Spring 2013 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, Jan 19-May 22
M         10:00AM-01:20PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         13888 
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This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


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, Jan 19-May 22
T         10:00AM-11:20AM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         15249 
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This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


HORT 303    Integrated Pest Management    3 Units

Same As: PLTS 332
Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a study of local plant pests including weeds, diseases, invertebrates, and vertebrates. It includes recognition of symptoms and causes, life cycle of the pests, host and habitat relationships, and the integrated pest management strategies and best management practices to achieve control. Field trips may be required. This course is the same as PLTS 332, and only one may be taken for credit. See "Cross-Listed Courses" in the catalog.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
T         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19307 
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T         08:00PM-10:05PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111           
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 integrated pest management. Three meetings tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:25 p.m. on February 23, April 20, and May 11, and includes a 30-minute lunch period. 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 312    Plant Propagation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: HORT 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Plant Propagation is a study and practice of the sexual and asexual reproduction of landscape plant species. The emphasis of Horticulture 312 will be on the preparation and use of propagating and planting mediums, planting, transplanting, fertilizing, propagation facility pest and disease control, propagation structure utilization and site layout. Additional topics include the maintenance of common tools and equipment, and the laws and regulations pertaining to plant propagation and nursery production.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19302 
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W         08:00PM-10:05PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111           
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 propagation. Three meetings tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:25 p.m. on February 16, April 6, and May 4, and includes a 30-minute lunch period. 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 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, Jan 19-May 22
W         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19304 
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W         11:00AM-02:05PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Greenhouse        


HORT 340    Landscape and Irrigation Graphics and Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: HORT 300, 305, 306, or 307
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Landscape graphics is the study of technical drafting skills and freehand graphics including line quality, lettering and organization as it relates to landscape design. The use of a variety of graphic skills and media will be developed along with an introduction to basic landscape design theory and practice. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
M         06:00PM-09:20PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19306 
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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, Jan 19-May 22
T         12:30PM-01:20PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN BS 163          14820 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 14820 Textbook
 

W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN P 132           14730 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 14730 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14050 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Friday, January 25, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
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          14051 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Saturday, January 26, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. T-113A
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          14843 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Saturday, January 26, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. T-113A
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, Feb 09-May 22
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14049 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Saturday, February 9, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. T-113A
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

Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: June 20, 2013