Skip to main content
Horticulture

Courses

HORT 50 - INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE

3 UNITS

Botanical nomenclature, anatomy and physiology, plant growth, and development are presented. Various micro-climates, land¬scape planning and development, media, fertilizer, and water¬ing methods are discussed. Design and development of a home landscape plan is included. Current research of plant propagation, plant disorders and pest management will be explored. (8 hours of lab to be scheduled on Saturdays which may include one or more field trips.) 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory for 0.5 laborato¬ry units. Transfer: CSU.

  • Degree Applicable, Credit
  • Grading Option: OP

HORT 51 - FALL PLANT MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION

3 UNITS

Identification of landscape and garden plants will be categorized. Growth habit, climatic adaptation, ornamental value, maintenance and care of trees, shrubs, vines will be studied, with the focus on deciduous trees and fall flowering plants. (8 hours of lab to be scheduled on Saturdays which may include one or more field trips.) 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory for 0.5 laboratory units. Transfer: CSU.

  • Degree Applicable, Credit
  • Grading Option: OP

HORT 52 - SPRING PLANT MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION

3 UNITS

Identification of landscape and garden plants will be categorized. Growth habit, climatic adaptation, ornamental value, maintenance and care of trees, shrubs, vines will be studied, with the focus on evergreen and spring flowering plants. (8 hours of lab to be sched¬uled on Saturdays, which may include one or more field trips.) 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory for 0.5 laboratory units. Transfer: CSU

  • Degree Applicable, Credit
  • Grading Option: OP

HORT 53 - PLANT DISEASE AND PEST CONTROL

3 UNITS

Concepts of plant pathology, entomology, and weed science are studied in order to identify symptoms, diagnose problems, and de¬termine methods of controlling plant diseases, insects, and weed pests. Methods and techniques of integrated pest management, chemical and non-chemical control related to garden, landscape, and other horticulture crops and plants are studied. Disease and pest control materials are assessed with emphasis on safe han¬dling and application, and environmental protection. Focus is on preparation for State Qualified Applicators. 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory for 0.5 laboratory units. Transfer: CSU

  • Degree Applicable, Credit
  • Grading Option: OP

HORT 54 - PLANTING MEDIA AND NUTRITION

2 UNITS

Soil classification, formation, and natural characteristics. Physical and chemical properties of soil and effect on plant growth and development. Propagating and planting media, soil substitutes and amendments to improve and promote plant growth. Methods and materials related to plant, soil, water, and nutrient relation¬ships to enhance plant growth and development. Plant nutrition, essential nutrients required for plant growth and healthy devel¬opment. Fertilizer materials, origin, use, and application. Strongly recommended: Horticulture 50 or instructor’s permission. 2 hours.

  • Transfer: CSU Degree Applicable, Credit
  • Grading Option: OP

HORT 55 - HORTICULTURE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

3 UNITS

Explores many horticulture specializations including management and operations of retail and wholesale nurseries, greenhouse growers, specialized growers of trees, shrubs, flowers, hydroponics growers, vegetable growers, wholesale and retail floristry busi¬nesses, other related businesses, and botanical gardens. Emphasis on plant propagation, propagation structures, greenhouses, nurs¬ery and floral business management and operations. Employment opportunities in the horticulture industry. Prerequisite: Horticulture 50 (completed with a grade of “C” or higher). 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU.

  • Degree Applicable, Credit
  • Grading Option: OP

HORT 56 - ARBORICULTURE

3 UNITS

Care, maintenance, planting, and pruning of trees, shrubs, and vines are discussed. Specific pruning techniques for ornamental trees, fruit trees, shrubs, roses, and other woody plants are demonstrated. Principles of urban forestry, tree preservation, health, growth characteristics, plant selection, planting, irrigation, fertilization, and damage repair are studied. (8 hours of lab to be scheduled on Saturdays, which may include one or more field trips.) 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory for 0.5 laboratory units. Transfer: CSU

  • Degree Applicable, Credit
  • Grading Option: OP

For more information please contact:

Tom Fuller
tfuller@laspositascollege.edu

Carole Frost
cfrost@laspositascollege.edu