SRJC Course Outlines

2/27/2024 9:41:58 AMFLORS 110 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 110Title:  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
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total24.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  48.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FLORS300.4

Catalog Description:
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Care and handling of fresh flowers, foliage, and plants for individuals interested in working and advancing in the floral industry.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in FLORS 83A and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for EMLS 100 ( or ESL 100)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Care and handling of fresh flowers, foliage, and plants for individuals interested in working and advancing in the floral industry.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in FLORS 83A and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for EMLS 100 ( or ESL 100)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Classify and identify species and types of flowers, foliages, and green
and blooming plants commonly used by retail florists based on the binomial
method of plant nomenclature.
2. Determine proper care and handling methods for flowers from the grower
to the retail shop.
3. Evaluate species and types of flowers, foliages and green and blooming
plants for their expression of principles and rules of design and color.
4. Identify sources and procure quality flower, foliage, and plant
products.
5. Evaluate processing, care, and storage methods for potential to
maximize lasting capabilities of cut flowers.
6. Describe the proper and safe use of tools and equipment for processing
cut flowers and crafting designs.

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

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1.  Complete worksheets on floral identification and proper processing,
care and handling.
2. Compile a notebook of floral identification and proper processing, care
and handling information.
3. Prepare a graphic presentation (poster, photograph, etc.) demonstrating
how a combination of flowers and foliages and/or green and blooming plants
express design principles.
4. Quizzes (1-2) and final exam.
5. Reading, approximately 10 - 20 pages per week.

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
20 - 30%
Notebook
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Worksheets: plant ID.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 15%
Graphic presentation.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, Short Answers
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance & Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Handbook of Flowers, Foliage, and Creative Design. Hunger, Norah T.
Delmar, 1999.
Instructor prepared materials.

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