2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Horticulture

HORT 105 – 2 Credits
Pesticide Use and Safety

Prepares the Horticulture student for the examination given by the MD State Department of Agriculture for pesticide application certification/licensure; covers principles of pest control, pesticides, laws and regulations, pesticide labeling, pesticides and human health, pesticides and the environment, personal protective equipment, handling pesticides, pesticide emergencies and pesticide alternatives. Lab fee: $10.00 NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042; RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

HORT 106 – 3 Credits
Plant Propagation and Production

Studies the principles and practices in the propagation of plants; covers facilities, equipment, and supplies used in propagation. Lab Fee: $25.00 NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RDNG 051 or ESOL 044 or ACLT 052

HORT 107 – 3 Credits
Basic Landscape Graphics

Introduces the basic principles of landscape graphic design; covers line weight and lettering techniques, graphic symbols, color rendering techniques, one and two point perspectives, techniques of landscape sketching. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: RDNG 051 or ESOL 044 and ENGL 051 or ESOL 042; or ACLT 052

HORT 110 – 3 Credits
Woody Ornamentals I

Studies the more common trees, shrubs, and vines used for landscaping purposes; emphasizes the proper identification, use, and care of woody plants. Lab Fee: $25.00 NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RDNG 051 or ESOL 044 or ACLT 052

HORT 111 – 2 Credits
Herbaceous Garden Plants: Summer

Provides for the study of herbaceous perennials, biennials, and geophytes that are cultivated in gardens and landscape for their summer interest, with emphasis on their identification, environmental requirements, aesthetic character, and landscape design uses. Lab Fee: $25.00 NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RDNG 051 or ESOL 044 or ACLT 052

HORT 115 – 3 Credits
Soils and Fertilizers

Explores soils and fertilizers from a management point of view; emphasis is placed on intensive horticultural practices, practical application of soil/media testing and analysis, soil structure, porosity, pH and its relationship to good cultural practices, nutrient content, and soil/media management will be explored. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042; RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

HORT 117 – 3 Credits
Integrated Pest Management

Explores the common insects, diseases, and weeds that might infest interior ornamentals, nursery and landscape ornamentals, turf, and greenhouse plant materials; prepares the horticulture student for the pesticide applicator licensure examination given by Maryland State Department of Agriculture. Lab Fee: $25.00 NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

HORT 123 – 3 Credits
Turf Management

Studies the identification of the warm and cold season turf grass species used in residential, commercial, and golf course installation; special emphasis will be placed on installation, establishment, environmental factors, and cultural practices. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

HORT 124 – 3 Credits
Greenhouse Management

Examines greenhouse structures and facilities; covers greenhouse crop production techniques and procedures. Lab Fee: $25.00 NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

HORT 125 – 3 Credits
Horticulture Business Management

Studies the business practice associated with the horticulture industry; covers governmental and legal regulations, business plan development, accounting and record keeping, business communication, labor relations and horticultural career opportunities. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

HORT 126 – 3 Credits
Green Roof, Green Wall Technology

Examines the concept of green roof and green wall technologies. The origins, rationale for their use, and their construction are presented. The benefits of their use to both the structure and the environment are examined and evaluated. Their costs, steps in construction, and plant species are studied. Lab Fee: $25.00

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

HORT 127 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Sustainable Horticulture

Working from a definition of sustainability, "land practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs", principles and practices of horticulture are presented. Sustainable practices, emerging technologies, and their applications are examined. Lab Fee: $15.00

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

HORT 130 – 3 Credits
Residential Forestry

Involves the selection, planting, care, and on-going management of trees in established urban and suburban environments. Understanding the benefits and contributions of trees in their planted environments, as well as their specific site requirements are developed. Also covered is the identification of major tree species, both native and introduced. Lab Fee: $25.00

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

HORT 134 – 3 Credits
Landscape Installation, Construction and Maintenance

Studies all aspects of landscape installation and maintenance of plantscapes; learns to identify and use the proper tools, materials, and techniques in the construction of various landscape structures. Lab Fee: $25.00 NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

HORT 181 – 1 Credit
Cooperative Education I: Horticulture

Provides the student with academic credit for knowledge and skill outcomes derived from a planned work experience in the student's chosen career field; provides entry-level career-related experience and workplace competencies that employers value when hiring new employees. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: 12 credits in HORT and permission of Program Director, 2.5 GPA

HORT 201 – 3 Credits
Computerized Landscape Design

Apply landscape design skills in developing computer generated images and designs via using software. Develop presentations, photo-imaged designs, and 3-D plans for landscape plans. Basics of selected landscape design program are used to generate designs. Background in design is required to take full advantage of the program. Lab Fee: $35.00

Prerequisite: HORT 230 or consent of Program Coordinator.

HORT 210 – 3 Credits
Woody Ornamentals II

Continues the study of woody ornamentals; emphasizes deciduous trees, shrubs, and ground cover. Lab Fee: $25.00 NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: HORT 110

HORT 211 – 2 Credits
Plant Classification and Identification

Explores the techniques for identifying plants in the field using simple instruments such as the hand lens and dissecting microscope; emphasis will be placed on vascular plants, but other types will be discussed and studied in the classroom, laboratory, and field. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: HORT 110 or permission from instructor

HORT 216 – 2 Credits
Herbaceous Garden Plants: Spring

Provides for the study of herbaceous perennials, annuals, biennials, and geophytes that are cultivated in gardens and landscapes for spring interest, with emphasis on identification, environment requirements, aesthetic character, and landscape design uses. Lab Fee: $10.00 NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052

HORT 228 – 3 Credits
Sustainable Landscape Planning

Explores new innovations and ideas in landscape development plans for the Midatlantic Region. Plant alliances, their applications to self-sustaining, stable landscape plant communities are examined and designed. Native plants, plantings for wildlife, and use of rain gardens are incorporated into residential design. Lab Fee: $10.00

Prerequisite: HORT 230 or permission of Program Director.

HORT 230 – 3 Credits
Landscape Design

Explores the principles and practices of landscape design while building upon basic graphic skills; special emphasis will be placed on the proper and effective use of plant and landscape materials within various types of landscape plans and designs. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: HORT 107 Lab Fee: $10.00

HORT 233 – 2 Credits
Landscape Design Studio

Provides individual critiques on various landscape designs; expands on landscape design principles taught in Landscape Graphics (HORT107) and Landscape Design (HORT 230). NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: HORT 230 Lab Fee: $10.00