Fall 2016 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       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC C.Gause              ARC MAIN ER 001          10466 
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TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB C.Gause              ARC MAIN ER 001            


HORT 105    Pest Control Licensing or Certification    2 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: HORT 100
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the safe and proper use of horticultural chemicals, laws and regulations, and the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles involved. It covers the laws and regulations for operators, applicators, and advisors, including the study of weeds, diseases, insects, and accepted standards for control.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC D.Patterson          ARC MAIN ER 001          12742 
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HORT 110    Irrigation Design    2 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of water hydraulics and irrigation equipment including drip lines, heads, pipes, pumps, clocks, and valves. Irrigation design, which includes preparing plans, dealing with measurement, head layout, pipe sizing and specifications, is covered. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         12:00PM-02:05PM LEC C.Sichi              ARC MAIN ER 001          18985 
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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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         01:30PM-04:35PM LAB A.Codd               ARC MAIN ER 001          12106 
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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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002          11978 
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W         02:00PM-05:05PM 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002          19621 
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T         02:00PM-05:05PM LAB L.O'Brien            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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC T.Ursini             ARC MAIN ER 002          11980 
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W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB T.Ursini             ARC MAIN ER 002            


HORT 299    Experimental Offering in Horticulture    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 13-Dec 09
Horticulture Career Exploration
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          20256 
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Units: 1
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces students to career options in the horticulture industry via presentations from professionals working in the field. It covers how professionals got their jobs, what they do on the job, education and training needed to qualify for the job, and career pathways taken to get to their current position. It also covers what career professionals look for when hiring new employees. Field trips may be required.


HORT 300    Introduction to Horticulture    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Designed to inform those seeking a career in horticulture, this course surveys sustainable principles and practices of horticulture. Emphasis is on plant growth, care and appearance, and how those are influenced by plant structure, function, and growing environment. Topics include plant naming, growing conditions and processes, cultural practices, propagation, pruning, careers in horticulture, pest problems and control, and use of references for future learning.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     10464 
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W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          10465 Textbook


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
F         06:00PM-08:15PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          11769 
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Sa        09:30AM-12:40PM 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 20-Oct 12
M         03:00PM-05:15PM LEC C.Sichi              ARC MAIN ER 001          18989 
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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 002          11822 
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TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 002            


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 C.Sichi              ARC MAIN ER 001          11650 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LAB C.Sichi              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
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC C.Sichi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     10468 
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MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB C.Sichi              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. In addition, the small engine repair skill areas included in the regional, state, and national Skills USA competitions are covered. AT 301 and/or HORT 330 may be taken two times for credit for a maximum of 8 units, using different equipment. (C-ID AG - MA 120L)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
F         08:30AM-11:45AM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12023 
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F         11:55AM-03:10PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      


HORT 495    Independent Studies in Horticulture    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Flower              TBA TBA                 19965 
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Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: November 21, 2016