Fall 2016 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 20-Dec 15
M         10:00AM-01:20PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         14770 
Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:20PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19562 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. (C-ID AG - EH 112L)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19564 
Textbook
W         08:00PM-10:05PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111           
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Andrews             TBA TBA                   
Students must attend 16.80 hours of Saturday lab activities scheduled around hands-on practical application. Three meetings tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on October 1, November 5, and December 10. Final Saturday lab dates will be finalized at the first class meeting. Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each lab. Information will be available at the first class meeting.


HORT 344    Sustainable Landscape Design    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to provide the student with increased knowledge and understanding in the area of Sustainable Landscape Design. This course will examine the fundamental principles of sustainability, and how the principles can be utilized to guide the designer in the development of ornamental landscapes. An emphasis will be placed on the relationships between environmental conditions, soils, water, plant materials, and construction materials and how these relationships guide the landscape development process. Additional topics will include construction material selection, plant material selection, soil preparation, sustainable landscape maintenance, and pest management for sustainable landscapes.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 12
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Online          19568 
Textbook
Online class and Online Orientation. Enrolled students and students on Wait List must e-mail instructor David Andrews by August 19, 2016 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 495    Independent Studies in Horticulture    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 162 hours LAB
Description: An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Andrews             TBA TBA                 20432 
Textbook
3 unit (162 lab hours).


HORT 498    Work Experience in Horticulture    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Horticulture.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree 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 participate in 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. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 13-Dec 09
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14083 
Textbook
Required attendance at the on campus orientation: Thursday, October 13th from 6:30 PM -8:45 PM in WIN-103. Login to the eLearning web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/. Login to https://apps.losrios.edu/ to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this Work Experience class. 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: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         07:00PM-08:50PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         14455 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14084 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Thursday, August 25th, 11:10 a.m.-1:25 p.m. WIN-106
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/ Login to https://apps.losrios.edu to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this Work Experience class.
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          14086 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 26th, 9:00 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. WIN-106
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/ Login to https://apps.losrios.edu to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this Work Experience class.
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          14680 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Monday, August 29th, 6:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m. WIN-106
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/ Login to https://apps.losrios.edu to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this Work Experience class.
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 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14085 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Tuesday, September 20th, 6:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m. WIN-104
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/ Login to https://apps.losrios.edu to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this Work Experience class.
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 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: November 15, 2016