Landscape and Nursery Technology (LNT)

LNT 70

PRINCIPLES OF PRUNING FRUIT TREES AND VINES

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Fruit tree identification, appropriate pruning practices for specific varieties, diseases, pest recognition and control, safety procedures, and tool recommendations. [D]

LNT 72

HORTICULTURAL EQUIPMENT: CARE AND OPERATION

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides instruction in the safe and proper care and operation of equipment used in landscape construction and maintenance. Includes proper maintenance procedures to ensure safe and efficient equipment operation. [D] (Formerly: OH 72;A&TT 72)

LNT 75

POND DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND CARE

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 0.50 hours, laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Practices and procedures in the design, construction, and maintenance of ponds used in residential landscapes. Topics covered include: design concepts, materials used, installation procedures, initial pond set-up, and pond culture including the proper use of aquatic plants, fish, and maintaining a proper pond ecology. [D]

LNT 85

PESTICIDE LICENSING EXAM PREPARATION

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Prepares students for the California Pesticide Applicators License and Certificate Exams. Includes pesticide laws, understanding pesticide labels, types of pesticides, application methods, license categories, safety, and pest recognition. [ND] (Formerly: OH 85)

LNT 91

SPRINKLER SYSTEM MAINTENANCE: SPRINKLERS, PIPES, AND BACKFLOW DEVICES

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: FALL

Provides principles of sexual and asexual plant propagation. Includes propagation from seed, budding, grafting, cuttings, layering, division, and tissue cultures. [D; CSU]

LNT 92

SPRINKLER SYSTEM MAINENTANC: VALVES AND WIRING

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: FALL

Introduces installation, maintenance, and repair of control valves and wiring used in the sprinkler irrigation industry. [D]

LNT 93

SPRINKLER SYSTEM MAINTENANCE: CONTROLLERS AND SCHEDULING

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: FALL

Introduces installation, operation, and scheduling of landscape irrigation controllers used for sprinkler systems. Includes soil factors, climate, topography, and plant water requirements. [D]

LNT 94

SPRINKLER SYSTEM INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides instruction in the various types, installation methods, maintenance techniques, and repair of sprinklers, pipes, back-flow devices, valves, wiring, and controllers used in the landscape irrigation industry. Emphasizes efficient controller scheduling to conserve water. [D]

LNT 95

PORTFOLIOS, PRESENTATIONS, AND CONSULTATIONS FOR FLORAL DESIGN

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: LNT 138, 140, and 141, or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: FALL

Designed to provide the skills necessary for floral sales presentations and consultations and to give assistance in the development of the student's personal portfolio. [D]

LNT 100

PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes the study of plant structures, functions, taxonomy, and plant-soil-climate relationships, and the importance of plants for food, air, and ornamental purposes. Includes management of plants in greenhouses and nursery structures and in the landscape. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: OH 108)

LNT 101

INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STUD IES

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: BUS 211 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent] Studies the growth of the human population and its effects on energy and climate demands with an emphasis on landscaping and the built environment.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

[ [D; CSU] (Same as: SES 101)

LNT 102

PLANT IDENTIFICATION: DECIDUOUS TREES

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides identification, growth characteristics, environmental requirements, and uses of 40 deciduous trees common to the California landscape. [D; CSU]

LNT 103

PLANT IDENTIFICATION: CONIFERS AND PALMS

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides identification, growth characteristics, environmental requirements, and uses of 40 conifers and palms common to the California landscape. [D; CSU]

LNT 104

PLANT IDENTIFICATION: BROADLEAF TREES

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides identification, growth characteristics, environmental requirements, and uses of 40 broadleaf trees common to the California landscape. [D; CSU]

LNT 105

PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides identification, growth characteristics, environmental requirements, and uses of approximately 120 trees common to the southern California landscape. [D; CSU]

LNT 106

PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FLOWERING SHRUBS

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides identification, growth characteristics, environmental requirements, and uses of 40 flowering shrubs common to the California landscape. [D; CSU]

LNT 107

PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FOLIAGE SHRUBS I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides identification, growth characteristics, environmental requirements, and uses of 40 foliage shrubs common to the California landscape. [D; CSU]

LNT 108

PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FOLIAGE SHRUBS II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides a continuation of LNT 107 and covers the identification, growth characteristics, environmental requirements, and uses of an additional 40 foliage shrubs common to the California landscape. [D; CSU]

LNT 109

PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides identification, growth characteristics, environmental requirements, and uses of 120 shrubs common to the southern California landscape. [D; CSU]

LNT 110

PLANT IDENTIFICATION: ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides identification, growth characteristics, requirements, and uses of 40 annuals and perennials common to the California landscape. [D; CSU]

LNT 111

PLANT IDENTIFICATON: ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides a continuation of LNT 110 and covers the identification, growth characteristics, environmental requirements, and uses of an additional 40 annuals and perennials common to the California landscape. [D; CSU]

LNT 112

PLANT IDENTIFICATION: VINES AND GROUND COVERS

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides identification, growth characteristics, environmental requirements, and uses of 40 vines and ground covers common to the California landscape. [D; CSU]

LNT 113

PLANT IDENTIFICATION - HERBACEOUS PLANTS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides identification, growth characteristics, environmental requirements, and uses of approximately 120 annuals, perennials, ground covers, and vines common to the southern California landscape. [D; CSU]

LNT 116

PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FRUITING PLANTS

1.5 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1.50 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides students with knowledge of the fruiting trees, shrubs, vines, and perennials that are suitable for growing and producing fruit within the climates found in San Diego County. Includes appropriate selection and use, scientific and varietal names, cultural requirements, pest control, and seasonal harvest periods. [D; CSU]

LNT 118

PLANT IDENTIFICATION FOR FLORAL DESIGN

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Designed to provide the student with knowledge of the trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials, suitable for floral design. Includes appropriate scientific names, seasonal availability, and lasting ability. [D; CSU]

LNT 119

PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes identification, environmental requirements, growth characteristics, and uses of trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, and ground covers which can survive under low water conditions. (Field trips required.) [D; CSU] (Formerly: OH 115)

LNT 120

LANDSCAPE DESIGN I

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: LNT 104, LNT 105, and LNT 109 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces landscape design for residential and commercial properties incorporating historical and fundamental principles. Includes drafting skills, functional and aesthetic uses of plant materials, circulation, site evaluation, plant selection, topography and grading, and design theory. (One all-day field trip required.) [D; CSU] (Formerly: OH 120)

LNT 122

LANDSCAPE DESIGN II

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: LNT 120 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides further study in the field of landscape design with emphasis on site analysis, spatial analysis, sensory evaluation, cost considerations, energy conservation through proper design, site details, landscape maintenance specifications, larger scale designs, and improved drawing methods. (One all-day field trip required.) [D; CSU] (Formerly: OH 121)

LNT 123

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the knowledge and skills required to perform professional landscape maintenance, including proper use of landscape tools and equipment, weed control methods, planting, grading and drainage, pruning, plant identification, sprinkler maintenance and repair, and materials used in the trade. [D; CSU]

LNT 124

LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers proper methods of estimating, laying out, and installing landscape hardscape features including concrete, paver patios, walkways, garden retaining walls, wood decks and fences, overhead shade structures, benches, and planters. Includes proper knowledge and use of building materials. [D; CSU]

LNT 125

LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: CONCRETE AND MASONRY SKILLS

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 0.33 hours, laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces concrete and masonry skills required in the landscape construction industry. Emphasizes the characteristics and uses of cement, concrete, and masonry products. Provides hands-on building of sidewalks, patios, foundations, masonry walls, masonry facing products, and the importance of proper drainage. [D; CSU]

LNT 126

LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: FENCE, DECK, AND LUMBER SKILLS

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 0.33 hours, laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides landscape construction skills related to lumber projects. Emphasizes the characteristics and uses of wood, wood substitutes, and wood fasteners. Includes hands-on building projects such as fences, decks, overhead shade structures, benches, and planters. [D; CSU]

LNT 127

LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: SPRINKLER INSTALLATION

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 0.50 hours, laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides sprinkler system installation skills required in the landscape construction industry. Includes proper methods of installing sprinklers, pipes, fittings, valves, wiring, backflow prevention devices, and controllers for residential and commercial systems. Includes required procedures that adhere to local sustainable installation practices. [D; CSU]

LNT 128

SPRINKLER DESIGN

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the principles of proper water application to ornamental areas by the use of sprinklers and micro-irrigation equipment. Includes hydraulics, sprinkler layout, piping, drip systems, subsurface irrigation, and related irrigation practices. Emphasizes methods for efficient water application and water conservation. (One all-day field trip required.) [D; CSU] (Formerly: OH 125)

LNT 129

SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE/WATER AUDITOR

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces methods and procedures for the evaluation of landscape designs, landscape installations, landscape maintenance practices, and water application techniques for sustainable landscape practices. Provides procedures followed in both a landscape audit and a water audit. Includes methods for improving landscape and irrigation installations to best conserve and reuse available resources. [D]

LNT 131

LANDSCAPE CONTRACTING AND ESTIMATING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Procedures and methods for proper landscape estimating and bidding. Interpretation of blueprints and specifications determining overhead and profit percentages. Understanding of landscape contracting regulation and business procedures. Requirements of becoming a licensed landscape contractor. [D]

LNT 132

TURF MANAGEMENT

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes identification and management of grasses used in landscape, golf courses, and sports field areas. Includes establishment methods, mowing, fertilization, thatch control, and pest management. (One all-day field trip required.) [D; CSU] (Formerly: OH 128)

LNT 134

SOILS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides derivation, characteristics, and classification of soils. Includes methods used to modify and improve existing soil conditions. Emphasizes types and uses of organic matter and amendments. (One all-day field trip required.) [D; CSU] (Formerly: OH 130)

LNT 136

PLANT PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Effects of insects, weeds, diseases, and parasites on ornamental plants. Includes identification of life cycles, hosts, and habitat relationships, and pesticide use and regulations. Emphasizes sustainable and environmentally sound pest control methods in Southern California. (One all-day field trip required.) [D; CSU] (Formerly: OH 132)

LNT 138

FLORAL DESIGN I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $30

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces theory, techniques, and skills practiced in the floral design industry. Includes instruction in basic design principles, cut flower preparation and care, merchandising and packaging. (One all-day field trip required.) [D; CSU] (Formerly: OH 136)

LNT 140

FLORAL DESIGN II

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $50

Prerequisite: LNT 138 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Continues building skills learned in LNT 138 Floral Design I. Emphasizes wedding, funeral, banquet and contemporary floral design work. Provides a more in-depth study of flower shop management. [D; CSU] (Formerly: OH 137)

LNT 141

FLORAL DESIGN III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $75

Prerequisite: LNT 140 or equivalent.

Lecture 0.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hour

Offered: ALL

Enhances the development of the creative ability of the student. Includes designing original arrangements for the following topics: tropicals, theme luncheons, specialty events, hotel lobbies, etc. [D; CSU]

LNT 143

FLORICULTURE AND NURSERY OPERATIONS: TREE AND SHRUBS PRODUCTION

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 0.66 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Designed to provide information with regard to the propagation and growth requirements of trees and shrubs, production scheduling, containers for various stages of growth, and pests and diseases encountered during production. [D; CSU]

LNT 144

HOUSE PLANT CARE AND PRODUCTION

1.5 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1.50 hour

Offered: ALL

Fundamentals of plant selection, placement, and maintenance for interior purposes. Includes plant identification, watering, fertilization practices, pest and disease control, pruning, and site evaluation. [D; CSU]

LNT 146

PLANT PROPAGATION

1.5 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1.50 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides principles of sexual and asexual plant propagation. Includes propagation from seed, budding, grafting, cuttings, layering, division, and tissue cultures. [D; CSU] (Formerly: OH 122)

LNT 147

WEDDING DESIGN AND EVENT PLANNING

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $75

Prerequisite: LNT 140 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: SPRING

Focuses on the mechanics and placement of professionally designed wedding and event floral arrangements. Emphasizes specialty designs, decorations, and placement reflecting contemporary lifestyle choices of ceremony and reception sites. Includes sales, planning, and implementation. [D; CSU]

LNT 148

HORTICULTURAL BUSINESS PRACTICES

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides procedures in the ownership or management of a horticultural business including start up, financing, advertising, employee relationships, recordkeeping, applicable laws and regulations, customer relations, suppliers, and obtaining new customers. [D; CSU] (Formerly: OH 138)

LNT 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of landscape and nursery technology which is of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU]