2019-2020 College Catalog by Miracosta College

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Page 251 of 2019-2020 College Catalog

areas of study courses hort 126 irrigation and water management units 3 prerequisites none acceptable for credit csu lecture 2 hours laboratory 3 hours course typically offered fall hort 140 subtropical fruit and plant production units 3 prerequisites none acceptable for credit csu lecture 2 hours laboratory 3 hours course typically offered spring this course introduces the design installation and maintenance of water-efficient irrigation systems topics include water supply basic hydraulics climate soil and plant characteristics component identification and terminology auditing scheduling pipe sizing layout electrical components and water conservation practices appropriate for southern california participation in field exercises field trips and other lab activities is required this course examines the principles and practices involved in subtropical fruit and plant production such as citrus and avocados and other emerging crops topics include propagation site selection planting fertilization irrigation and pest control the course also covers harvest techniques marketing and industry economic trends field trips to local orchards and groves are required hort 127 landscape design units 3 prerequisites none acceptable for credit csu uc lecture 2 hours laboratory 3 hours course typically offered fall spring this course introduces the principles and practices of landscape design topics include the principles and process of design drafting hand drawn graphics and presentation methods projects emphasize residential and small commercial sites students are required to attend field trips hort 128 landscape construction units 3 prerequisites none acceptable for credit csu lecture 2 hours laboratory 3 hours course typically offered fall this course introduces the fundamentals of landscape construction topics include soil preparation paving and construction materials hand and power tool use turf and plant installation plan reading estimating and bid preparation the course also covers local codes state requirements and new technologies it prepares students to pass the c-27 landscaping contractor s license exam students are required to participate in lab activities and attend field trips hort 134 integrated pest management units 3 prerequisites none acceptable for credit csu lecture 2 hours laboratory 3 hours course typically offered spring this course examines the common pests that invade ornamental plantings and nursery crops in southern california including weeds invertebrate pests and plant diseases students learn to diagnose pest problems and design solutions to these problems based upon an integration of approved pest management techniques and practices including cultural biological mechanical/physical and chemical control methods this course is designed to assist students in preparing for california licensing exams in pest management or to earn continuing education hours to maintain their license hort 144 nursery management and production units 3 prerequisites none acceptable for credit csu lecture 2 hours laboratory 3 hours course typically offered fall this course analyzes the operation and management of plant nursery facilities and personnel including cultural practices scheduling of nursery crops marketing and legal and environmental issues students examine the relationships of light temperature moisture humidity and fertility as well as their impact on plant production topics include pruning transplanting propagation and pest control methods students are required to attend field trips to local nurseries hort 145 sensory analysis of wines units 1.5 prerequisites none acceptable for credit csu uc lecture 1.50 hours course typically offered fall or spring this course surveys the history and development of winemaking detailing the grape varieties produced in the major wineproducing regions of the world topics include the influence of climate and soil wine fermentation handling storage and bottling methods and wine disorders students learn organoleptic tasting techniques to differentiate among the characteristics and styles of various wines students must be at least 21 to enroll hort 147 wines of california units 1.5 prerequisites none acceptable for credit csu lecture 1.50 hours course typically offered fall or spring this course introduces the wines and major wine producing regions of california it covers history viticultural practices winemaking styles and sensory evaluation techniques of representative california wines students must be at least 21 miracosta college 2019-2020 catalog 251