Spring 2015 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 17-May 20
M         10:00AM-01:30PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         14707 
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TBA       12:00AM-12:00AM LEC TBA                  Elk Grove EGACE          21144 Textbook
High School Articulation with Elk Grove Unified School District, Elk Grove Adult & Community Education.


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 17-May 20
TBA       12:00AM-12:00AM LAB TBA                  Elk Grove EGACE          21145 
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High School Articulation with Elk Grove Unified School District, Elk Grove Adult & Community Education.


HORT 302    Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition    3 Units

Same As: PLTS 310
Prerequisite: HORT 300 or PLTS 300 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a basic knowledge of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils. The course includes factors of: fundamental soil properties, soil and plant relationships, principles of soil formation, fertilizers and soil management, salinity, pH, erosion management, and non-agricultural uses. Field trips may be required. This course is the same as PLTS 310, and only one may be taken for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
T         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         15925 
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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 16.80 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 February 28, March 28 and April 25. 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 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Online          19676 
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M         06:00PM-09:30PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111           
Hybrid class Enrolled students and students on the Wait List must e-mail instructor David Andrews by January 17, 2015 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 307    Plant Identification - Sustainable and CA Native Selections    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 is the identification and study of the growth habits, cultural practices, and ornamental uses of California native plants, as well as plant material appropriate for sustainable landscaping. Plants emphasized will come from the current California Native Plant Society (CNPS), California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC), and California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) plant lists.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Online          19678 
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W         06:00PM-08:35PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111           
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Andrews             TBA TBA                   
Hybrid class Enrolled students and students on the Wait List must e-mail instructor David Andrews by January 17, 2015 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.
Students must attend 11.20 hours of Saturday lab activities scheduled around hands-on practical application. Two meetings tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on March 14 and May 9. 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 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Online          19680 
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T         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Greenhouse        
Hybrid class Enrolled students and students on the Wait List must e-mail instructor David Andrews by January 17, 2015 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 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: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          15469 
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Online Class. Required attendance at an on campus orientation: Saturday, January 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in WIN 106. 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) Los Rios Gmail email account.
 

W         12:30PM-01:20PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         15402 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14859 Textbook
Online Class. Required attendance at an on campus orientation: Thursday, January 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in WIN 106. 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) Los Rios Gmail email account.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14860 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 23rd, 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in WIN 106
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          15491 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Saturday, January 24th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in WIN 106
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 19-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14858 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Thursday, February 19th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in WIN 106
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 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 4, 2015