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					HORTICULTURE

               Area:		       Technical	Education                                                               Degree:	         A.S.	-	Horticulture
               Dean:		       Gabriel	Meehan                                                                    	                A.S.	-	Landscape	Design	Technology
               Phone:		      (916)	484-8354                                                                    Certificates:			 Horticulture	
               Counseling:		 (916)	484-8572                                                                    	                Landscape	Design	Technology
                                                                                                               Certificates	of	Completion	offered	by	the	department:
               web.arc.losrios.edu/~hort/
                                                                                                               	                Floristry
                                                                                                               	                Horticulture	Skills
                                                                                                               	                Landscape	Design
                                                                                                               	                Plant	Production
                                                                                                               	                Sustainable	Landscape



               Landscape Design Technology Degree and                                                          Horticulture Degree
               Certificate                                                                                     This degree represents several areas of study in Horticulture:
               This program is a bi-disciplinary study of horticulture                                         arboriculture, floriculture, landscape horticulture and landscape
               resources and design fundamentals. It includes an in-depth                                      design, olericulture, pomology, and viticulture. Horticulture
               study of plant materials, irrigation, landscape design, and site                                is the science, art and skill of plant cultivation and the focus
               planning. Topics such as landscape computer-aided design,                                       of the program is to prepare horticulturists to work and do
               surveying, and construction measurement techniques, are                                         research in the many disciplines the industry has to offer. The
               also covered.                                                                                   degree program concentrates on plant identification, landscape
                                                                                                               design, construction and maintenance, soils and plant nutrition,
               Student Learning Outcomes                                                                       plant production and marketing, irrigation and water conserva-
               Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:                                   tion, integrated pest management, and sustainable horticultural
               •    select plant materials that are used for landscapes.                                       practices. Work experience is required.
               •    solve landscape design problems.
               •    analyze typical landscape design projects using the design process.                        Student Learning Outcomes
               •    communicate landscape design solutions effectively.                                        Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
                                                                                                               •   identify and select plant materials that are used for landscapes
               Career Opportunities                                                                                in the northern California regions.
               Landscape architects and landscape architect technicians are                                    •   analyze a landscape site and create a complete and appropriate
               responsible for the overall design and detailed drawings of a                                       landscape design for that site.
               wide range of projects in outdoor spaces including commer-                                      •   analyze a landscape design and apply the sustainable installa-
               cial and residential developments, parks and recreation areas,                                      tion procedures necessary to implement the design.
               as well as master plans for the management of forested lands.                                   •   assess a landscape and apply the sustainable landscape mainte-
               Employment of landscape architects and landscape architect                                          nance operation techniques required.
               technicians is expected to increase as a result of the increas-                                 •   assess a soil analysis and apply the appropriate steps to provide
               ing emphasis on sustainability land development and design.                                         for plant health and soil sustainability.
                                                                                                               •   apply the plant production options to produce landscape nurs-
               Requirements for Degree and Certificate                                       34 Units              ery stock by sexual and asexual methods.
               HORT	110		    Irrigation	Design .........................................................2      •   diagnose plant pest signs and symptoms.
               HORT	300		    Introduction	to	Horticulture.........................................3            •   formulate a pest management plan using the principles of inte-
               HORT	305		    Plant	Identification-Fall	Selections	(3) ..........................3                  grated pest management and recognizing the requirements for
               or	HORT	306		 Plant	Identification-Spring	Selections	(3)	                                           licensing or certification.
               HORT	320		    Sustainable	Landscape	Construction ...........................3                   •   formulate a marketing plan for a retail nursery and apply the
               HORT	322		    Landscape	and	Irrigation	Graphics	and	Design	............3                            techniques for selling plants and related products.
               HORT	326		    Landscape	Design.......................................................3          •   utilize the sustainable methods of plant growth and produc-
               HORT	329		    Landscape	CAD	Design ...............................................3                 tion for ornamental and edible plant materials.
               DESGN	100		 Introduction	to	Computer	Aided	Drafting	and	Design	                                 •   identify and then apply safe operating procedures and prac-
                             (CADD) ......................................................................3        tices to all horticultural operations.
               DESGN	302		 Technical	Documentation	with	CADD	 .........................3                       •   safely and efficiently operate pesticide application equipment.
               DESGN	300		 Introduction	to	Design	Resources ................................3
               DESGN	350		 Surveying	and	Land	Planning ......................................5                 Career Opportunities
                                                                                                               Horticulturists find careers in landscape horticulture, which
               Associate Degree Requirements: The	Landscape	Design	Associate	in	
                                                                                                               includes the production, marketing and maintenance of land-
               Science	(A.S.)	Degree	may	be	obtained	by	completion	of	the	required	
               program,	plus	general	education	requirements,	plus	sufficient	electives	                        scape plants, as well as the landscape design/build industry,
               to	meet	a	60-unit	total.	See	ARC	graduation	requirements.                                       which includes design, construction, and maintenance of
                                                                                                               outdoor and interior landscapes. Graduates can find careers
                                                                                                               in the nursery industry, which includes plant production and
                                                                                                               retail garden centers, and the landscape construction and
                                                                                                               maintenance industry. Opportunities are with industry, gov-
                                                                                                               ernment, education and research, and self employment.

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Requirements for Degree                                             38-41 Units                 •    utilize the sustainable methods of plant growth and produc-




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HORT	100	     Integrated	Pest	Management	in	the	Landscape	 ...........3                              tion for ornamental and edible plant materials.
HORT	143		    Horticulture	Skills	Development...................................1               •    identify and then apply safe operating procedures and prac-
HORT	298		    Work	Experience	in	Horticulture ............................ 1 - 4                     tices to all horticultural operations.
HORT	300		    Introduction	to	Horticulture.........................................3            •    safely and efficiently operate pesticide application equipment..
HORT	302		    Soils	,	Soil	Management,	and	Plant	Nutrition ...............3
HORT	305		    Plant	Identification-Fall	Selections ...............................3             Career Opportunities
HORT	306		    Plant	Identification-Spring	Selections...........................3                Horticulturists find careers in landscape horticulture, which
HORT	312		    Plant	Propagation.......................................................3         includes the production, marketing and maintenance of land-
HORT	316		    Plant	Production,	Facilities	and	Sales ...........................3               scape plants, as well as the landscape design/build industry,
HORT	320		    Sustainable	Landscape	Construction ...........................3
                                                                                                which includes design, construction, and maintenance of
HORT	322		    Landscape	and	Irrigation	Graphics	and	Design.............3
HORT	324		    Sustainable	Landscape	Maintenance ...........................3                    outdoor and interior landscapes. Graduates can find careers
HORT	329		    Landscape	CAD	Design ...............................................3             in the nursery industry, which includes plant production and
A	minimum	of	3	units	from	the	following: .......................................... 3           retail garden centersCasitas, and the landscape construction
BUS	212		     Marketing	for	Small	Businesses	(1)			                                             and maintenance industry. Opportunities are with industry,
BUS	216		     Essential	Records	for	the	Small	Business	(1)			                                   government, education and research, and self employment.
BUS	218		     Management	Skills	for	the	Small	Business	(1)			
ET	196		      Sensors,	Measurement,	and	Control	(2)			                                          Requirements for Certificate                                             37 Units
HORT	105		    Pest	Control	Licensing	For	Certification	(2)			                                   HORT	100	     Integrated	Pest	Management	in	the	Landscape		 ..........3
HORT	200		    Introduction	to	Retail	Floristry	(2)			                                           HORT	143		    Horticulture	Skills	Development...................................1
HORT	308		    Viticulture-Vineyard	Establishment	(1)			                                         HORT	300		    Introduction	to	Horticulture.........................................3
HORT	309		    Viticulture	-	Sustainable	Vineyard	Management	(1)			                              HORT	302		    Soils	,	Soil	Management,	and	Plant	Nutrition ...............3
HORT	321		    Sustainable	and	Ecolandscape	Practices	(3)			                                     HORT	305		    Plant	Identification-Fall	Selections ...............................3
HORT	326		    Landscape	Design	(3)			                                                           HORT	306		    Plant	Identification-Spring	Selections...........................3
HORT	327		    Advanced	Landscape	Design	(3)			                                                  HORT	312		    Plant	Propagation.......................................................3
HORT	330		    Small	Gas	Engines,	Outdoor	Power	Equipment	(4)			                                 HORT	316		    Plant	Production,	Facilities	and	Sales ...........................3
NATR	330		    Native	trees	and	shrubs	of	California	(4)			                                      HORT	320		    Sustainable	Landscape	Construction ...........................3
NATR	332		    Wildflowers	of	California	(3)	                                                    HORT	322		    Landscape	and	Irrigation	Graphics	and	Design.............3
                                                                                                HORT	324		    Sustainable	Landscape	Maintenance ...........................3
Associate Degree Requirements: The	Horticulture	Associate	in	Science	                           HORT	329		    Landscape	CAD	Design ...............................................3
(A.S.)	Degree	may	be	obtained	by	completion	of	the	required	program,	                           A	minimum	of	3	units	from	the	following: .......................................... 3
plus	general	education	requirements,	plus	sufficient	electives	to	meet	a	                       BUS	212		     Marketing	for	Small	Businesses	(1)			
60-unit	total.	See	ARC	graduation	requirements.                                                 BUS	216		     Essential	Records	for	the	Small	Business	(1)			
                                                                                                BUS	218		     Management	Skills	for	the	Small	Business	(1)			
Horticulture Certificate                                                                        ET	196		      Sensors,	Measurement,	and	Control	(2)			
                                                                                                HORT	105		    Pest	Control	Licensing	For	Certification	(2)			
This certificate represents several areas of study in Horticul-                                 HORT	200		    Introduction	to	Retail	Floristry	(2)			
ture: arboriculture, floriculture, landscape horticulture and                                   HORT	308		    Viticulture-Vineyard	Establishment	(1)			
landscape design, olericulture, pomology, and viticulture.                                      HORT	309		    Viticulture	-	Sustainable	Vineyard	Management	(1)			
Horticulture is the science, art and skill of plant cultivation                                 HORT	321		    Sustainable	and	Ecolandscape	Practices	(3)			
and the focus of the program is to prepare horticultur-                                         HORT	326		    Landscape	Design	(3)			
ists to work and do research in the many disciplines the                                        HORT	327		    Advanced	Landscape	Design	(3)			
industry has to offer. The certificate program concentrates                                     HORT	330		    Small	Gas	Engines,	Outdoor	Power	Equipment	(4)			
on plant identification, landscape design, construction and                                     NATR	330		    Native	trees	and	shrubs	of	California	(4)			
maintenance, soils and plant nutrition, plant production and                                    NATR	332		    Wildflowers	of	California	(3)	
marketing, irrigation and water conservation, integrated pest
management, and sustainable horticultural practices.                                            Floristry Certificate
                                                                                                The Floristry certificate provides well-balanced training in
Student Learning Outcomes
                                                                                                the fundamentals of floral design, the identification of flow-
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:                                   ers and foliage, the care of fresh cut product and the sources
•    identify and select plant materials that are used for landscapes                           of floral materials. Courses cover special event floral design
     in northern California regions.                                                            such as weddings, funerals and holidays, and prepares stu-
•    analyze a landscape site and create a complete landscape de-                               dents to participate in the varied floral enterprises.
     sign for that site.
•    analyze a landscape design and apply the sustainable installa-                             Student Learning Outcomes
     tion procedures necessary to implement the design.                                         Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
•    assess a landscape and apply the sustainable maintenance op-                               •    Identify floral specimens used in commercial floristry by scien-
     eration techniques required.                                                                    tific name and availability
•    asses a soil analysis and apply the appropriate procedures for                             •    Assess and utilize floral materials and design to create a visu-
     plant health and soil sustainability.                                                           ally appealing and salable arrangement
•    apply the plant production options to produce landscape nurs-                              •    Demonstrate methods in the care and merchandising of floral
     ery stock by sexual and asexual methods.                                                        materials
•    diagnose plant pest signs and symptoms.                                                    •    Resource and purchase floral materials
•    formulate a pest management plan using the principles of inte-                             •    Apply the distinctive marketing skills for both the retail and
     grated pest management and recognizing the requirements for                                     mass market in the floral industry
     licensing or certification.
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               Career Opportunities                                                                         •    assess and apply the use of drafting equipment and techniques
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                                                                                                                 as they relate to landscape design and landscape architecture.
               Completion of the certificate provides satisfactory qualifi-                                 •    assess, evaluate, and utilize supportive design techniques such
               cation for employment in retail and mass market floristry                                         as plant materials, space management, energy conservation,
               industries. The program also is a means to upgrade skills of                                      and elevation change and grading.
               those already working in the industry.                                                       •    demonstrate the various formats for design presentations.
                                                                                                            •    create a new landscape design project using the CADD soft-
               Requirements for Certificate                                                 8 Units              ware program.
               HORT	200		  Introduction	to	Retail	Floristry			 ..................................2
               HORT	201		  Floral	Design			 ...........................................................2    Career Opportunities
               HORT	202		  Corsage	and	Wedding	Floral	Design			 .........................2                  Career opportunities exist with design firms and landscape
               HORT	203		  Multi	Occasion,	Sympathy	Design	and	the	Mass	Market			.... 2
                                                                                                            contractors.
               Horticulture Skills Certificate                                                              Requirements for Certificate                                             12 Units
               This certificate provides individuals with a basic horticulture                              HORT	300		  Introduction	to	Horticulture.............................................3
               background and specific experience in landscape installation                                 HORT	322		  Landscape	and	Irrigation	Graphics	and	Design ...................3
               and plant production. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)                                       HORT	326		  	Landscape	Design ........................................................3
               skills can be adapted to the needs of each of these horticul-                                HORT	329		  Landscape	CAD	Design..................................................3
               ture industries.
                                                                                                            Plant Production Certificate
               Student Learning Outcomes
                                                                                                            This certificate provides individuals with a basic horticul-
               Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:                                ture background and specific experience in landscape plant
               •    diagnose plant pest signs and symptoms                                                  production, marketing and sales, facilities, Integrated Pest
               •    formulate a pest management plan using the principles of In-                            Management (IPM) skills, and license or certificates require-
                    tegrated Pest Management (IPM)                                                          ments.
               •    recognize basic botanical structure and functions and how
                    plants relate to the environment                                                        Student Learning Outcomes
               •    demonstrate the hands-on skills used in plant propagation in-                           Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
                    cluding seed and vegetative techniques                                                  •    recognize basic botanical structure and functions and how
               •    assess and implement hands-on skills of construction opera-                                  plants relate to the environment
                    tions, such as using wood, pavers, irrigation components, and                           •    propagate plants, including seed and vegetative techniques
                    sustainable soil preparation and grading                                                •    diagnose plant pest signs and symptoms
               •    recognize and comply with the state water regulations that af-                          •    apply the basic practices involved in commercial nursery op-
                    fect landscaping                                                                             erations
               •    identify the external and internal parts of 2-cycle and 4-cycle                         •    identify the different display techniques and advertising prac-
                    small engines                                                                                tices used in the nursery industry
               •    disassemble, inspect, repair, and assemble a single cylinder                            •    recognize the basic principles of pest control and the require-
                    2-cycle and 4-cycle engine                                                                   ments for licensing and/or certification
               Career Opportunities                                                                         Career Opportunities
               This certificate helps individuals, new to or already in the                                 Career opportunities exist with plant researchers, wholesale
               field, market themselves to both landscape and plant produc-                                 nurseries, and retail nurseries.
               tion horticulture fields.
                                                                                                            Requirements for Certificate                                                11 Units
               Requirements for Certificate                                           17 Units
                                                                                                            HORT	105		  Pest	Control	Licensing	For	Certification .............................2
               HORT	100	   Integrated	Pest	Management	in	the	Landscape		 ..........3                        HORT	300		  Introduction	to	Horticulture.............................................3
               HORT	143	   Horticulture	Skills	Development...................................1              HORT	310		  	Nursery	Practices ..........................................................3
               HORT	300	   Introduction	to	Horticulture.........................................3           HORT	316		  Plant	Production,	Facilities	and	Sales ................................3
               HORT	312		  Plant	Propagation.......................................................3
               HORT	320		  Sustainable	Landscape	Construction ...........................3
               HORT	330		  Small	Gas	Engines,	Outdoor	Power	Equipment.............4                         Sustainable Landscape Certificate
                                                                                                            This certificate provides individuals with a basic horticulture
               Landscape Design Certificate                                                                 background and specific experience in sustainable landscape
               This certificate provides individuals with a basic horticulture                              installation and maintenance, including the use of
               background and a broad experience in landscape design,                                       eco-Landscape principles and practices.
               including landscape CADD.                                                                    Student Learning Outcomes
               Student Learning Outcomes                                                                    Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
                                                                                                            •    recognize basic botanical structure and functions and how
               Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
                                                                                                                 plants relate to the environment
               •    recognize basic botanical structure and functions and how
                                                                                                            •    assess and implement hands-on skills of construction opera-
                    plants relate to the environment.
                                                                                                                 tions, such as using wood, pavers, irrigation components, and
               •    develop construction drawings using the components included
                                                                                                                 sustainable soil preparation and grading
                    in a set of landscape plans.


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•   recognize and comply with the state water regulations that af-                         HORT 143 Horticulture Skills Development                          1 Unit




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    fect landscaping                                                                       Corequisite: Completion or current enrollment in a college level horticul-
•   assess and implement the hands-on skills of sustainable land-                          ture class.
    scape management and their techniques                                                  Hours: 54 hours LAB
•   utilize irrigation water auditing techniques and select equip-                         This course offers the opportunity to develop technical, creative, and
    ment to correctly irrigate, schedule, and conserve water in the                        business skills learned in other horticulture classes. Participation in
    landscape                                                                              assigned, supervised projects to expand and enhance knowledge of
•   compare and contrast conventional and sustainable landscape                            horticulture practices is included. This course may be taken up to
    methods                                                                                four times for credit when participating in different projects. Field
•   evaluate existing landscapes to enable maintenance with eco-                           trips may be required.
    logically sustainable practices                                                        HORT 200 Introduction to Retail Floristry                       2 Units
•   evaluate sustainable products and methods for use in the land-                         Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
    scape                                                                                  This course presents fundamentals of design techniques and skills
                                                                                           practiced in the floral industry. Topics include design mechanics,
Career Opportunities
                                                                                           guides to design, identification of flower and foliage shapes and their
Career opportunities exist with landscape construction and                                 use, cut flower care, corsage practice, and containers and designers’
maintenance firms, municipalities and the state.                                           aids. Field trips may be required. This course may be taken two
                                                                                           times using different seasonal product.
Requirements for Certificate                                            14 Units
HORT	300		  Introduction	to	Horticulture.............................................3     HORT 201 Floral Design                                          2 Units
HORT	308		  Viticulture-Vineyard	Establishment ...................................1        Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
HORT	309		  Viticulture	-	Sustainable	Vineyard	Management..................1               This course builds on the theory, techniques and skills developed in
HORT	320		  Sustainable	Landscape	Construction ................................3           HORT 200. Identification of wholesale sources, origin of product,
HORT	321		  Sustainable	and	Ecolandscape	Practices............................3            and seasonal price fluctuations in the industry and market are dis-
HORT	324		  Sustainable	Landscape	Maintenance................................3             cussed. The emphasis of the course is on design techniques. Field
                                                                                           trips may be required. This course may be taken two times using
                                                                                           different seasonal product.

                                                                                           HORT 202 Corsage and Wedding Floral Design 2 Units
                                                                                           Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
                                                                                           This course presents the history and uses of wedding and body flower
                                                                                           designs. The principles, methods, and practices used to create wed-
HORT 100 Integrated Pest Management in the                                                 ding bouquets and arrangements are explored and practiced. The
         Landscape                         3 Units                                         techniques for wiring corsages, tools and materials for creating them,
Corequisite: HORT 300                                                                      and other body flower designs are taught and experienced. Field trips
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB                                                          may be required. This course may be taken two times using different
This course is a study of local plant pests including weeds, diseases,                     seasonal product.
invertebrates, and vertebrates. It includes recognition of symptoms
and causes, life cycle of the pests, host and habitat relationships, and                   HORT 203 Multi Occasion, Sympathy Design and the
methods of control. Field trips may be required.                                                    Mass Market                       2 Units
                                                                                           Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
HORT 105 Pest Control Licensing For Certification                                          This course presents the theory of sympathy, tribute, party and
                                               2 Units                                     multi-occasion floral design. Design applications for standing, flat
Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of “C” or better.                                      sprays, set work, large multi-occasion arrangements and casket covers
Hours: 36 hours LEC                                                                        are included, as well as their delivery and set up. The mass market
This course covers the laws and regulations for operators, applicators,                    place in floral design is explored. Field trips may be required. This
and advisors including the study of weeds, diseases and insects and                        course may be taken two times using different seasonal product.
accepted standards for control.
                                                                                           HORT 204 Sympathy Tributes                                        1 Unit
HORT 110 Irrigation Design                                                 2 Units         Hours: 18 hours LEC
Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of “C” or better.                                      This course emphasizes principles and elements of sympathy tributes
Hours: 36 hours LEC                                                                        in the funeral business. It also includes the practical application of
This course is a study of water hydraulics, irrigation equipment in-                       sympathy design. It covers trends, care and handling, customs, eti-
clusive of heads, pipes, pumps, clocks, and valves. Irrigation design,                     quette, and display of sympathy tributes.
which includes preparing plans, dealing with measurement, head
layout, pipe sizing and specifications, is covered.                                        HORT 205 Oriental Floral Design                                  .5 Unit
                                                                                           Hours: 9 hours LEC
HORT 140 Advanced Student Projects                                         2 Units         This course provides an introduction and overview of oriental floral
Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of “C” or better.                                      arranging. The art, principles, and skills of Asian floral design are ex-
Hours: 108 hours LAB                                                                       plored. This course has a class material fee. This course can be taken
This course provides the student with an opportunity to pursue                             four times for credit as different oriental schools are covered.
advanced projects which are selected by the department. This course
may be taken twice for credit.




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               HORT 206 Floral Arranging for Bereavement                        .5 Unit      HORT 305 Plant Identification-Fall Selections                  3 Units
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               Hours: 9 hours LEC                                                            Corequisite: HORT 300
               This course provides an introduction and overview of floral arrange-          Course Transferable to UC/CSU
               ments used in burial rituals. It also covers significant trends in the        Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
               use of sympathy flowers and how they have evolved over time. A                This course is a study of the identification, growth habits, culturally
               material fee is required for this course. This course may be taken            sustainable methods, and uses of ornamental woody and herbaceous
               four times for credit emphasizing flowers available in each of the four       plants in the California landscape. Emphasis is on those plants best
               seasons.                                                                      observed in the fall and winter seasons and includes both native and
                                                                                             non-native species as well as some plants with an edible use compo-
               HORT 207 Floral Designs For Special Events                       .5 Unit      nent. Field trips may be required.
               Hours: 9 hours LEC
               This course provides an introduction and overview of floral arrang-           HORT 306 Plant Identification-Spring Selections
               ing for special events. The art, principles, and skills of floral designs                                                   3 Units
               for weddings, corporate events, high school events and special occa-          Corequisite: HORT 300
               sion designs are explored. This course has a class materials fee. This        Course Transferable to UC/CSU
               course can be taken four times for credit as different types of events        Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
               are covered.                                                                  This course is the study of the identification, growth habits, cultur-
                                                                                             ally sustainable methods, and uses of ornamental woody and her-
               HORT 298 Work Experience in Horticulture                      1-4 Units       baceous plants in the California landscape. Emphasis is on those
               Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of “C”                 plants best observed in the spring and summer seasons and includes
               or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of “C” or better;            both native and non-native species as well as some plants with an
               OR placement through assessment process.                                      edible use component. Field trips may be required.
               General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
               Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or non-paid intern-         HORT 308 Viticulture-Vineyard Establishment                     1 Unit
               ship, volunteer position, or job related to Horticulture. Students must       Course Transferable to CSU
               consult with the Horticulture Department faculty to review specific cer-      Hours: 18 hours LEC
               tificate and degree work experience requirements.                             This course is an introduction to grape crops for Sacramento and
               Hours: 60-300 hours LAB                                                       Placer counties. It covers the history and principles of the grape
               This course provides students with opportunities to develop market-           growing industry in California. Topics include site preparation, vine
               able skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the           and rootstock selection, trellis and irrigation system selection, instal-
               field of horticulture. It is designed for students interested in work         lation procedures, and vine training. Field trips may be required.
               experience and/or internships in associate degree level occupational
               programs. Course content includes understanding the application               HORT 309 Viticulture - Sustainable Vineyard
               of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which                      Management                                             1 Unit
               document the student’s progress and hours spent at the work site;             Course Transferable to CSU
               and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level           Hours: 18 hours LEC
               learning objectives are established by the student and the employer.          This course covers sustainable management of vineyards, large and
               During the semester, the student is required to attend a weekly orien-        small, to serve the needs of the owner while maintaining the envi-
               tation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of           ronment. Topics include vine growth, fruit development, irrigation,
               unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours             nutrition, pruning systems and canopy management, grapes as a
               of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The          wildlife habitat, management of the vineyard floor, pest identification
               weekly orientation is required for first time participants; returning         and control, harvest considerations, use of the fruit, and vineyard
               participants are not required to attend the orientation weekly but are        laws and ordinances. Field trips may be required.
               required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all pro-
               gram forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a                HORT 310 Nursery Practices                                     3 Units
               total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.         Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of “C” or better.
                                                                                             Advisory: HORT 100, 302, 305, and 306.
               HORT 300 Introduction to Horticulture                           3 Units       Course Transferable to CSU
               General Education: AA/AS Area IV                                              Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
               Course Transferable to CSU                                                    This course is an overview of the practices involved in commercial
               Hours: 54 hours LEC                                                           nursery operations. Topics include selling techniques, displays and
               This course is a survey of principles and practices of horticulture           advertising, and customer assistance with basic garden practices.
               designed to improve the knowledge of the home gardener as well
               as those seeking a career in horticulture. Topics include basic plant         HORT 312 Plant Propagation                                     3 Units
               structure and function, general knowledge of plant usage, landscape           Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of “C” or better.
               planning and maintenance.                                                     Course Transferable to CSU
                                                                                             Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
               HORT 302 Soils , Soil Management, and Plant                                   This course is a study of the fundamental principles involved in
                        Nutrition                                              3 Units       propagating plants including identification of facilities, equipment
               Corequisite: HORT 300                                                         and techniques utilized in plant production. Topics include seed and
               Course Transferable to CSU                                                    vegetative propagation, media selection and structures.
               Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
               This course is a study of the nature and properties of soils and their
               relationship to plant needs. Topics include soil origins and impor-
               tance, soil and water conservation, life in the soil, and soil fertility.
               Soil components, structure, and methods to sustain healthy soils and
               the populations of organisms within and on it are analyzed.



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HORT 314 Greenhouse Operations                                 3 Units           HORT 326 Landscape Design                                        3 Units




                                                                                                                                                             HORTICULTURE
Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of “C” or better.                            Prerequisite: HORT 322 with a grade of “C” or better.
Advisory: HORT 100, 302, 305, and 306.                                           Course Transferable to CSU
Course Transferable to CSU                                                       Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB                                                This course is a study of the basic principles and elements of land-
This course is a study of the problems and practices in the manage-              scape design related to the problem solving process, design theory
ment of greenhouses, including the production of specific greenhouse             and composition, functional and design uses of landscape materials,
crops.                                                                           and client and maintenance criteria.

HORT 320 Sustainable Landscape Construction                                      HORT 327 Advanced Landscape Design                               3 Units
                                                               3 Units           Prerequisite: HORT 322 with a grade of “C” or better
Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of “C” or better                             Course Transferable to CSU
Course Transferable to CSU                                                       Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB                                                This course is the study of the advanced and in-depth principles of
This course covers the theory and skills needed in the landscape con-            custom residential landscape design related to proposal writing, site
struction industry. Landscape operations include carpentry, masonry,             analysis, design development and construction document prepara-
concrete pavers, water-conserving irrigation, watershed preservation             tion. Further exploration of design composition is studied as well
and drainage, low-voltage lighting, sustainable soil preparation and             as the development of spaces and the use of materials based upon a
drainage, plant materials/turf, plan reading, and estimating and bid-            client’s program desires.
ding in the landscape trades. Field trips may be required.
                                                                                 HORT 328 Turf Grass Management                                   3 Units
HORT 321 Sustainable and Ecolandscape Practices                                  Prerequisite: Horticulture 300 with a grade of “C” or better.
                                            3 Units                              Course Transferable to CSU
Course Transferable to CSU                                                       Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
Hours: 54 hours LEC                                                              This course is a study of the maintenance and management of
This course covers the application of ecologically sustainable de-               turfgrass areas including golf greens, athletic fields, parks, as well as
sign, construction, and maintenance practices for urban landscapes.              residential lawns.
Topics present a holistic approach to landscaping including, but
not limited to, water conservation, green waste reduction, reduced               HORT 329 Landscape CAD Design                                    3 Units
chemical and inorganic fertilizer use, and the enhancement of natural            Prerequisite: HORT 322 with a grade of “C” or better
ecosystems. Field trips may be required.                                         Advisory: DESGN 100
                                                                                 Course Transferable to CSU
HORT 322 Landscape and Irrigation Graphics and                                   Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
                                                                                 This course is an introduction to computer assisted landscape de-
         Design                              3 Units
                                                                                 sign and drafting utilizing Computer Aided Drafting and Design
Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of “C” or better
                                                                                 (CADD) software to produce professional quality landscape designs
Course Transferable to CSU
                                                                                 for residential and commercial sites. Design emphasis includes site
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
                                                                                 plan development and landscape planting and landscape irrigation
This course is the study of technical drafting skills and freehand
                                                                                 plans, with the generation of materials lists based on the design cre-
graphics, including line quality, lettering, and organization of the de-
                                                                                 ated for the site.
sign space as it relates to landscape and irrigation design. It includes
‘hand drafting techniques’, plant database software, introduction to             HORT 330 Small Gas Engines, Outdoor Power
CADD for landscape, and the use of a variety of graphics skills and
media. Irrigation design for landscapes studies water hydraulics,                         Equipment                                               4 Units
irrigation equipment, including irrigation heads, pipes, pumps,                  Same As: AT 301
controllers and valves, and water conservation. The course includes              Course Transferable to CSU
preparing landscape and irrigation plans, plan presentation, and                 Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
reprographics.                                                                   This course covers the basic operational theory, servicing, adjusting,
                                                                                 and maintenance of 2-cycle and 4-cycle small gas engines as they
HORT 324 Sustainable Landscape Maintenance                                       pertain to the automotive and horticulture industries. AT 301 and/or
                                                                                 HORT 330 may be taken two times for credit for a maximum of 8
                                                               3 Units
                                                                                 units, using different equipment.
Prerequisite: HORT 300 with a grade of “C” or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is a study of sustainable landscape maintenance and
management of exterior and interior residential and commercial
landscapes, parks, highways, and public buildings. Topics include
planting and transplanting, pruning, water conservation and use,
sustainable plant nutrition and soils management, integrated pest
management, and the safe operation and maintenance of power
equipment for the trade. Field trips may be required.




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