Spring 2018 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 UC/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 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Online          14213 
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Online class. Online Orientation.
Enrolled students and students on Wait List must e-mail instructor David Andrews by January 13, 2018 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 13-May 16
T         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         15123 
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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. 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 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 13-May 16
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19879 
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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 16.80 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.; dates TBA. 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 313    Sustainable Agriculture    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a comprehensive study of sustainable agriculture that addresses many environmental and social concerns while providing innovative and economically viable techniques for growers. It integrates the theoretical aspects of sustainable agriculture, principles and practices with field-based laboratory and participatory learning of sustainable agriculture practices. This course may include field trips.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
M         11:00AM-01:10PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19883 
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W         11:00AM-02:05PM LAB D.Andrews            CRC MAIN Greenhouse        


HORT 353    Sustainable Water Management    3 Units

Prerequisite: HORT 350 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: HORT 300
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course prepares students to maintain and manage water efficient landscape irrigation systems utilizing the latest irrigation technology including water efficient application equipment, traditional and smart controllers, and environmental sensors. Topics include the review of the current California State Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance, inspection and performance assessment of irrigation systems, determining sprinkler precipitation and consumption rates, calculating water budgets, assessing soil/water relationships of the landscape, installing smart controllers and environmental sensors, controller programming, developing water schedules, and irrigation system management for efficient water use. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
Th        06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Andrews            CRC MAIN NTB 111         19881 
Textbook
Th        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.; dates TBA. 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. Students will receive QWEL (Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper) certification by passing the final exam with a score of 75% or better.


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 13-May 16
W         12:30PM-01:20PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         14775 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14775 Textbook
Hybrid class- Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Students have both classroom meetings and online activities. Class login at http://elearning.losrios.edu. Login to https://apps.losrios.edu to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this class.
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14830 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Monday, January 22nd, 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM in WIN 106 on the CRC Main Campus. Class login at http://elearning.losrios.edu. Login to https://apps.losrios.edu to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this class.
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14341 Textbook
Online Class. Required attendance at the face-to-face orientation: Wednesday, January 17th from 4:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m. in WIN 106 on the CRC Main Campus. Class login at http://elearning.losrios.edu/. Login to https:/apps.losrios.edu/ to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this class.
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14342 Textbook
Online class. Class login at http://elearning.losrios.edu/. Login to https:/apps.losrios.edu/ to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this class.

Enrollment Notice: This course is designated for students who have already successfully completed a Work Experience course with a C or better in a previous semester at CRC. This online course requires a face-to-face orientation on Friday, January 19th from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in WIN 106 on the CRC Main Campus.
 

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 15-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14340 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Thursday, February 15th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in WIN 106 on the CRC Main Campus. Class login at http://elearning.losrios.edu/.
Login to https:/apps.losrios.edu/ to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this class.
 

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14852 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at the face-to-face orientation: Wednesday, March 14th, 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM in WIN 106 on the CRC Main Campus. Class login at http://elearning.losrios.edu/. Login to https:/apps.losrios.edu/ to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this class.
 

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: November 16, 2017