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Landscape Horticulture

Agriculture Division

LAND-10A ORNAMENTAL PLANT IDENTIFICATION
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course familiarizes the student with shrubs and non-woody plants in landscapes. Topics to be included in the class are botanical nomenclature, plant hardiness and growth zones, growth habits, plant structural characteristics, and soil nutritional requirements including the plant ecology. Landscape uses are also stressed along with cultural practices. (10/89)

LAND-10B ORNAMENTAL TREE IDENTIFICATION
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course familiarizes the student with deciduous and evergreen trees in landscapes. Topics included in the class will be botanical nomenclature, tree hardiness and growth zones, growth habits, tree structural characteristics, and soil nutritional requirements, including tree ecology. Landscape uses are also stressed along with cultural practices. (10/89)

LAND-11 ELEMENTS OF ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE
3 units: 2 hours lecture,3 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course introduces and articulates the numerous fields of ornamental horticulture including botany, plant propagation, and soils for essential cultural practices, including fertilization, irrigation, pest and disease control, and pruning. Other areas introduced are landscape design and construction, greenhouse and landscape management, and the wholesale and retail nursery industry, including floriculture.

LAND-12 LANDSCAPE DESIGN
3 units: 2 hours lecture,3 hours lab. Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course includes the principles of landscape design and studies in form, space, color, texture, scale, balance, utility, and contrast. Materials used in landscape developments, site analysis, problems of design, correct use of plant material relating to ecology and function
of landscape structures in the plan will be encompassed in this
course. Basic irrigation design is also studied.

LAND-14 LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION
4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course accomplishes the fundamentals of landscape construction such as bid estimation, grading, concrete work, sprinkler system installation, fumigation, and plant and turf installation. The legal aspects also will be taught, such as local codes and state requirements for the C-27 Landscape Contractors License. (10/87)

LAND-15 LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course helps students acquire basic skills in landscape
maintenance. Included will be turf maintenance, pruning, fertilizing, irrigating, staking, and pest and disease control of trees and shrubs.

LAND-17 NURSERY AND GARDEN CENTER PRACTICE
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course is a study of commercial retail nursery and garden center operations dealing with wholesale and retail nursery practices, including plant care, merchandising, and management practices.

LAND-50 RESIDENTIAL GARDENING
3 units: 3 hours lecture. Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course teaches basic needs in residential gardening. Included in this course are plant identification, basic landscape design, sprinkler installation and care, fumigation and lawn installation, pruning, pest and disease recognition and control, soils, fertilization, and weed control. Also included will be foliage plant care for interiors. (4/88)


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