Fall 2017 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LEC A.Codd               ARC MAIN ER 001          10448 
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TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LAB A.Codd               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 19-Dec 14
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC D.Patterson          ARC MAIN ER 002          12532 
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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 19-Dec 14
Th        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Sichi              ARC MAIN ER 001          13051 
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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 19-Dec 14
T         10:30AM-01:20PM LAB L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 001          11941 
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HORT 201    Floral Design    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course presents the theories and techniques of basic/intermediate floral design. Identification of wholesale sources, origin of product, and seasonal price fluctuations in the industry and market are discussed. This course emphasizes design techniques including line, shape, and form. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002          13212 
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T         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002            


HORT 203    Sympathy Design and the Mass Market    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course presents the theories of sympathy and tribute floral design. Design applications for standing, flat sprays, set work, and casket covers are included, as well as their delivery and setup. The mass market place in floral design is explored. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         01:30PM-02:20PM LEC L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002          11820 
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T         02:30PM-05:35PM 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: 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC C.Sichi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     10446 
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MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Codd               ARC MAIN ER 001          10447 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 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC A.Codd               ARC MAIN ER 001          11640 
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MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB A.Codd               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 19-Oct 11
T         03:00PM-05:05PM LEC C.Sichi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     13052 
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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 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC A.Codd               ARC MAIN ER 002          11686 
Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB A.Codd               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 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC C.Sichi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     11537 
Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB C.Sichi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335       


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 19-Dec 14
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC C.Sichi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     10450 
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MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB C.Sichi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311       


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 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 13312 
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Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 2, 2017