Horticulture (HORT)

HORT 300 Introduction to Horticulture

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area IV
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course surveys horticultural principles and practices. Course topics include environmental factors that promote plant cultivation, basic plant structure and function, general knowledge of plant usage, and landscape planning and maintenance. Field trips may be required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain basic plant physiological processes (e.g. photosynthesis, tropisms, seed germination, etc...), and how environmental conditions affect those processes.
  • identify the parts of a plant body, and describe the function(s) of each.
  • categorize soil types and container media frequently used in regional gardening, and assess their potential effects on landscaping and container gardening.
  • explain the origins of agriculture and plant domestication, and speculate on the future of agriculture given current and proposed practices.
  • identify representatives of the major plant taxonomic groups commonly used in horticulture.
  • identify symptoms of pest damage, and evaluate biological, cultural, and chemical methods of pest control.

HORT 495 Independent Studies in Horticulture

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:54 - 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019