SRJC Course Outlines

2/25/2024 12:54:43 AMFLORS300.4 Course Outline as of Spring 2000

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS300.4Title:  FLORAL CARE & HANDLING  
Full Title:  Identification & Handling of Flowers, Foliages & Plants
Last Reviewed:2/1/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled2.008 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total16.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  32.00Total Student Learning Hours: 48.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Non-Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  04 - Different Topics
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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In-depth study of topics for people interested in working and advancing in the floral industry.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Specific study and techniques in the identification and care of cut flowers & foliage & potted plants.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:04 - Different Topics


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Properly identify cut flowers, foliages, green and blooming plants.
2.  Properly process and care for cut flowers so as to maximize their
   lasting capabilities.
3.  Gain knowledge in the care of green & blooming plants.
4.  Demonstrate the correct mechanics of constructing dish gardens &
   English basket gardens.
5.  Demonstrate decoration and enhancement of planted gardens and
   other plants.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Equipment used in processing of cut flowers - basic instruction
   a.  Knives & snips
   b.  Underwater cutting systems & choppers
   c.  Refrigeration requirements
2.  Identification
   a.  Standard flowers
   b.  Tropical flowers
   c.  Green plants
   d.  Blooming plants
3.  Product Procurement
   a.  Purchasing - quality & pre-care
   b.  Sourcing and variety knowledge
4.  Cleaning and processing of flowers and foliages
   a.  Hydrating techniques
   b.  Preservatives
   c.  Conditioning
   d.  Maintenance & cleaning
5.  Storage & Care
   a.  Refrigeration
   b.  Ethylene concerns
   c.  Cleaning & maintenance of equipment
   d.  Floral foam
6.  Water quality and effect on flowers

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1.  Demonstrate proper care and handling of flowers, foliages and plants.
2.  Notebook including floral identifications, definitions and terms,
   descriptions of proper care and handling processes.
3.  Quizzes and exams.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Lab Work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Multiple choice, Short Answers
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Attendance & Participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor Syllabus

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