Spring 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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 002          30472 
Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 002            


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, irrigation equipment inclusive of heads, pipes, pumps, clocks, and valves. Irrigation design, which includes preparing plans, dealing with measurement, head layout, pipe sizing and specifications, is covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         08:00PM-09:40PM LEC E.Hollingsworth      ARC MAIN ER 001          15060 
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, Jan 15-May 18
F         01:30PM-02:20PM LEC B.Foster             ARC MAIN ER 002          14934 
Textbook
F         02:30PM-05:35PM 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, Jan 15-May 18
F         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC B.Foster             ARC MAIN ER 002          15864 
Textbook
F         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB B.Foster             ARC MAIN ER 002            


HORT 298    Work Experience in Horticulture    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer position, or job related to Horticulture. Students must consult with the Horticulture Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of horticulture. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in associate degree level occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to attend a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants; returning participants are not required to attend the orientation weekly but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         10:30AM-11:20AM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          15882 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Flower              TBA TBA                 15882 Textbook


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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          11220 
Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     11222 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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          16478 
Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001            


HORT 306    Plant Identification-Spring Selections    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: HORT 300
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the 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 spring and summer 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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001            
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          14638 
Textbook


HORT 312    Plant Propagation    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 a study of the fundamental principles involved in propagating plants including identification of facilities, equipment and techniques utilized in plant production. Topics include seed and vegetative propagation, media selection and structures.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          15020 
Textbook
class will meet also in room 308

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001            
class will meet also in room 308


HORT 324    Sustainable Landscape Maintenance    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 a study of sustainable landscape maintenance and management of exterior and interior residential and commercial landscapes, parks, highways, and public buildings. Topics include planting and transplanting, pruning, water conservation and use, sustainable plant nutrition and soils management, integrated pest management, and the safe operation and maintenance of power equipment for the trade. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         06:00PM-07:40PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          14644 
Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 002            


HORT 326    Landscape Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 322 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a study of the basic principles and elements of landscape design related to the problem solving process, design theory and composition, functional and design uses of landscape materials, and client and maintenance criteria.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC G.Gonsalves          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     14938 
Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB G.Gonsalves          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311       


HORT 329    Landscape CAD Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 322 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: DESGN 100
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to computer assisted landscape design and drafting utilizing Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) software to produce professional quality landscape designs for residential and commercial sites. Design emphasis includes site plan development and landscape planting and landscape irrigation plans, with the generation of materials lists based on the design created for the site.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     30470 
Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       


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, Jan 15-May 18
Sa        08:00AM-11:05AM LEC J.Erickson           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     15858 
Textbook
Sa        11:15AM-02:20PM LAB J.Erickson           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330       

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011