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HORT 10 ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE & THE URBAN LANDSCAPE5 Units
Environmental horticulture encompasses the planning, design, construction, and management of the urban landscape. Relevant topics include ecosystem restoration and management, landscape ecology, sustainable landscape management, sustainable use of natural resources, urban horticulture, and urban landscape design. This course is required for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.This course is approved for IGETC AREA 5 (Biological Science) and for CSU GE AREA B-2 (Life Science).
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 15 ORIENTATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE4 Units
Formerly: HORT 50A
Survey of the many facets and component sciences of environmental horticulture. Exploration of the multitude of career options available in the green industry. An introduction to the vocabulary of the environmental sciences including the terminology used in the identification of plants. Foundations of plant science such as plant structure, plant growth, and the environmental needs of plants. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in HORT 50A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 21 PLANT MATERIALS I3 Units
Formerly: HORT 51A
Identification, taxonomy, habits of growth, cultural and environmental requirements of woody plants grown in California. Emphasis on the use and maintenance of evergreen broadleaf trees in the landscape. Plants are observed in lab, on campus, and at off-site locations. This course a required course for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HORT 15 strongly recommended; not open to students with credit in HORT 51A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 22 PLANT MATERIALS II3 Units
Formerly: HORT 51B
Identification, taxonomy, habits of growth, cultural and environmental requirements of woody plants grown in California. Emphasis on the use and maintenance of evergreen and deciduous shrubs in the landscape. Plants are observed in lab, on campus, and at off-site locations. This course is required for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HORT 15 strongly recommended; not open to students with credit in HORT 51B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 23 PLANT MATERIALS: CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS2 Units
Formerly: HORT 51D
Identification, taxonomy, habits of growth, cultural and environmental requirements of plants native to California landscapes. Emphasis on a wide variety of native species including trees, shrubs, ground covers, and herbaceous plants. Plants are observed in lab, on campus, and at off-site locations. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are welcome invited to enroll.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HORT 15 strongly recommended; not open to students with credit in HORT 51D.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 24 PLANT MATERIALS: GROUND COVERS & VINES2 Units
Formerly: HORT 51E
Identification, taxonomy, habits of growth, cultural and environmental requirements of woody and herbaceous ground covers and vines grown in California. Emphasis on the use and maintenance of evergreen and deciduous plants used as ground covers, vines, or espaliers in ornamental landscapes. Plants are observed in lab, on campus, and at off-site locations. This course is required for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HORT 15 strongly recommended; not open to students with credit in HORT 51E.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 25 PLANT MATERIALS: BAMBOOS & PALMS2 Units
Formerly: HORT 51F
Identification, taxonomy, habits of growth, cultural and environmental requirements of bamboos and palms grown in California. Emphasis on the use and maintenance of these two categories of monocots, each with markedly different forms. Plants are observed in lab, on campus, and at off-site locations. This course is required for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HORT 15 strongly recommended; not open to students with credit in HORT 51F.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 26 PLANT MATERIALS: PERENNIALS & ANNUALS2 Units
Formerly: HORT 51H
Identification, taxonomy, habits of growth, cultural and environmental requirements of herbaceous plants grown in California. Emphasis on the use and maintenance of significant perennial and annual species with significant features such as flower and foliage displays. Plants are observed in lab, on campus, and at off-site locations. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HORT 15 strongly recommended; not open to students with credit in HORT 51H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 30 HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES: SOILS3 Units
Formerly: HORT 52A
Fundamentals of soil science including examination of soil formation, physical and chemical properties of soil, relationships between soil, water and plants, and biological factors of soil. Examination of soil samples and interpretation of soil reports and surveys. Basics of plant fertility requirements and soil related topics such as composting, environmental issues, and soils in construction. This course required for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HORT 15 recommended; not open to students with credit in HORT 52A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 31 HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES: PLANT PROPAGATION3 Units
Formerly: HORT 52B
Principles of plant propagation with an emphasis on techniques that are used in the nursery and greenhouse industries. Seeds, cuttings, grafting techniques, and the separation and division of specialized structures. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HORT 15 strongly recommended; not open to students with credit in HORT 52B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 40 LANDSCAPE DESIGN: GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION4 Units
Formerly: HORT 60A
An introductory survey of the basic principles of design communication, landscape graphics, and design process. Graphic mediums and tools, graphic vocabulary, graphic skills, reprographic techniques, plan reading, and presentation skill development. The application of lines, symbols, and lettering to create typical landscape drawings. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in HORT 60A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 45 LANDSCAPE DESIGN: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS3 Units
Formerly: HORT 60E
Introduction to the use of computer applications in landscape design. Overview of software for computer aided design and drafting (CADD), and related landscape graphic oriented software. Focus on development of basic command skills utilized in landscape design software applications, including 2D drawing, editing, creation of layers, exporting to other programs and as a pdf for printing. Vectorworks software is utilized in this course. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: HORT 40 and a basic understanding of the operation of computers is strongly recommended; not open to students with credit in HORT 60E.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 52C HORTICULTURE PRACTICES: PLANT INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE3 Units
Horticultural principles and practices for management of plants and gardens. Proper selection and maintenance of trees, shrubs, and ground covers. Fine gardening techniques used by landscape gardeners. Transplanting and planting containerized and boxed plant material. Preparation of planting areas and post-planting care of landscape plants. Techniques for pruning of various species. Operation of equipment and tools used in gardening. This course is required for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HORT 15 strongly recommended.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 52E HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES: GREENHOUSE & NURSERY MANAGEMENT3 Units
Commercial greenhouse and nursery management practices as related to the production and sale of plants in California. Emphasis on greenhouse and container nursery operations. Class will focus on organization, management, and production practices used in large and small-scale commercial plant production. Design of facilities and use of technology will be emphasized through use of on-campus facilities and observation of off-site operations. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HORT 15 strongly recommended.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 52F HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES: INTERIORSCAPING3 Units
Design, installation, and maintenance practices utilized in interior landscapes. Includes the identification, selection, culture, and care of plants suitable for interior use and special events. Identification of approximately 50 tropical plants. Analysis of environmental factors which affect plant health, appearance, and longevity. Container and growing media selection. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are welcome invited to enroll.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HORT 15 is strongly recommended.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 52G HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES: TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT3 Units
Turf identification and planting techniques. Turf maintenance and management practices for golf courses, athletic fields, parks, and areas surrounding commercial buildings and private residences. Examination of soils, irrigation, weeds, diseases and pests as they pertain to turfgrass. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HORT 15 strongly recommended.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 52H HORTICULTURE PRACTICES: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT3 Units
Problems of and control solutions for diseases, insects, and weeds in landscapes and gardens. Ecologically based Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices for handling plant pathogens, insect infestations, and unwanted vegetation. Emphasis on identification, life cycles, and symptoms of diseases, insects, and weeds.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HORT 15 strongly recommended.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 54A LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: GENERAL PRACTICES4 Units
General practices of construction as applied to landscape projects. Basic tools and equipment, building materials and hardware, and installation techniques utilized in landscape construction. Focus is on hardscape applications including paving, walls, decks, and related wood structures. Review of safety practices, careers in landscape construction, and contractor licensing. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 54B LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: TECHNICAL PRACTICES3 Units
Technical aspects of landscape construction projects. Landscape surveying & grading techniques, surface & subsurface hydraulics, landscape drainage systems, erosion control & soil conservation, fences & gates, and building codes. Estimating landscape materials, construction costs, and preparation of project bids and contracts. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 54C LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: IRRIGATION PRACTICES3 Units
Methods and materials used in the irrigation of ornamental landscapes. Selection of materials and operational theory of irrigation equipment. Installation techniques for sprinkler and drip irrigation systems. Water conservation features and maintenance of irrigation systems. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 54D LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: APPLIED PRACTICES2 Units
The practical application of landscape construction practices to actual projects. Emphasis on field work which may include the design and construction of landscape amenities, carpentry, paving, or wall projects. Training on motorized equipment, such as tractors and backhoes used in landscape construction. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are welcome invited to enroll.
Advisory: HORT 54A strongly recommended.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 55A GREEN INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT: BUSINESS PRACTICES3 Units
Introductory survey of green industry management and business practices. Geared to people in such fields as landscape construction, nursery management, and landscape design, this course focuses on helping individuals successfully organize, manage, and/or market their agency or small business. The class utilizes both a theoretical and hands-on approach to the application of common business principles. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 55B GREEN INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT: EMPLOYEE PRACTICES3 Units
Employee management practices including the recruitment, motivation, and development of new employees. Also covered are effective customer service techniques, workplace diversity, the use of employee manuals, identifying and training new and potential managers, development of leadership skills, scheduling, and the role of the supervisor. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 60B LANDSCAPE DESIGN: THEORY3 Units
Principles of landscape design theory. Intermediate studies in and applications of graphic communication, creative problem solving, design theory, and presentation skills. Residential site analysis and landscape design case studies. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: HORT 40 and/or drafting skills strongly recommended.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 60C LANDSCAPE DESIGN: IRRIGATION3 Units
Principles of irrigation design for ornamental landscapes. Includes history of irrigation, advanced site analysis, irrigation design theory, equipment selection and layout, controller scheduling, long-term maintenance, and water conservation issues. Process of producing irrigation plans, details, and specifications. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: HORT 54C strongly recommended.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 60D LANDSCAPE DESIGN: PLANTING3 Units
The use of ornamental and native plant materials to express basic design principles in the landscape. Planting design theory as it applies to the aesthetic, cultural, ecological, and functional use of plant materials in the landscape. Graphics used for presenting planting designs. Special focus on the use of plants in garden designs. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: HORT 40 & 60B or equivalent; HORT 21, 22 & 26 strongly recommended.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 60F LANDSCAPE DESIGN: PROCESS3 Units
Principles of landscape design process. Application of residential site analysis, program development, and landscape design theory to one or more residential scale projects. Project planning and budgeting. Landscape designer, client, and green industry professional interactions. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: HORT 40 & 60B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 60G LANDSCAPE DESIGN: INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS3 Units
Advanced use of Vectorworks as a landscape design and drafting tool. Topics covered include structuring of drawings using layers, improving drawing skills using tool commands and shortcuts, importing and rescaling pdfs for basemaps, importing images, creating viewports and sheet layers. Also covered will be customizing tool bars, expanding plant database, and importing/exporting/printing drawings. Introduction to three-dimensional drawing using Vectorworks and related programs. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll if they have previous experience with computers and CADD programs.
Advisory: HORT 40 and 45 strongly advised; CADD experience or training strongly advised; knowledge of computer operation strongly advised.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 80A ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE FALL SKILLS2 Units
Formerly: HORT 80
Course provides skills development and internship opportunities in Environmental Horticulture for the Fall season. This is an extension of classroom instruction covering topics such as mulching, irrigation winterization, late season landscape construction practices, and protection for frost sensitive plantings. This course offers students the opportunity through a combination of practical field experience, independent research, student internship, and industry related educational opportunities, to explore problems and required skills in the green industry. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in HORT 80.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture-laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 80B ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE WINTER SKILLS2 Units
Course provides skills development and internship opportunities in Environmental Horticulture for the Winter season. This is an extension of classroom instruction covering topics such as woody tree & shrub pruning, drainage practices, winter plant protection, and rainwater harvesting. This course offers students the opportunity through a combination of practical field experience, independent research, student internship, and industry related educational opportunities, to explore problems and required skills in the green industry. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture-laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 80C ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE SPRING SKILLS2 Units
Course provides skills development and internship opportunities in Environmental Horticulture for the Spring season. This is an extension of classroom instruction covering topics such as the initiation of landscape construction projects, pest & diseases, vegetable crops, composting, and water management. This course offers students the opportunity through a combination of practical field experience, independent research, student internship, and industry related educational opportunities, to explore problems and required skills in the green industry. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture-laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 80D ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE SUMMER SKILLS2 Units
Course provides skills development and internship opportunities in Environmental Horticulture for the Summer season. This is an extension of classroom instruction covering topics such as irrigation system maintenance, fruit tree pruning, water conservation practices, and summer landscape maintenance. This course offers students the opportunity through a combination of practical field experience, independent research, student internship, and industry related educational opportunities, to explore problems and required skills in the green industry. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture-laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90A CONTAINER PLANTINGS IN THE LANDSCAPE1 Unit
Utilization of container plantings in both interior environments and exterior landscapes. Design theory, selection of containers, plant selection, and planting methods. Soil preparation and irrigation techniques. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90C GARDEN PONDS & WATER FEATURES1 Unit
Introduction to the aesthetics of garden water features and the techniques used in their design, construction, and maintenance. Use of fish, plants, and other natural systems in garden ponds and pools.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90D HERBS: IDENTIFICATION, USE & FOLKLORE1 Unit
An introductory look at the use and folklore of herbs grown for specific cultural purposes. Herbs noted for their culinary, aromatic, or medicinal properties. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hour lecture, .5 hour laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90E HORTICULTURAL & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY1 Unit
Introduction to basic photographic equipment and techniques utilized in photographing landscapes and horticulturally related elements. Emphasis on assisting green industry professionals in photographing ornamental plants, landscape construction or business-related projects, and landscape designs. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hour lecture, .5 hour laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90F LANDSCAPE DESIGN: BASIC PRINCIPLES1 Unit
An overview of the basic principles of landscape design. Presents basic graphic communication concepts. Also explores the concept of master planning residential landscapes, and designing with plant material and related landscape elements. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hour lecture, .5 hour laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90G LANDSCAPE DESIGN FORUM1 Unit
Design topics for residential landscapes. Covers current concepts and trends in the landscape design industry through topical presentations, guest speakers, and discussion groups. Explores methods for evaluating successful landscape designs and their implementation. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90H LANDSCAPE LIGHTING1 Unit
Basic theory, design, and installation techniques for lighting residential landscapes. The effective use of conventional and low-voltage lighting for improving landscape aesthetics and the functional use of outdoor spaces. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90I LANDSCAPE SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES1 Unit
Principles and practices utilized in the design, implementation, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes and gardens. Reviews ecological principles of sustainability for efficient energy use in the environment. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90K LANDSCAPING WITH EDIBLES1 Unit
The use of edible plants in residential landscapes. Practice and feasibility of integrating edible plants into landscape designs. Identification of ornamental plant materials which produce edible fruit, foliage, flowers or other edible parts. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90L PLANT PROPAGATION: BASIC SKILLS1 Unit
Introduction to propagation of plants by sexual and asexual methods. Seeding, cutting, grafting, division of specialized structures, and micro-propagation discussed and demonstrated. Discussions include growing media, fertilizers, hormones, and other plant supplements. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90M PLANT NUTRITION & FERTILIZATION1 Unit
Introduction to plant nutrient requirements and methods for providing proper plant nutrition. Topics include review of basic nutrient requirements, forms of nutrients used by plants, nutrient deficiency identification, methods for delivering nutrients to plants, manufacture of fertilizers, fertilizer formulations, fertilizer delivery methods, and organic nutrient sources.This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hour lecture, .5 hour laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90N PLANT MATERIALS: FALL COLOR1 Unit
Identification, taxonomy, habits of growth, cultural and environmental requirements of plants which exhibit noticeable fall color. Color characteristics includes stems, foliage, flowers, and fruit. Plants are observed in lab, on campus, and at off-site locations. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90P PRUNING: BASIC SKILLS1 Unit
Methods of pruning deciduous and evergreen plant materials. Emphasis on pruning common landscape plants, fruit trees, and roses. Selection of suitable pruning tools, techniques for pruning safely, and use and maintenance of tools and equipment. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90Q RESIDENTIAL IRRIGATION SYSTEMS1 Unit
Basic design and installation techniques for residential landscapes. Course takes a hands-on approach to understanding the materials and techniques used in installing both drip and spray irrigation systems. Examines methods for evaluating performance of existing irrigation systems. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90R SEASONAL FLORAL DESIGN1 Unit
Floral design geared to the preparation of seasonal and holiday floral arrangements using commercially grown fresh and dried materials and other ornamentation. Concentrates on seasonal-specific floral designs and emphasizes the techniques and mechanics used in retail florist shop design. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90S SUSTAINABLE INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IMP)1 Unit
Advanced topics in sustainability build on core IPM practices. Class provides additional techniques for managing specific insects, diseases, and weeds using a multi-faceted approach to pest management. Theoretical and practical aspects of sustainability are presented within the framework of specific landscape situtations.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90U LANDSCAPE DESIGN: PERSPECTIVE SKETCHING1 Unit
Basic perspective sketching for landscape design presentations. Setup and rendering of one-point and two-point perspectives, including location of horizon lines and vanishing points, height determination, positioning of objects, and rendering techniques for plants, people, structures, and hardscape. Emphasis is on creating one point, quick sketch perspectives for presentation to clients. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are welcome invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hour lecture, .5 hour laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90V SUSTAINABLE ORGANIC GARDENING1 Unit
Principles and practices utilized in the design, implementation, and maintenance of sustainable organic gardens. Sustainable gardening practices that produce successful, environmentally responsible produce and crops.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90X WATER CONSERVATION IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN1 Unit
Applies principles of water conservation to landscape design and construction projects. Landscape designs which incorporate water-conserving principles strive to limit the need for water and strike a balance between softscape and hardscape elements. This course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90Y CACTI & SUCCULENTS1-5 Units
Identification, taxonomy, habits of growth, cultural and environmental requirements of plants grown in California. Emphasis on the use and maintenance of cacti and succulents with significant design features and landscape uses. Plants are observed in lab, on campus, and at off-site locations. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hourS lecture, .5 hour laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 90Z ORNAMENTAL GRASSES1 Unit
Identification, taxonomy, habits of growth, cultural and environmental requirements of ornamental grasses grown in California. Emphasis on the use and maintenance of these monocots. Plants are observed in lab, on campus, and at off-site locations. This course is an elective for Horticulture certificates and degrees, and is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hour lecture, .5 hour laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 91A COMPOSTING THEORY & TECHNIQUES1 Unit
Comprehensive introduction to the theory and practices utilized in composting of organic materials. Course provides a combination of classroom lectures, demonstrations, and lab activities geared to providing a clear understanding of various composting techniques including sustainable waste management practices, recycling of organics, backyard composting, and vermicomposting. The course is intended for students in the horticulture program but members of the public and professional community are invited to enroll.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
HORT 91B SKETCHUP FOR LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS1 Unit
An overview and application of Google Sketchup to three-dimensional rendering for the landscape designer. Emphasizing the basics of drawing setup, creation and editing, this class will show the designers how to turn their 2D drawings into a presentation drawing that illustrates their ideas in photo-like rendering techniques. Importing and use of the three-dimensional tools available in the free Sketchup download will be included in the instruction. This class is intended for students seeking a landscape design career, or those currently in the landscape design field wishing to upgrade their skills.
Advisory: HORT 40.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.75 hours lecture, .5 hour laboratory. (15 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 


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