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Discipline: Degree: AS - Park and Sports Turf Management - S0116
Course Name Course Number Objectives
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
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 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 Laws, Contracting, and Estimating AGOR 73 (VOC)
  • Students completing AGOR 73 will be able to organize and estimate labor and materials needed to complete a landscape project
  • Students completing AGOR 73 will be able to prepare and implement a Home Improvement Contract.
  • Students successfully completing this course will be able to compose suitable mission and vision statements for their fictitious or actual businesses.
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
Park Facilities AGOR 5 (VOC)
  • Students will be able to evaluate the safe and functional use of equipment, materials and procedures necessary for the proper layout, operation, maintenance and repair of park structures, playground apparatus, campground and surfaced areas.
  • Course completers will be able to successfully develop a maintenance plan for a park facility
Park Management AGOR 4 (VOC)
  • Students completing this course will be able to summarize policies regarding recreational activities, park planning and facility operations.
  • Students completing this course will be able to adequately demonstrate why maintenance management plans are essential to the management and operations of a park system.
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.