SRJC Course Outlines

10/24/2020 1:55:18 PMFLORS 116 Course Outline as of Spring 2014

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 116Title:  FLORAL ID CARE HANDLING  
Full Title:  Identification and Handling of Flowers, Foliages and Plants
Last Reviewed:9/9/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

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

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of FLORS 83A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Identification, 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:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of FLORS 83A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Locate sources for and identify a variety of cut flowers, foliages, green, and blooming plants.
2.  Demonstrate proper care and handling methods for flowers, foliages, green and blooming plants.
3.  Create a table top garden using a variety of small plants including succulents, green and blooming plants.
 

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Upon completion of the course, students 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 of quality flower, foliage, and plant products.
5. Describe the proper and safe use of tools and equipment for processing cut flowers and crafting designs.
6. Identify floral products that are appropriate to use in dried floral arrangement.
7. Create a tabletop garden.
8. Determine the specific products used to enhance the vase life of cut flowers and foliages.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Equipment used in processing of cut flowers
     A.  Knives and snips
    B.  Underwater cutting systems and choppers
    C.  Refrigeration requirements
    D.  Buckets and containers
2.  Identification and binomial nomenclature
    A.  Standard flowers
    B.  Tropical flowers
    C.  Green plants
    D.  Blooming plants
    E.  Succulents
    F.  Foliages and greens
3.  Product procurement
    A.  Purchasing - quality and pre-care
    B.  Sourcing and variety knowledge
    C.  Specific quantity 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
    F.  Safety
5.  Storage and care
    A.  Refrigeration
    B.  Ethylene concerns
    C.  Cleaning and maintenance of equipment
    D.  Floral foam
6.  Seasonal materials
    A.  Spring bulb flowers
    B.  Christmas holiday greens
7. Cleaning and processing of flowers and foliages in preparation for the drying process
     A. Types of flowers and foliage
    B. Conditioning
    C. Maintenance
    D.  Different methods of drying and preserving
8. Tabletop Gardens
    A. Selection of blooming and green plants and succulents
    B. Containers
    C. Care and Maintenance
    D. Materials and techniques used for decorative purposes

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1. Complete worksheets on plant/floral identification and proper processing, care and handling.
2. Compile a notebook of plant/floral identification and proper processing, care and handling information.
3. Written report, 1-2 pages, on selection, process of dried material.
4. Design and create a table top garden.
5. Quizzes (1-2) and final exam.
6. Reading, approximately 10 - 20 pages per week.
7. Evaluate different products and their effectiveness for long vase life with a written report, 1-2 pages

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
15 - 25%
Notebook, reports on dried material and vase life.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Worksheets: plant/floral identification
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 25%
Create table top garden.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes (1-2) and final exam.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Handbook of Flowers, Foliage, and Creative Design. Cengage Learning, 2000 (classic).
Instructor prepared materials.

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