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Student Learning Outcomes

Discipline: Certificate: Interior Landscaping - L0106
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Horticultural Science AGOR 1 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to explain concepts related to plant structure and function.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to describe climatic and microclimate interactions and how they influence plant growth.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to explain how different types of soils can be managed to improve plant growth
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to correctly identify the nutrients required to correct nutrient deficiencies in plants.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to explain the standard plant propagation methods.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to explain photosynthesis, respiration, and translocation.
  • GEO- Students completing relevant assignments in Area B courses will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives.
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to describe sexual and asexual reproduction in plants.
Integrated Pest Management AGOR 24 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to formulate and implement a complete Integrated Pest Management program for a specific site.
  • Students completing AGOR 24 will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation
  • Successful completers will be able to identify local pests and disorders of trees, turf, and ornamental landscapes.
  • Students successfully completing this course will be able to demonstrate knowledge of Laws and Regulations of California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Interior Landscaping AGOR 15 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to recognize and explain the benefits of plants in the interior.
  • Course completers will be able to identify and explain appropriate irrigation practices for interior applications.
  • Course completers will be able to interact with clients in a professional manner.
  • Students will be able to explain the impact of light on plants.
  • Students will be able to develop a maintenance plan and schedule.
  • Students will be able to assess pest and disease problems on interior plants.
  • Students will be able to describe elements of the history of interior landscaping.
  • Students will be able to identify the common types of plants used in interior landscaping, and their origins.
  • Students will be able to compare different types of lighting systems for interior plants.
  • Students will be able to select an appropriate lighting system for a given situation
  • Students will be able to determine water needs of interior plants.
  • Students will be able to select appropriate interior plants for given site conditions.
  • Students will be able to explain the impacts of temperature on interior plants.
  • Students will be able to explain the role and characteristics of different types of soil media commonly used in interior landscaping.
  • Students will be able to analyze the needs of the client and the proposed interior landscape site.
  • Students will be able to create and maintain an interior landscape.
  • Students will be able to explain the basic design concepts for interior landscaping.
  • Students completing AGOR 15 will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation.
  • Students will be able to explain the impacts of air quality and humidity on interior plants.
  • Students will be able to identify common species and varieties of interior plants.
Landscape Irrigation - Drip and Low Volume AGOR 64 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate a site and develop a functional drip/low flow design that meets client criteria
  • Completers will be able to install a proper drip irrigation system. 70% of the completers will be able identify basic components used for drip installations
Landscaping and Nursery Management AGOR 32 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to explain the organizational structure of the nursery industry.
  • Students completing AGOR 32 will be able to demonstrate good customer relations skills.
  • Demonstrate a work ethic appropriate to the plant production industry.
Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous AGOR 29 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to explain the binomial method of plant nomenclature.
  • Students completing AGOR 30 will be able to identify botanical terms (plant identification terminology) as related to various plant parts and structures.
  • Students completing AGOR 29 will be able to summarize the various uses of plants as related to landscape and garden applications.
  • Students completing AGOR 29 will be able to explain growth habits and requirements of common landscape plants.
  • Students completing AGOR 29 will be able to identify common herbaceous landscape plants using physical features of leaf, stem, flower, fruit, and growth habit.