Agriculture
COMPUTERS IN HORTICULTURE
AG 086
3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to a wide variety of computer software and how it relates to site planning and other areas within the horticulture field. Students learn how to use the software through the research and knowledge gained from field studies, speakers, and/or visits to local city and county offices. Skills learned in this class help the student make logical decisions when designing a landscape and in using computer technology available to them.
PLANT IDENTIFICATION
AG 106
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Practice and methods used by florists in house plant care and identification. Common names of plants sold in retail flower shops and greenhouses. Planting dish gardens and terrariums. [GE]
FIELD STUDIES IN HORTICULTURE
AG 108
1 - 4 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Design and maintenance of various gardens, examination of comprehensive plant collections. Prerequisite: AG 130 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE
AG 130
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Vegetable and fruit crops, ornamentals, landscape and horticulture practices, controls, maintenance, basic plant science, growth and development. Field trips required. [GE]
DECIDUOUS LANDSCAPE PLANT IDENTIFICATION
AG 135
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Deciduous plant materials. Identification, environmental requirements, growth habits, usage, maintenance and basic problems of ornamental plant materials: trees, shrubs, vines and ground covers. [GE]
EVERGREEN LANDSCAPE PLANT IDENTIFICATION
AG 136
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Evergreen plant materials. Identification, environmental requirements, growth habits, usage, maintenance and basic problems of ornamental plant materials: trees, shrubs, vines and ground covers. Prerequisite: AG 135 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
FLOWERING LANDSCAPE PLANTS
AG 137
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Identification, environmental requirements, growth habits, and landscape use of colorful local flowering trees and shrubs: rhododendrons and azaleas, popular annual and perennial flowers, flowering vines and ground covers. [GE]
PLANT PROPAGATION
AG 140
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Sexual and asexual plant reproduction. Seed and cutting production of foliage plants and woody ornamentals. Grafting techniques. Field trips required. Prerequisite: AG 130 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT
AG 150
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Greenhouse management skills. Production of greenhouse potted flowering and foliage plants and winter bedding crops. Greenhouse design, materials, crop scheduling and environmental control. Field trips required. Prerequisite: AG 130 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSERY OPERATIONS
AG 155
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Buildings, growing structures, equipment, and operations in the wholesale and retail nursery business. Planning, planting schedules, growing and marketing of container and field-grown nursery stock and bedding plants. Students will operate a nursery. Field trips required. Prerequisite: AG 130 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ANIMAL SCIENCE
AG 175
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Introduction to biological concepts including cellular basis of life, growth and development, genetics, reproduction, nutrition, and disease. Topics will be introduced using domestic animals as examples. This course is intended for nonscience majors and fulfills laboratory science requirements. It is also appropriate for science majors considering related careers, such as veterinary medicine. Concurrent enrollment in lab. Credit not allowed for both BIOL 104 and AG/BIOL 175. [NS]
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CROPS
AG 185
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Fruit and vegetable crops grown in Southwestern Washington. Standard varieties planting, environmental requirements, pests, cultural practices, harvesting, storage and marketing. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite: AG 130 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
AG 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in landscaping, grounds maintenance, greenhouse production or nursery stock production, etc. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in HDEV 195, 198 or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
SOILS
AG 200
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Properties of soils, their origin, development and classification. Application of soil management with appropriate laboratory experience. [GE]
TURF MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE
AG 205
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Turf establishment for home lawns, golf course greens and parks. Seeding, sodding, disease, fertilizer programs, insect problems and controls and maintenance. Field trips may be required. [GE]
LANDSCAPE DESIGN
AG 210
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Planning and design of landscape materials in residential and commercial properties. Prerequisite: AG 135, 136, 137, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
COMPUTERIZED LANDSCAPE DESIGN
AG 211
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to Landscape Design using computer aided design programs, including Design Ware, PhotoShop and PowerPoint. Use of color, texture, direction, line and shape in the design process is also covered. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AG 086 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
COMPUTERIZED LANDSCAPE DRAFTING
AG 212
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to computer-aided landscape drafting using LandCADD and/or AutoCAD software. Students learn basic landscape design principles in order to draft aerial views and incorporate irrigation systems. Topics include drafting techniques for base plans, site plans and landscape plans, as well as the ability to prepare presentations to show clients. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AG 086 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
AG 220
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Pruning, grooming, and maintaining landscape trees and shrubs. Cultural operations in annual and perennial flower beds and ground covers. Weed and pest control. Practices, care and use of pruning and hand tools. Business practices in maintenance operations and scheduling. Prerequisite: AG 135 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT
AG 240
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Installation and mechanization of irrigation systems for landscape of commercial and residential sites. Drip irrigation. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite: AG 130 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
BACKFLOW PREVENTION IRRIGATION
AG 241
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Approved backflow protection, repair, maintenance, state plumbing codes, installation, test procedures, safety requirements, and upcoming events/knowledge. [GE]
LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION
AG 250
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Reading and interpreting landscape drawings, grading, leveling and soil preparation. Construction of decks, fences, walkways and other landscape features. Students will work on class and/or individual landscape projects. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite: AG 210 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
TISSUE CULTURE
AG 255
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to tissue culturing: history and botanical basis for tissue culture, preparing media, and media formulas and tissue culture techniques. [GE]
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
AG 260
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Identification of insects, diseases and miscellaneous pests and weeds in ornamentals, vegetable, fruit and greenhouse crops in Western Washington/Oregon. Controls for agricultural plant pests, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and soil fumigants. Preparation for public and commercial licenses. Current EPA standards, restrictions and regulations of chemical use. Prerequisite: AG 130 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
AG 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]