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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Course Descriptions


HORT-100   Introduction to Horticulture
4 Credits

Introduction  to Horticulture is an introductory course which provides a broad spectrum of top- ics in the field of plant science. Specific topics covered are: plant structures, classification, soils, plant growth and development, propagation, pesticides, insects, diseases and plant protection. The course‚Äôs objective is to make the students well-rounded in all aspects of plant science and prepare them for future classes in the curriculum of a more specific nature. This course is geared for  commercial  horticulture  workers  as well as for the homeowner.  The subject matter is covered scientifically and practically so that the student can put into practice what is learned. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

HORT-210   Woody Plants
3 Credits

Woody  Plants is an introductor y course  for nursery and landscape purposes and also covers plants found in arboretums, forests and fields in various regions  of  the United  States. The purpose is to provide a practical understanding of woody plant characteristics so students can relate knowledge taught to the field  of orna- mental horticulture. A study of plant taxonomy, groupings, plant material terminology and data, and an introduction to plant ecology constitute course topics. Prerequisite: HORT-100. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)


HORT-220   Landscape Design and Contracting
3 Credits

In this course, the student will be introduced to the art, aesthetics and science of residential and commercial landscape design and contracting. In addition, the student will be able to proceed with a design plan and install a proper soil, grasses, plant materials, shrubs and structures that will be manageable and lasting. The student will also be introduced to legal responsibilities and cost estimation relative to landscape con- tracting. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

HORT-230   Pest and Disease Control
3 Credits

Entomology and plant disease control is a basic course for plant science majors. It provides the basic understanding of insects and diseases that attack ornamental plant materials and turf grasses. Details of the nature and structure of insects, effects of insect destruction and insect classification are major components. Plant diseases, weed identification   and respective controls  are also discussed as they apply to trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, roses and turf. Prerequisite: HORT-100. (2 hours lecture,
2 hours lab weekly)

HORT-240   Turf Grass Management
3 Credits

This course involves the management of turf grasses for both landscape and recreational uses. At the end of the course, the student should have a working  knowledge  of grass varieties and their uses: use of a key in plant grass identification; growth requirements including temperature, fer- tilizers, irrigation and drainage; pest identification and control including fungi, nematodes, insects and weeds; cultivation (planting and mowing) thatch  management and auxiliar y practices; sod establishment; and golf course practices. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)


hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST