Agriculture/Plant Science (AGPS)

AGPS 001  Soils & Plant Nutrition   Units: 4

This lecture and laboratory course covers soil derivation, classification, texture, structure, water movement and measurement, organic matter, microorganisms, sampling techniques, pH, salinity, reclamation and tillage. Also included are soil survey reports and maps, basic soil chemistry, essential plant nutrients, soil analysis, and fertilizers. (C-ID AG-PS 128L)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070 and MATH-060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AGPS 002  Entomology - General & Applied   Units: 4

This course is a study of insects including external and internal structures, major life systems, growth and development, classification, ecology, behavior, economic importance,and an overview of pest management. Suggested for Biological Science General Education Requirements.
Lecture Hours: 54         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: C1                 CSU GE: B2, B3                 IGETC: 5B, 5C

AGPS 005  Plant Science   Units: 3

This course offers an opportunity to learn the basic structure and function of plants, their place in the world of human activity and the methods used to manipulate the botanical world to human advantage. Students can expect to be exposed to plant anatomy, morphology and physiology as well as such practical matters as plant propagation, pruning and fertilization. (C-ID AG-PS 106L)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ENG-070
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2                 IGETC: 5B

AGPS 005L  Plant Science Lab   Units: 1

This laboratory is the companion of AGPS-005. It is intended to provide an introduction to some biological science procedures as well as direct experience with horticultural operations. Included are: plant propagation, pruning, anatomy, morphology, taxonomic keys, transplanting and plant use and pesticides. (C-ID AG-PS 106L)
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment or prior completion of AGPS-005
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B3                 IGETC: 5C

AGPS 032  Pesticide Laws & Regulations   Units: 2

This course covers state and federal laws regulating the use of pesticides and prepares students to take California's Certified Applicator examinations. Proper and safe methods of applying agricultural chemicals are discussed, along with procedures for calculating the amount of material needed. In addition, students study alternative pest control methods.
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