          18961 
Textbook
F         02:15PM-05:20PM 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 25-Dec 20
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     10556 
Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     10557 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 25-Dec 20
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          12995 
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 25-Dec 20
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          12789 
Textbook
MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001            


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 25-Oct 19
M         04:00PM-06:05PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          12791 
Textbook


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 25-Dec 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          13004 
Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM 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 25-Dec 20
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          12477 
Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM 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 25-Dec 20
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     10561 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM 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: Five Week - Third, Nov 08-Dec 18
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     19411 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: November 5, 2012