Spring 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, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Online          14000 
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Online class. Online Orientation.
Enrolled students and students on Wait List must e-mail instructor David Andrews by January 16, 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
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. (C-ID AG - PS 128L)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         15057 
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T         08:00PM-10:05PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111           
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Greenhouse        
This course is the same as PLTS 310. 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 6, March 12 and April 30. 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 306    Plant Identification-Spring 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 spring and/or summer seasons. (C-ID AG - EH 108L)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111           
W         08:00PM-10:05PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         20131 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Greenhouse      20131 Textbook
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 20, April 16 and May 7. 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 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 16-May 18
M         02:00PM-05:30PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         20132 
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HORT 351    Drip and Subsurface Irrigation    2 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 350 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: HORT 340
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course prepares students to design, install and maintain surface and subsurface drip irrigation systems. Topics include component identification and terminology, system layout, pipe sizing, water application equipment. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
M         06:00PM-07:35PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         20133 
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M         07:45PM-09:20PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111           


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 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 14637 
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Students enrolled in this class are only required to meet on the following dates from 12:15pm to 1:55pm: 1/20/2016, 2/3/2016, 2/17/2016, 3/2/2016, 3/30/2016, 4/13/2016, 4/27/2016 and 5/11/2016 in room WIN 106. For more information email Professor Amy Avalos at avalosa@crc.losrios.edu.  

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14696 Textbook
Online Class. Required attendance at an on campus orientation: Thursday, January 21st from 12:00 p.m. to 2:15 a.m. in WIN 102. 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          14145 Textbook
Online Class. Required attendance at an on campus orientation: Friday, January 22nd 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.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14146 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Monday, January 25th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 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.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 18-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14144 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Thursday, February 18th, 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

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14718 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Wednesday, March 16th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 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 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: July 5, 2016