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Discipline: Degree: AS - Ornamental Horticulture - S0119
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Food Production, Land use and Politics - A Global Perspective AGAG 1 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of world agriculture systems.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to formulate possible solutions to the conflicting demands for land use between suburban development and agriculture.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to prepare and present an argument in favor of, or in opposition to, a variety of controversial topics in the arena of agriculture.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to identify and describe the key elements in sustainable agriculture.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to evaluate the sustainability of current food production systems.
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to explain how water issues impact world agriculture
  • Students completing AGAG 1 will be able to discuss the impact that the endangered species act has on current agricultural practices.
  • GEO - Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • 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 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.
  • GEO- Students completing relevant assignments in Area B courses will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives.
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 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. Understand 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.
  • Course completers will be able to evaluate a site and develop a functional design that meets client criteria
  • Students completing AGOR 13 will be able to demonstrate competency in one on one customer relations.
Landscape Hardscape Applications AGOR 72 (VOC)
  • Student will design and estimate materials needed for a block wall project.
  • Completers will calculate electrical loads for a low voltage lighting system.
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 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.
Microcomputer Applications CISB 15 (VOC)
  • Students completing CISB 15 - Microcomputer Applications will understand the importance of continuing their education in computer literacy.
  • 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)
  • Course completers will be able to explain the binomial method of plant nomenclature.
  • Course completers will be able to identify common herbaceous landscape plants
Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs AGOR 30 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to explain the binomial method of plant nomenclature.
  • Course completers will be able to identify common landscape trees and woody shrubs
Ornamental Plants for Southwest Climates AGOR 35
  • Course completers will be able to identify common landscape plants for southwest climates
  • Course completers will be able to explain the binomial method of plant nomenclature
Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Management AGOR 2 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to formulate growing media that is appropriate for use in propagation of plants.
  • Course completers will be able to integrate proper sanitation and disease prevention procedures
  • 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 component and tool identification
  • 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 predict the potential effects that certain chemical and physical properties of soils will have on overall plant health.
  • Course completers will be able to identify and explain all aspects of a standard soil test.
Sports Turf Management AGOR 40 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 40 will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation.
  • Course completers will be able to assess the use of artificial surfaces for sports areas and present an argument in favor of, or in opposition to, the use of artificial surfaces.
  • Course completers will be able to formulate and propose an all-inclusive management program for a sports turf area
  • 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 safe operational skills and practices when operating tractors and other equipment
  • Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate fundamentals of operating tractors and equipment covered in class
Turf Management AGOR 39 (VOC)
  • Course completers will be able to identify common turf species and describe their uses
  • Students completing AGOR 39 will be able to give a professional quality oral presentation.
  • 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 this course will be able to demonstrate proper pruning skills for pruning woody trees and shrubs.
  • Students will be able to explain the nutritional needs of trees.
  • Course completers will be able to describe proper safety techniques for use in arboriculture practices.
  • Course completers will be able to demonstrate proper use of Personal Protective Equipment.
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.