Spring 2018 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 13-May 16
T         02:00PM-04:50PM LAB C.Sichi              ARC MAIN ER 001          11592 
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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 13-May 16
W         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002          13073 
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W         02:00PM-05:05PM 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, taping, and gluing corsages, and the tools and materials for creating them and other body flower designs, are taught and practiced. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
T         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002          11614 
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T         02:00PM-05:05PM LAB L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002            


HORT 298    Work Experience in Horticulture    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to the the field of horticulture with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to 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 the field of horticulture. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in associate degree level or certificate occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce, completion of Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. 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. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
T         11:00AM-11:50AM LAB L.O'Brien            ARC MAIN ER 002          11711 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.O'Brien             TBA TBA                 11711 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: 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 13-May 16
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Codd               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     10368 
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MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Codd               ARC MAIN ER 001          13072 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 13-May 16
T         10:00AM-12:05PM LEC A.Codd               ARC MAIN ER 001          12777 
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Th        10:00AM-01:05PM LAB A.Codd               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 13-May 16
M         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC A.Codd               ARC MAIN ER 002          11069 
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W         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB A.Codd               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325       


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 owners while maintaining the environment. Topics include vine growth, fruit development, irrigation, pruning systems and canopy management, grapes as a wildlife habitat, management of the vineyard floor, pest identification and control, and vineyard laws and ordinances. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
M         04:30PM-06:35PM LEC W.Naylor             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     20795 
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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, with special emphasis on types of propagules and techniques utilized to make more plants. Topics include history of plant propagation, tools and facilities, seed and vegetative propagation, media selection, growing propagules on, and sales of plants produced. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
MW        10:00AM-10:50AM LEC A.Codd               ARC MAIN ER 001          11154 
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MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LAB A.Codd               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       


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 13-May 16
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC C.Sichi              ARC MAIN ER 001          11070 
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MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB C.Sichi              ARC MAIN ER 001            


HORT 326    Landscape Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 322 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: HORT 110, 305, and 306
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 13-May 16
MW        04:00PM-04:50PM LEC C.Sichi               TBA TBA                 12779 
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MW        05:00PM-06:20PM LAB C.Sichi               TBA TBA                   


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. It emphasizes site-plan development, landscape planting and irrigation plans, and the generation of materials lists based on the design created for the site. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC C.Sichi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 391     11435 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB C.Sichi              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. 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, Jan 13-May 16
F         08:30AM-11:35AM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     20104 
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F         11:45AM-02:50PM 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, Jan 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Sichi               TBA TBA                 12892 
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Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 12, 2017