SRJC Course Outlines

9/27/2021 12:34:36 PMADLTED 742.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ADLTED 742.1Title:  HARDSCAPING 1: IRRIG  
Full Title:  Hardscaping 1: Irrigation and Non-plant Features
Last Reviewed:4/24/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled08 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum0Lab Scheduled5.004 min.Lab Scheduled40.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total40.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 40.00 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ADLTED 742

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to non-plant landscaping with emphasis on industry-specific terminology related to water use. Students will practice communication skills using common phrases for interacting with clients or future employers. Topics include landscape planning, irrigation systems, graywater and stormwater capture, tools, air quality, workplace safety, and employment opportunities.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Concurrent Enrollment in ADLTED 745.3Concurrent Enrollment in ADLTED 745.3

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to non-plant landscaping with emphasis on industry-specific terminology related to water use. Students will practice communication skills using common phrases for interacting with clients or future employers. Topics include landscape planning, irrigation systems, graywater and stormwater capture, tools, air quality, workplace safety, and employment opportunities.
(Non-Credit Course)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Concurrent Enrollment in ADLTED 745.3Concurrent Enrollment in ADLTED 745.3
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions

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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various irrigation systems.
2.  Explain the benefits of and procedures for capturing stormwater and graywater.
3.  Assess the appropriate and safe use of common landscaping hand and power tools.
4.  Describe employment opportunities in the landscape irrigation field and their qualifications
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the components of a typical sprinkler system and controller
2. Explain typical problems, trouble-shooting strategies, and repairs of sprinkler systems for
    maximum water efficiency
3. Describe the basic components, installation, and operation of a drip irrigation system
4. Compare and contrast the definition and benefits of stormwater and rainwater capture
5. Explain the steps to creating a bioswale/rain garden
6. Describe a typical graywater system
7. Recognize, name, and explain commonly used hand and power tools
8. Discuss safety rules for hand and power tools
9. Describe and explain the benefits of low-emissions power tools
10. Describe common jobs in hardscaping and their qualifications

Topics and Scope
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I. Irrigation Basics
    A. Water requirements for types of plants and timing of watering
    B. Complying with local water restrictions
    C. Hand watering
II. Irrigation: Comparing and Using Various Systems
    A. Sprinklers vs. drip
    B. Scheduling and programming watering systems
    C. Troublingshooting, repair and retrofit of systems
    D. Site evaluation to reduce use and run-off
III. Irrigation: Eco-friendly Alternatives and Supplements
    A. Stormwater collection
    B. Graywater collection
IV. Landscape Planning Concepts
V. Workers' Rights and Safety
    A. Air quality and low-emissions options
    B. Hand and power tool safety procedures
    C. Review of OSHA coverage and rules
VI. Employment
    A. Exploring careers in landscaping
    B. Job search and application process
    C. Starting, maintaining, and upgrading a landscaping business

Assignments:
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1. Unit tests which include listening, completing graphic organizers, filling in the blanks,
    selecting multiple choice answers, and completing written sentences and short
    paragraphs (2 - 4)
2. Identify irrigation system components, individually and in groups (4 - 6)
3. Quizzes on vocabulary and reading comprehension (4 - 6)
4. Group presentations on selected topics (2 - 3)
5. Role-playing activities (4 - 6)

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
0 - 0%
None
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Component identification activities
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Role-playing activities; group presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Unit tests; vocabulary and reading quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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