Program Plan

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Catalog 2011-12: AAS.HORT CER.HORT

1.0 credits HORT-104: Spin: (special Interest)
Course is designed to address a varity of subjects
Offered: DMND
4.0 credits HORT-110: Introduction to Xeriscape Principles
Scientific exploration into the components of xeriscape principles and practices. It includes plant identification and mechanisms, landscape design, construction, and maintenance, plant selection, and mulching.
Offered: FALL
4.0 credits HORT-115: Ornamental Xeric Plant Identification
Seeks to expose students to native and drought tolerant ornamental landscape plants. Plants covered in this course will include a study of woody plant material (trees, shrubs and vines), and herbaceous plant material (annual and perennial flowers). Identification methods will reinforce plants covered in the course. At the end of the course, students will have learned to identify economically important native and drought adapted plant material for use in xeric landscape designs.
Prerequisites: Take HORT-110
Offered: SP
3.0 credits HORT-121: Horticulture Techniques I
Introduction to basic ornamental horticulture. Topics include introductory plant science, nutritional requirements, plant pathology, entomology, propagation techniques, and basic horticultural skills.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits HORT-122: Horticulture Techniques II
An extension of HORT 121, Horticulture Techniques II will introduce pruning techniques, soil science, groundcover and turfgrass science, and plant identification focusing on xeric and native plants and invasive plant species.
Offered: SP
4.0 credits HORT-130: Xeriscape Design & Maintenance
Examines landscape design principles with emphasis on water and energy conservation. Topics explore plant combination theory and xeriscape irrigation techniques, installation, and maintenance. Students will complete a landscape design using xeriscape principles.
Offered: FALL
1.0 - 4.0 credits HORT-195: Special Topics

Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HORT-220: Irrigation Principles & Design
Wise water use includes proper irrigation design, installation, use and maintenance with focus on using weather-based approach, proper use of electronic irrigation devices and aids.
Offered: SP
4.0 credits HORT-230: Diagnosing Plant Disorders
This class focuses on plant pathology, entomology, plant nutrition disorders, and weed science with an emphasis on non-pesticide prevention and treatment.
Offered: DMND
4.0 credits HORT-280: Xeriscape Special Problems
Required hands-on team project provides an opportunity for students to apply the resource-conserving urban landscape skills developed during the program. Projects will include but are not limited to establishment and maintenance of the San Juan College Xeric and Native Display Garden, other local display gardens especially in conjunction with City Parks and Recreation Department, and establishment of San Juan College nature trail.
1.0 - 6.0 credits HORT-285: Cooperative Education
Off-campus work experience provides more opportunity for applying techniques developed during the course of the program. This course provides the opportunity to interact with a commercial, municipal, or service organization. Emphasis is placed on applying xeric landscape principals including design, plant and ground cover choices rather than traditional landscape techniques.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 4.0 credits HORT-290: Special Topics

Offered: ALL
1.0 - 4.0 credits HORT-295: SPTO: Special Topics

Offered: ALL
1.0 - 6.0 credits HORT-299: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.

For more information, please call Dr. Don Hyder at (505) 566-3772. Or send us an email at hyderd@sanjuancollege.edu.