Spring 2017 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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Online          14102 
Textbook
Online class. Online Orientation.
Enrolled students and students on Wait List MUST CHECK IN by January 16. E-mail instructor David Andrews 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 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 14-May 17
T         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         15074 
Textbook
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 11, March 11 and May 6. Saturday lab dates will be finalized at the first class meeting. Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each class and laboratory session. 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 14-May 17
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19552 
Textbook
W         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 332. 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 25, March 25 and April 29. Saturday lab dates will be finalized at the first class meeting. Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each class and laboratory session. Information will be available at the first class meeting.


HORT 350    Landscape Irrigation    3 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: HORT 340
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course prepares students to design, install and maintain a water efficient landscape irrigation system. Topics include water supply, basic hydraulics, component identification and terminology, system layout, pipe sizing, water application head types, valves, and controllers. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19568 
Textbook
M         08:15PM-10:20PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111           
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111           
Students must attend 22.20 hours of Saturday lab activities scheduled around hands-on practical application. Three meetings tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. on January 28, April 1, and April 22. Saturday lab dates will be finalized at the first class meeting. Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each class and laboratory session. Information will be available at the first class meeting.


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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14751 
Textbook
Online Class. Required attendance at an on campus orientation: Monday, January 23rd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in 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) Los Rios Gmail email account.  

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 14236 Textbook
Online Class. Required attendance at an on campus orientation: Thursday, January 19th from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 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) Los Rios Gmail email account.  

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 14237 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 20th, 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in 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, Feb 16-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14235 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Thursday, February 16th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in 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, Mar 15-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14773 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Wednesday, March 15th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in 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  

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 24, 2017