Fall 2012 Class Schedule (CRC)



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HORT 300    Introduction to Horticulture    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Introduction to Horticulture is a general, entry level course into environmental horticulture with an emphasis on basic plant science, plant use and care, and the landscape and nursery industries. Topics include basic botany, cultural practices, propagation, structures and layout, pest management, planting, container gardening, plant identification, turfgrass installation and care, and a survey of career opportunities.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Online          15012 
Textbook
Online class.
Enrolled students must e-mail Professor David Andrews by August 25, 2012 at andrewd@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account



HORT 301    Introduction to Horticulture Laboratory    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: HORT 300
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 27 hours LAB
Description: Horticulture 301 is a companion course to Horticulture 300. This laboratory course provides students of Hort 300 with the opportunity to apply horticulture concepts and practices discussed in the Hort 300 course through hands-on activities. Field trips may be required. This is a required course for Horticulture majors, but optional for non-majors. This course should be taken concurrently with Hort 300.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
W         03:00PM-04:20PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19271 
Textbook


HORT 305    Plant Identification-Fall Selections    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: HORT 300
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the identification and study of the growth habits, cultural practices, and ornamental uses of landscape and indoor plants adapted to climates of California. Plants emphasized will come from the current California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC) and California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) certification exams plant lists. The focus will be on those plants best observed and studied during California‚s fall and/or winter seasons.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         14767 
Textbook
W         08:00PM-09:50PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Greenhouse        
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Greenhouse        
Students must attend 16.50 hours of Saturday lab activities scheduled around the hands-on practical application of plant identification, selection, and use. Three meetings are Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:25 p.m. on September 8, October 6 and November 10 and includes a 30-minute lunch period. Attendance will be taken. Information will be available at the first class meeting.



HORT 310    Nursery Practices    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: HORT 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Horticulture 310 is a study and application of the principles, practices, and management of both wholesale and retail nurseries including marketing, propagation and cultural practices of herbaceous and woody plants, and business management practices required in establishing and operating a nursery.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
Th        06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19274 
Textbook
Th        08:00PM-09:50PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Greenhouse        
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Greenhouse        
Students must attend 16.50 hours of Saturday lab activities scheduled around the hands-on practical application of plant identification, selection, and use. Three meetings are Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:25 p.m. on September 15, October 20 and December 1and includes a 30-minute lunch period. Attendance will be taken. Information will be available at the first class meeting.



HORT 320    Sustainable Landscape Construction    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: HORT 300
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the fundamentals of landscape construction, including soil preparation, paving and construction materials, hand and power tool use, turf and plant installation, plan reading, estimating, and bid preparation. It will emphasize approved traditional industry construction methods, as well as sustainable alternative and techniques. Local codes and state requirements will also be covered. This course is an initial step in preparation for the California State C-27 Landscape Contractor License exam.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
T         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19284 
Textbook
T         08:00PM-09:50PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Greenhouse        
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Greenhouse        
Students must attend 16.50 hours of Saturday lab activities scheduled around the hands-on practical application of plant identification, selection, and use. Three meetings are Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:25 p.m. on September 15, October 20 and December 1 and include a 30-minute lunch period. Attendance will be taken. Information will be available at the first class meeting.



HORT 498    Work Experience in Horticulture    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include 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. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill an 18 hour 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 course may be taken again when there is new or expanded learning on the job for a maximum of 16 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
T         12:30PM-01:20PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN BS 163          13914 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      13914 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      14786 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Saturday, September 1, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. T-115
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

W         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN BS 160          14395 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      14395 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          13915 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 31, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-115
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          13917 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 31, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-115
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 22-Dec 20
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      13916 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Saturday, September 22, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. T-115
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account



Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: January 22, 2013