Spring 2012 Class Schedule (ARC)



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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, Jan 14-May 16
W         01:30PM-02:50PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          20157 
Textbook
W         02:50PM-04:30PM LAB D.Flower              TBA TBA                 20157 Textbook
Class also meets in classroom ER002 (3:00pm-4:35pm)


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 14-May 16
F         01:30PM-02:20PM LEC L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002          12117 
Textbook
F         02:30PM-05:35PM 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, Jan 14-May 16
F         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC T.Ursini             ARC MAIN ER 002          20222 
Textbook
F         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB T.Ursini             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 14-May 16
Th        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC B.Foster             ARC MAIN ER 002          12469 
Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB B.Foster             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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     10568 
Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     10569 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          12654 
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 14-May 16
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          11990 
Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001            


HORT 309    Viticulture - Sustainable Vineyard Management    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course covers sustainable management of vineyards, large and small, to serve the needs of the owner while maintaining the environment. Topics include vine growth, fruit development, irrigation, nutrition, pruning systems and canopy management, grapes as a wildlife habitat, management of the vineyard floor, pest identification and control, harvest considerations, use of the fruit, and vineyard laws and ordinances. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 14-Mar 12
M         12:00PM-02:05PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          19370 
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 14-May 16
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          12145 
Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001            


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 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          11991 
Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001            


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 14-May 16
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     12119 
Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB P.MacGowan           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 14-May 16
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     13105 
Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391       

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012