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Discipline: Degree: AS - Ornamental Horticulture - S0119
Course Name Course Number
Food Production, Land use and Politics - A Global Perspective AGAG 1 (VOC)
  • Students in AGAG 1 will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of world agriculture systems.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to discuss the impact that the endangered species act has on current agricultural practices.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to give a brief, coherent presentation of their current event summary in front of the class.
Horticultural Science AGOR 1 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 1 will be able to describe sexual and asexual reproduction in plants.
  • 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 evaluate various pruning practices and applications for common plants.
Integrated Pest Management AGOR 24 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 24 will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation
  • Students successfully completing this course will be able to demonstrate knowledge of Laws and Regulations of California Department of Pesticide Regulation
  • Successful completers will be able to identify local pests and disorders of trees, turf, and ornamental landscapes.
Interior Landscaping AGOR 15 (VOC)
  • Students will be able to identify common species and varieties of interior plants.
  • Students will be able to select appropriate interior plants for given site conditions.
  • Students completing AGOR 15 will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation.
Landscape Construction Fundamentals AGOR 71 (VOC)
  • Identify and correctly use the proper tool needed for landscape projects. \nUnderstand basic electrical concepts for low voltage landscape lighting projects
  • Students will prepare site and properly install bricks on sand for a walkway project.
Landscape Design AGOR 13 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 13 will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation.
  • Students completing AGOR 13 will be able to demonstrate competency in one on one customer relations.
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate a site and develop a functional design that meets client criteria
Landscape Hardscape Applications AGOR 72 (VOC)
  • Completers will calculate electrical loads for a low voltage lighting system.
  • Student will design and estimate materials needed for a block wall project.
Landscape Irrigation - Design and Installation AGOR 62 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate a site and develop a functional design that meets client criteria
  • Identify the proper components of a efficient automatic irrigation system
Landscape Irrigation Systems Management AGOR 63 (VOC)
  • Students will be able to determine the distribution uniformity of an irrigation system.
  • Completers will be able to properly repair a PVC piping system used in Irrigation.
Landscaping and Nursery Management AGOR 32 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 32 will be able to demonstrate good customer relations skills.
  • Students completing this course will be able to explain the organizational structure of the nursery industry.
  • Demonstrate a work ethic appropriate to the plant production industry.
Microcomputer Applications CISB 15
  • Students completing CISB 15 - Microcomputer Applications will be able to use Microsoft Word to create professional documents needed to create a computer security report.
  • Students completing CISB 15 - Microcomputer Applications will be able to effectively use formulas and functions in worksheets.
Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous AGOR 29 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 29 will be able to identify common herbaceous landscape plants using physical features of leaf, stem, flower, fruit, and growth habit.
Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs AGOR 30 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 30 will be able to identify common landscape trees and woody shrubs using physical features of leaf, bark, flower, fruit, and growth habit.
Plant Propagation\/Greenhouse Management AGOR 2 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to demonstrate commercial plant propagation techniques used in the nursery industry.
  • Students completing AGOR 2 will be able to demonstrate a work ethic appropriate to the plant production industry.
Small Engine Repair I AGOR 53 (VOC)
  • Students completing the course will learn engine disassembly, evaluation of components, and reassembly of small air-cooled gasoline engine
Soil Science and Management AGOR 50 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate the soil conditions at an existing site and make specific recommendations for the immediate and long-term correction of all problems
  • Course completers will be able to identify and explain all aspects of a standard soil test.
  • Course completers will be able to predict the potential effects that certain chemical and physical properties of soils will have on overall plant health.
Sports Turf Management AGOR 40 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to formulate and propose an all-inclusive management program for a sports turf area
Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations AGOR 51 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate fundamentals of operating tractors and equipment covered in class
  • Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate safe operational skills and practices when operating tractors and other equipment
Turf Grass Production and Management AGOR 39 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to formulate and implement a complete Turf Management program for a specific site.
Urban Arboriculture AGOR 75 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 75 will be able to describe the environmental, economic, aesthetic, and social benefits of trees.
Work Experience in Nursery Operations AGOR 91
  • Employers of HorticultureWork Experience Students will rate the technical skills of their students as above average.
  • Employers of Horticulture Work Experience Students will rate the work habits of their students as above average.