Agriculture/Environmental Horticulture (AGEH)

AGEH 001  Horticulture   Units: 3

A general course in Environmental Horticulture with emphasis on nursery operations, landscaping, and turfgrass management. Topics include basic botany, cultural practices, propagation, structures and layout, pest management, planting, container gardening and houseplants, plant identification, turfgrass installation and care, and survey of career opportunities.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2                 IGETC: None

AGEH 001L  Horticulture Laboratory   Units: 1

This laboratory is the companion of AGEH-001. It is intended to provide an introduction to basic horticultural skills as well as direct experience with horticultural operations. Included are: plant propagation, tree and shrub pruning, transplanting, nursery practices, landscape practices, and the use of pesticides and fertilizers.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment or prior completion of AGEH-001
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B3                 IGETC: None

AGEH 004  Turfgrass Management   Units: 2

This course introduces the basic turfgrass principles used in the maintenance of turfgrass areas. It covers the major factors in turfgrass management which control the quality of grass. Emphasis is placed on management practices used to produce a good turfgrass area in a desert environment.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGEH 004L  Turfgrass Management Laboratory   Units: 1

This laboratory is intended to supplement AGEH-004 by providing laboratory and field experiences in turfgrass management subject areas.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: AGEH-004
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGEH 005  Ornamental Plant Identification   Units: 3

This course first acquaints the student with the principles of plant taxonomy and the descriptive language necessary to discuss plants accurately. It then goes on to introduce 240 species of perennials, interior plants, vine, ground covers, and succulents for California's low elevation deserts. Each plant is covered with respect to its identification, growth habits, culture, use and pests. (C-ID AG-EH 108L)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGEH 008  Landscape Management   Units: 3

This course prepares students to enhance the function and aesthetic value of public and private landscapes by applying appropriate management skills and techniques. Topics include planting, pruning, irrigation, soil fertility, turf, pest management, weed control, and landscape management business practices.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: AGEH-001
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGEH 009  Landscape Planning & Design   Units: 3

The study and implementation of the art and science of landscape design, including principles of design, the design process, drafting, graphics, and presentation methods. Project emphasis is placed upon residential and small commercial sites. Course includes introduction to computer landscape design software programs. Emphasis is placed on residential and commercial properties landscape designs.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: AGEH-001 or AGPS-005
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGEH 016  Arboriculture   Units: 2

This course addresses all aspects of tree care. Students learn the morphology, anatomy and physiology of trees. Topics include plant interactions with soil, air, water, and micro and macroorganisms; human intervention, including pruning, planting, climbing, fertilization, watering, pest control, vandalism and aesthetics. Class instruction prepares students for the International Arborists Certification Exam.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGEH 020  Landscape Construction   Units: 2

Covers the fundamentals of landscape construction, including soil preparation, paving and construction materials, hand and power tool use, turf and plant installation, plan reading, estimating and bid preparation.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: AGEH-001 or AGPS-005
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGEH 024  Advanced Turfgrass Management   Units: 3

This course uses the basic principles of turfgrass science learned in the introductory turfgrass management courses; those principles are applied to golf course maintenance procedures. Golf course operational procedures for the desert environment are emphasized.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGEH 027  Turfgrass & Landscape Pest Management   Units: 3

This course provides current state of the art and science of turfgrass and landscape pest management. The course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of disease, insect, and weed pests. Emphasis is placed on how to identify pests, where and why they occur, the damage that they may cause, life cycles of pests; cultural, chemical and other control measures designed to keep pest damage to a minimum.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGEH 030  Landscape Equipment   Units: 2

This course covers principles and practices in the maintenance, operation and selection of equipment and power units used in the horticultural field.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGEH 034  Golf Course Management   Units: 3

This course involves the maintenance and operation of golf courses. It includes the study of equipment, scheduling of maintenance, and directing the staff in the maintenance of golf courses. Heavy emphasis is placed in developing a basic understanding of the turfgrass principles required to produce a championship golf course.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGEH 046  Landscape Irrigation Systems   Units: 2

This course provides the students with information necessary to design, install, and maintain landscape irrigation systems. Plan reading, design, materials, equipment, installation, troubleshooting, and cost estimating are addressed.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070 and MATH-060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGEH 046L  Landscape Irrigation Systems Lab   Units: 1

This laboratory is intended to supplement the Landscape Irrigation Systems course (AGEH-046) by providing laboratory and field experiences in landscape irrigation subject areas.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: AGEH-046
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGEH 095A  Environmental Horticulture Turfgrass Work Experience   Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Agriculture/Environmental Horticulture.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None