Spring 2014 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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          12599 
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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, Jan 18-May 21
W         01:30PM-02:20PM LEC L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002          11655 
Textbook
W         02:30PM-05:35PM 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, Jan 18-May 21
T         01:30PM-02:20PM LEC B.Foster             ARC MAIN ER 002          13131 
Textbook
T         02:30PM-05:35PM LAB B.Foster             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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
W         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC T.Ursini             ARC MAIN ER 002          12631 
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W         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB T.Ursini             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 18-May 21
W         04:30PM-05:20PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          12813 
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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, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     10468 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     10469 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 18-May 21
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          18734 
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TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM 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 18-May 21
F         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          11542 
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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: Other Term, Feb 28-Apr 11
F         03:00PM-05:05PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 001          12429 
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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 18-May 21
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 002          11671 
Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB D.Flower             ARC MAIN ER 002            


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 18-May 21
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN ER 001          11543 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM 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 18-May 21
TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 311     18746 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM 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 18-May 21
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC P.MacGowan           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     12267 
Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM 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. (C-ID AG - MA 120L)

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 18-Feb 26
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     13371 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: September 22, 2014