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LH1, 1E
LH1: Introduction to Landscape Horticulture with Lab (LH 1-Day)
 Units: 3
LH1E: Introduction to Landscape Horticulture (LH 1- Evening)  Units: 3
LH1 Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
LH1E Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Not open for credit to students who have already completed or are currently enrolled in same.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Principles and practices of basic landscape horticulture: Brief history of horticulture, landscape planting and transplanting, soils, soil water, water quality, watering, overview of structure of higher plants, plant metabolism, vegetative/reproductive growth and development, plant propagation, hormones and plant growth, climate, light and plant growth, fertilizers and mineral nutrition; brief review of organic gardening, biological competitors of useful plants, gardening maintenance and long-term care options, branches of horticulture, and job opportunities. The day (LH 1) class lab includes planting, garden renovation, classroom demonstrations, and field trips to prominent Bay Area landscapes. The evening (LH 1E) class includes slide presentations substituted for lab.   0109.00
AA/AS area 1

 

LH 2, 2E
LH2: Plant Materials: Tree ID and Culture with Lab (LH 2- Day)   Units: 3
LH2E Plant Materials: Tree ID and Culture (LH 2E- Evening)   Units: 3
LH2 Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
LH2E Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Not open for credit to students who have already completed or are currently enrolled in same.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Identification and culture of trees used in Bay Area landscapes: Climate, soil, and water preferences; garden culture; pest and disease problems; and pruning and propagation. The day (LH 2) class lab includes planting, garden renovation, classroom demonstrations, and field trips to prominent Bay Area landscapes. The evening class (LH 2E) includes slide presentations substituted for lab. 0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 3, 3E
LH3: Plant Materials: Ground Covers and Vines ID and Culture with Lab (Day)  Units: 3
LH3E: Plant Materials: Ground Covers and Vines ID and Culture (Evening)  Units: 3
LH3 Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
LH3E Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Not open for credit to students who have already completed or are currently enrolled in same.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Identification and culture of groundcovers and vines used in Bay Area landscapes: Climate, soil, and water preferences; garden culture; pest and disease problems; and pruning and propagation. The day (LH 3) lab includes planting, garden renovation, classroom demonstrations, and field trips to prominent Bay Area landscapes. The evening class (LH 3E) includes slide presentations substituted for lab. 0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 4, 4E
LH4: Plant Materials: Shrubs ID and Culture with Lab (Day)Units: 3
LH4E: Plant Materials: Shrubs ID and Culture (Evening)  Units: 3
LH4 Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
LH4E Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Not open for credit to students who have already completed or are currently enrolled in same.
Acceptable for credit:CSU, UC
Description: Identification and culture of shrubs used in Bay Area landscapes: Climate, soil, and water preferences; garden culture; pest and disease problems; and pruning and propagation. The day (LH 3) lab includes planting, garden renovation, classroom demonstrations, and field trips to prominent Bay Area landscapes.  The evening class (LH 3E) includes slide presentations substituted for lab. 0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 5A, 5B, 5EA, 5EB
Plant Materials: Spring Native Plant ID and Culture with Lab (Day)  Units: 3
Plant Materials: Spring Native Plant ID and Culture  (Eve)  Units: 3
LH5A, 5B Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
LH5EA, 5EB Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Not open for credit to students who have already completed or are currently enrolled in same.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Identification and culture of fall (5A & 5EA) and spring (5B & 5EB) native plants used in the landscape: Climate, soil, and water preferences; garden culture; pest and disease problems; and pruning and propagation. The lab includes classroom demonstrations and field trips to prominent Bay Area landscapes. Evening classes- slide presentations substituted for lab.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 6A, 6B, 6EA, 6EB
Plant Materials: Fall Herbaceous Plant ID and Culture with Lab (Day) Units: 3
Plant Materials: Fall Herbaceous Plant ID and Culture (Evening) Units 3
LH6A, 6B Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
LH6EA, 6EB Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Not open for credit to students who have already completed or are currently enrolled in same.
Acceptable for credit:CSU
Description: Identification and culture of fall (6A & 6EA) and spring (6B & 6EB) blooming herbaceous plants used in the landscape: Climate, soil, and water preferences; garden culture; pest and disease problems; and pruning and propagation. The lab includes planting, garden renovation, classroom demonstrations, and field trips to prominent Bay Area landscapes. Evening classes- slide presentations substituted for lab.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 7, 7E
Conifer ID and Culture with Lab (Day)
Conifer ID and Culture (Evening)Units:  3
LH7 Class:2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
LH7E Class:3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Not open for credit to students who have already completed or are currently enrolled in same.
Acceptable for credit:CSU
Description: Identification and culture of conifers used in the landscape: Climate, soil, and water preferences; garden culture; pest and disease problems; and pruning and propagation. The lab includes planting, garden renovation, classroom demonstrations, and field trips to prominent Bay Area landscapes. Evening classes- slide presentations substituted for lab.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 8, 8E
Turf ID, Culture and Management with Lab (Day) Units: 3
Turf ID, Culture and Management (Evening) Units: 3
LH8 Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
LH8 Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Not open for credit to students who have already completed or are currently enrolled in same.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description:Identification of turf plants, their role in the landscape, and turf management: Plant selection, establishment and maintenance; identification of common problems and their treatments. The lab includes turf establishment, turf renovation, turf equipment, and field trips to locations using turf such as golf courses, athletic fields and sports complexes.  Slide presentations and field lectures substituted for lab. 0109.40


Course Number: LH 9A

SketchUp Pro I  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit:CSU
Description: Introduction to the SketchUp 3D drawing program: Basic operating procedures, drawing and editing tools, and 3D drawing and presentation techniques for making presentations to clients, contractors, and other professionals.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 9B
SketchUp Pro II  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Continuation of LH 9A: Advanced SketchUp tools including rending, landform modeling, and virtual walkthroughs.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 9C
SketchUp Pro III  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Continuation of LH 9B: Applied use of SketchUp for the production of student’s professional projects.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 10
Insects: Identification and Management  Units: 3
Class: 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Study of local insects, especially those associated with ornamental/landscape plants: Emphasis on biology and identification of pests and beneficial insects; identification of associated plant damage; principles and methods of integrated pest management; methods of collecting and preserving insects.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 11
Plant Diseases and Their Control  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description:Identification and control of diseases of landscape plants, both exotic and native.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 12
Weeds in the Urban Landscape  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Study of nature of weeds and their interactions in the environment: Emphasis on identification and characteristics of various central California weeds, including preventive, biological, and chemical methods of weed control.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 13
Arboriculture with Lab (Day)  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in LH 13E.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Principles and practices in the management of trees and shrubs in the landscape: Planting concerns (structural and environmental), pruning and its applications, grafting and budding applications, tree-hazard management, preventive maintenance and repair, diagnosing plant problems, preserving existing plants, tree valuation and tree maintenance businesses. The lab includes pruning, staking, fruit-tree twig identification, and field trips to perform tree-hazard evaluations, tree valuations, and to diagnose tree problems.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 13E
Arboriculture (Evening)  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in LH 13.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Principles and practices in the management of trees and shrubs in the landscape: Planting concerns (structural and environmental), pruning and its applications, grafting and budding applications, tree-hazard management, preventive maintenance and repair, diagnosing plant problems, preserving existing plants, tree valuation and tree maintenance businesses. Slide presentations substituted for lab.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 14
Landscape Construction with Lab (Day) Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in LH 14E.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Principles and practices of landscape construction: Construction of fences, gates, decks, patios, walkways, retaining walls; construction tools, equipment, and hardware; concrete and masonry work; laws and regulations; lab includes construction of the above-mentioned structures.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 14E
Landscape Construction with Lab (Evening) Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in LH 14.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Principles and practices of landscape construction: Construction of fences, gates, decks, patios, walkways, retaining walls; construction tools, equipment, and hardware; concrete and masonry work; laws and regulations. Slide presentations, tool demonstrations, site analysis and model building substituted for lab.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 15
Botany  Units: 4
Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Biol 5. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Biol 5.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description:Introductory study of botany: Structure, physiology, genetics, ecology, and uses of plants. Laboratory work emphasizes microscopy, physiology experiments, and field identification.  0109.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2, B3; IGETC area 5B, (L4)

 

Course Number: LH 16
Soil Management  Units: 3
Class: 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description:Origin of soils, rocks, and minerals: Physical and chemical properties, water relations of plants and soils, soil fertility and fertilizers, organic matter, soil amendments for clay and for acid and alkali soils, and the cycling of nutrients in nature.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 17
Irrigation with Lab (Day)  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in LH 17E.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description:Principles and practices of irrigation design and installation: Irrigation system components, layout, hydraulics, automatic and solid-state controllers, drip irrigation and pumps; lab includes the installation of irrigation systems.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 17E
Irrigation (Evening)  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in LH 17.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Principles and practices of irrigation design and installation: Irrigation system components, layout, hydraulics, automatic and solid-state controllers, drip irrigation and pumps. Slide presentations, tool demonstrations, and site analysis substituted for lab.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 18A
Landscape Design  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: LH 1 or 1E, and 2 or 2E or 3 or 3E or 4 or 4E or 5A or 5B or 5EA or 5EB or 40 or 40E
Recommended preparation: Sketching classes, drafting classes, knowledge of plants and outdoor building materials, knowledge of landscape construction
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description:Introduction to landscape design: Licensing and professional practice issues, design program formation, site inventory and analysis, conceptual diagrams, and preliminary plan development for small-scale landscape designs.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 18B
Landscape Design  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: LH 18A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description:Introduction to landscape design: Advanced drawing techniques (perspective and axonometric), analysis of historical and contemporary garden styles, topographic measuring and design, landscape design cost estimating, and principles of planting design.  0109.10


Course Number: LH 18LA

Landscape Design Laboratory  Units: 1
Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite or co-requisite: LH 18A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Hands-on application of concepts presented in LH 18A: Basic drafting techniques, site inventory and analysis exercises in the field, in-class preparation of conceptual diagrams, design development drawings, and preliminary landscape plans.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 18LB
Landscape Design Laboratory  Units: 1
Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite or co-requisite: LH 18A
Acceptable for credit:
 CSU
Description: Structure and functions of cells and tissues in plants: Elements and their functions; recognition of deficiency symptoms; sources of nutrients, organic and inorganic; absorption of water and minerals; translocation; photosynthesis; respiration and transpiration; nitrogen and carbon cycling; and application to composting.  0109.00


Course Number: LH 21

Horticultural Equipment Operation, Maintenance and Repair Units: 2
Class:2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Basic principles of small engine operation: Engine parts, scheduling maintenance, troubleshooting engine problems, performing repairs, and safety; use of tools powered by small gas engines (lawn mowers, edgers, blowers, tillers, brush cutters, lawn aerators, chainsaws, tractors, trenchers, weed eaters, and others).  0109.00

 

Course Numbers: LH 22A & 22B Landscape Design Laboratory:
Please Note:
Course numbers changed to LH 18LA & 18LB effective Spring 2016.

 

Course Number: LH 23
Plant Terminology  Units: 2.5
Class: 2.5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Terminology used in identification of plants: Terms relating to roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruit used in all plant identification courses and in Introduction to Landscape Horticulture.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 24 Beginning Plant Propagation Units: 3
Class: 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Survey of plant propagation: History of propagation, plant biology, sexual and asexual reproduction; principles and practices of grafting and budding, layering, division, cutting propagation, seed propagation, and micropropagation; the propagation environment including media, edaphic factors affecting plant growth, fertilization and greenhouse design.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 25 Nursery Management Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Management of retail and wholesale nurseries in relation to sales, marketing, operation, layout, and production: Principles and practices of soil mixes, fertilization, watering, and scheduling.  0109.30

 

Course Number: LH 26
Pruning Units: .5
Class: .5 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory (P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Elements of pruning: Basic pruning methods to more advanced techniques for pruning of ornamental trees, shrubs, vines, groundcovers, and fruit trees.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 28A
Permaculture Design I Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Strategies and techniques of applied ecology/permaculture design and application for designing livable human communities: Observation of natural patterns, gardening in urban settings, water and nutrient recycling in the landscape, and an introduction to the Bay Area bioregion; emphasis on permaculture ethics and principles, soil fertility, composting, and synergistic plant associations. 0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 28B
Permaculture Design II  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Strategies and techniques of applied ecology/permaculture design and application for designing livable human communities: Observation of natural patterns, gardening in urban settings, water and nutrient recycling in the landscape, and an introduction to the Bay Area bioregion; emphasis on design and assessment of landscapes, zero waste, and mulching techniques.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 28C
Permaculture Design III  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Strategies and techniques of applied ecology/permaculture design and application for designing livable human communities: Observation of natural patterns, gardening in urban settings, water and nutrient recycling in the landscape, and an introduction to the Bay Area bioregion; emphasis on water and nutrient cycling, ecovillages, food preservation, and team student designs.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 28D
Permaculture Design IV Units:
 3
Class:
 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit:
 CSU
Description:
 Strategies and techniques of applied ecology/permaculture design and application for designing livable human communities: Observation of natural patterns, gardening in urban settings, water and nutrient recycling in the landscape, and an introduction to the Bay Area bioregion; emphasis on harvesting wild energies, appropriate technology, orchards, and individual student designs.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 29
Planting Design with Lab (Day)  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: LH 18A and 22A, and 3 or 3E, and 2 or 2E or 4 or 4E
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in LH 29E.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Plants as landscape design elements: Ecological design criteria, functional use of plants in design, plants as spatial delineators, visual and aesthetic qualities of plants, and planting design styles; lab includes planting, planting design projects, and field trips.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 29E
Planting Design with Lab (Evening)  Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: LH 18A and 22A, and 3 or 3E, and 2 or 2E or 4 or 4E
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in LH 29
Acceptable for credit:CSU, UC
Description: Plants as landscape design elements: Ecological design criteria, functional use of plants in design, plants as spatial delineators, visual and aesthetic qualities of plants, and planting design styles. Slide presentations and site analysis substituted for lab.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 31
Site Operations for Landscape Designers and Builders  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit:CSU
Description: Site operations and procedures essential for landscape designers and builders to execute a design in the field: Slope analysis, cut and fill calculations, layout and staking, measuring, operating a transit level, and cost estimating.   0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 33a
Design Evaluation of Bay Area Landscapes  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Course study under this section may be repeated one time for a maximum of 6 units.
Description: Investigation of selected San Francisco Bay Area land- scapes: Evaluation of plants and materials, compositional elements, history , site factors (climate, topography , soils), and social uses.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 33b
Design Evaluation of Bay Area Landscapes  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Course study under this section may be repeated one time for a maximum of 6 units.
Description: Continuation of LH 33A: Investigation of selected San Francisco Bay Area landscapes with focus on city form, cognitive mapping, behavior mapping, legibility and cultural factors.  0109.10 AA/AS area 2

 

Course Number: LH 34A
Computer-Assisted Landscape Design  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 18A and 18LA
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Principles and techniques of 2D and 3D computer-assisted landscape design: Layering, dimensioning, technical computations, free-hand techniques, symbol libraries, and preparation of completed designs; 2D drawing and editing tools; organizational and calculation tools; section and elevation drawings.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 34B
Computer-Assisted Landscape Design  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Continuation of LH 34A: Constructing and editing 3D models and landforms, and perspective and axonometric plans.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 34C
Computer-Assisted Landscape Design  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Continuation of LH 34B: Constructing object and plant reference libraries and plant databases; advanced landscape design drawings (grading and drainage plans, layout plans, construction details).  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 35A
Advanced Landscape Design  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: LH 18B
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Topographic form and design, including grading and drainage principles and practices, erosion control, cut and fill calculations, preparing and interpreting contour maps, and designing walls, stairs, and terraces.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 35B
Advanced Landscape Design  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: LH 18LB
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Advanced landscape design topics, including layout and dimensioning plans, lighting design, water feature design, and custom structural detailing.

 

Course Number: LH 36A
Natural Building  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envmt 38A. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envmt 38A.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Building and design techniques which use energy-efficient, local, natural, sustainable, and accessible materials with a focus on urban applications: Historical and current uses of natural building materials, hands-on experience, guest lecturers, and tours of local projects; emphasis on appropriate site-specific materials and construction of natural building foundations and small projects (benches, ovens, walls).  0109.10

 


Course Number: LH 36B

Natural Building  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envmt 38B. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envmt 38B.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Continuation of LH 36A: Site assessment, design sketches, and construction of natural building roof systems and small projects (natural plasters, rammed earth).  0109.10

 


Course Number: LH 36C

Natural Building  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envmt 38C. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envmt 38C.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Continuation of LH 36B: Independent student projects and construction of poured adobe flooring and natural building walls with plastering.  0109.10

 


Course Number: LH 40

Plant Materials: Mediterranean, South African and Australian Plant ID and Culture with Lab (Day)  Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in LH 40E.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Identification and culture of Mediterranean, South African and Australian plants used in the landscape: Climate, soil, and water preferences; garden culture; pest and disease problems; and pruning and propagation. The lab includes classroom demonstrations and field trips to prominent Bay Area landscapes.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 40E
Plant Materials: Mediterranean, South African and Australian Plant ID and Culture (Evening)  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1 or 1E, and 23
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in LH 40.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Identification and culture of Mediterranean, South African and Australian plants used in the landscape: Climate, soil, and water preferences; garden culture; pest and disease problems; and pruning and propagation. Slide presentations substituted for lab.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 45A
Mushroom Cultivation I  Units: 2
Class: 1 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Study of mushrooms in the landscape and garden for food, medicine, aesthetics, soil building, composting, and bioremediation: Relationships with plants, taxonomy, and lore; how these organisms function similarly and differently with plants; laboratory covers capture and ramping-up methods, translation of lab methods to field use.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 45B
Mushroom Cultivation I  Units: 2
Class: 1 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Continued study of mushrooms in the landscape and garden: Emphasis on applying skills and design techniques to development of individual and group mushroom cultivation projects; laboratory covers capture and ramping-up methods, translation of lab methods to field use.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 45C
Mushroom Cultivation III  2
Class: 1 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Advanced study of mushrooms in the landscape and garden: Emphasis on the development of a presentation portfolio of mushroom cultivation projects; laboratory covers capture and ramping-up methods, translation of lab methods to field use.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 46
Cycles of Land Use: East Bay Field Studies and Interpretation  Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Study of the plant systems and human communities of the East Bay: Integrated study of the geology, hydrology, topography, botany, ecology, cultural history, and resource management of the local landscape; application of principles and practices of landscape design and ecological restoration; and use of field studies, mapping, oral histories, and source materials to strengthen one’s connection to the area’s past, present, and future.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 48NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Landscape Horticulture  Units: .5-9
Class:  0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 49
Independent Study in Landscape Horticulture
Units: .5-5
Class:  (GR or P/NP)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 5 units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Independent Study. 0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 50
Plant Taxonomy  Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Techniques taught to recognize and properly explain the variation of plants and to systematically organize this information: Cataloging, identifying, and classifying species used in horticulture, both exotic and native plants.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 51A
Natural Landscape Interpretation  Units: .5
Class:  32 term hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Modular, open-entry/open-exit course: Four-day field studies trip to each different locale.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Dominant and typical plant constituents of each vegetation unit in California focusing on those species currently used in the nursery industry: Emphasis on maritime provinces (outer coastal ranges, low elevation); merging of habitat, soil and climatic factors with plant species to establish appropriate natural and horticultural context.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 51B
Natural Landscape Interpretation  Units: .5
Class:  32 term hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Modular, open-entry/open-exit course: Four-day field studies trip to each different locale.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Dominant and typical plant constituents of each vegetation unit in California focusing on those species currently used in the nursery industry: Emphasis on steppe provinces (inner coastal ranges, low-intermediate elevations, foothills); merging of habitat, soil and climatic factors with plant species to establish appropriate natural and horticultural context.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 51C
Natural Landscape Interpretation  Units: .5
Class:  32 term hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Modular, open-entry/open-exit course: Four-day field studies trip to each different locale.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Dominant and typical plant constituents of each vegetation unit in California focusing on those species currently used in the nursery industry: Emphasis on continental provinces (warm interior, lower latitude and altitude); merging of habitat, soil and climatic factors with plant species to establish appropriate natural and horticultural context.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 51D
Natural Landscape Interpretation  Units: .5
Class:  32 term hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Modular, open-entry/open-exit course: Four-day field studies trip to each different locale.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Dominant and typical plant constituents of each vegetation unit in California focusing on those species currently used in the nursery industry: Emphasis on continental provinces (cold interior, high latitude and altitude); merging of habitat, soil and climatic factors with plant species to establish appropriate natural and horticultural context.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 52
Special Projects in Plant Propagation  Units: 3
Class:  2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: LH 24
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: In-depth study of concepts in plant propagation: Seeds, cuttings, layering, and grafting; highlighted by field trips and guest speakers. A semester-long propagation project of each student’s choosing is also required.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 53
Alpines Lab  Units: 1
Class:  3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 4 units.
Description: Observation of nature’s effect on natural rock-garden formation and application of these principles in the design and installation of local artificial rock gardens: Discussion of native and exotic alpine species, natural rock-garden environments, and plant habitat composition.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 54
Integrated Pest Management  Units: 1
Class:  1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to integrated pest management as a viable alternative to pesticide use: In-depth look at pesticide alternatives; discussion of several integrated pest management case studies and steps needed to begin an integrated pest management program.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 55
History of Gardens and Gardening  Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Historical evolution of gardens from the earliest cultivation of plants by humans to the present day: History of the theory and practice of garden design, horticulture, and cultivation of plants (both useful and ornamental), and of the artistic, social, philosophical, and literary contexts of garden-making through the ages; examination of the lives of people who have contributed to the creation of gardens by designing them, creating and cultivating plants to grow in them, writing about them, and depicting them in art, literature and music.  0109.00
AA/AS area 3

 

Course Number: LH 57
Form and Composition in Landscape Design  Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Principles of composition underlying landscape design: Dynamics of space and scale, visual order, form relationship, aesthetic and experiential dimensions of materials and plants.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 58
CAD Clinic for Landscape Horticulture  Units: 1
Class:  3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: LH 34A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Practical training in the computer-assisted landscape design software VectorWorks: Continuation of materials presented in LH 34A for the preparation of landscape plans in both academic and professional work; designed to increase speed and proficiency in the use of the software, including use and application of all 2D drawing, drafting and editing tools and resource libraries; and creation and management of customized resources and symbols.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 60A
Freehand Drawing for landscape Designers I  Units: 3
Class:  2.5 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Freehand drawing techniques to assist landscape designers in producing three-dimensional images of their designs: Basic line-drawing techniques depicting profiles and texture, light, shade, tone, value, and volume; drawing horizon-line perspective sketches; rendering plants and landscape materials.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 60B
Freehand Drawing for landscape Designers II  Units: 3
Class:  2.5 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Freehand drawing techniques to assist landscape designers to produce three-dimensional images of their designs: Constructing freehand gridded perspective drawings of existing landscapes, converting plan-view landscape design drawings into freehand perspective and axonometric views, depicting complex terrain and elevation changes.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 60C
Freehand Drawing for landscape Designers III  Units: 3
Class:  2.5 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Freehand drawing techniques to assist landscape designers to produce three-dimensional images of their designs: Advanced freehand drawing techniques, isometric sketching techniques, mixed-media presentations, rapid visualization methods, presentation-quality perspective drawings.  0109.10


Course Number: LH 64

Sketching the Cultural Landscape  Units: 3
Class:  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Sketching as a tool for evaluating and recording how people interact with place in the Bay Area: Urban patterns, social, ethnic and historical influences, and the interaction of built and natural landscapes; readings, discussions, and keeping annotated sketchbooks.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 76
Edible Landscaping  Units: 3
Class:  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: LH 1
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Use of food-producing plants in the constructed landscape for homeowners, renters, school gardens, community gardens, senior centers, and micro-farms.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 77
Crop Production, Marketing and Sales  Units: 1.5
Class:  .5 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Plant production from seed to sale: Crop production including propagation techniques, soil mixes, fertilizers, light and water, sales and marketing strategies. 0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 201
Landscape Maintenance Practices Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Day-to-day aspects of maintenance gardening: Organizational skills, advertising, tool selection, generating business, estimating strategies, setting rates, client relations, efficiency strategies, and good maintenance habits.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 202
Soil Management Lab  Units: .5
Class:  1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 2 units.
Description: Experimental and field exercises based on principles and techniques of soil management: Analyzing soils and plants, writing soil reports, performing field tests on the status of soil fertility, classifying important soils of the immediate area, and developing the necessary skills to determine soil fertilizer recommendations.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 203
Greenhouse Operations and Management  Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Description: In-depth study of greenhouse operations and management: Construction of greenhouse structures for specific crops such as mums, cyclamen, poinsettias and azaleas; greenhouse growing media; irrigation systems; heating and cooling; and fertilization programs.  0109.20

 

Course Number: LH 204
Floriculture, Greenhouse Production and Hydroponics  Units: 2
Class:  2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: Principles and practical application of commercial plant and flower production techniques in the greenhouse environment: Flower and greenhouse industry with emphasis on crop selection and scheduling, market cycles, greenhouse controls and media, watering, hydroponics, pest control, post-harvest handling, and marketing.   0109.20

 

Course Number: LH 206
Landscape Maintenance Business Practices  Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Description: Business aspects of maintenance gardening: Bookkeeping, tax records, licenses, and legal matters such as contract law in preparation for the landscape contractors examination; also covers small claims court procedures.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 207Special Projects in Landscape Horticulture Units: 1-4
Class: .5-2 hours lecture, 1.5-6 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 16 units.
Description: Special projects in landscape horticulture: Provides hands-on experience with projects ranging from plant propagation and greenhouse operations to design, construction, irrigation, installation and maintenance of community gardens as well as California native and nonnative gardens.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 208A
Growing and Using Healthful Herbs  Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: Comprehensive study of growing and using herbs for culinary, medicinal, utilitarian, and ornamental use: Herb identification and usage; planting, care, and propagation of herbs; harvesting, preparing, creating, and safely applying herbal products.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 208B
Growing and Using Healthful Herbs  Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: Application of information and principles learned in LH 208A: Performing demos and presentations, and supervising beginning-level students.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 208C
Growing and Using Healthful Herbs  Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: Research of selected herbs, preps, or other aspects of herbology: Designing an herb garden.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 210A
Landscape Design Forum I  Units: 2
Class:  
2 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Description:
 Forum emphasizing professional practices in landscape design, including review of student designs for client presentation and guest speakers in the trade: Basics of contracts and professional licensing options; development of a portfolio to market services.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 210B
Landscape Design Forum II
Units: 2
Class:  2 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Description: Forum emphasizing professional practices in landscape design, including review of student designs for client presentation and guest speakers in the trade: Strategies for estimating landscape design fees and installation costs and managing project budgets.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 210C
Landscape Design Forum III
Units: 2
Class:  2 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Description: Forum emphasizing professional practices in landscape design, including review of student designs for client presentation and guest speakers in the trade: Presenting designs to clients and planning boards; developing resource lists of nurseries, suppliers, and subcontractors; continuing education opportunities in the landscape design field.  0109.10

 

Course Number: LH 211A
Beneficial Beasts in the Garden and Landscape
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: Study of the benefits of incorporating wild, naturalized, and domesticated members of the animal kingdom in the garden and landscape: Life cycles and ecological environments (aquatic, terrestrial, aerial) of animals typically encountered or used in the garden and landscape with concentration on representative species (worms, maggots, mantises, escargot, honeybees, tadpoles, birds, livestock, etc.); biological, mechanical, temporal, and other natural barriers detrimental to undesirables in the landscape.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 211B
Beneficial Beasts in the Garden and Landscape
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: Application of information and principles learned in LH 211A: Performing demos and presentations, and supervising beginning-level students.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 211C
Beneficial Beasts in the Garden and Landscape
Units: 2
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: Research of selected topics in applied zoology: Designing a system integrating animals in the garden landscape.   0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 248NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Landscape Horticulture  Units: .5-9
Class:  0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  0109.00

 

Course Number:  LH 348NA-TZ   Selected Topics in Landscape Horticulture   Units: .5-9
Class:  0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Non-degree applicable
Description: 
See section on Selected Topics.  0109.00

 

Course Number: LH 501  Urban Community Garden (Non-credit)   Units: 0
Class:  1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (Not graded)
Course study under this section may be repeated as necessary
Description: Urban community gardening: Benefits, skills for design and implementation, raised-bed garden techniques, garden maintenance, plant/crop selection, and community organizational skills.  0109.00