SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 10:54:35 AMHORT 151 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 151Title:  PRUNING ORNAMENTALS  
Full Title:  Pruning Ornamentals
Last Reviewed:12/14/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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:  AG 297.11

Catalog Description:
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A guide to pruning trees, shrubs, vines and perennials. Discussion of basic plant shapes and how plants grow as the foundation for the benefits of pruning. Basic pruning methods and procedures. Correct tool use and maintenance.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A guide to pruning trees, shrubs, vines and perennials. Discussion of basic plant shapes and how plants grow as the foundation for the benefits of pruning. Basic pruning methods and procedures. Correct tool use and maintenance.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
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.   Differentiate among the basic pruning techniques and apply to appropriate plants.
2.   Discuss the relationship between a plant's growth habit and the selection of proper pruning technique.
3.   Use the correct pruning tool.
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. List the common reasons to prune.
2. Differentiate among the basic pruning techniques.
3. Compare and contrast common plant growth responses to basic pruning techniques.
4. Identify available pruning tools.
5. Select proper tool for the proper pruning job.
6. Compare excurrent vs. decurrent tree growth patterns.
7. Distinguish among common shrub and ground cover growth forms.
8. Describe various specialty pruning practices and the techniques used to for each.

Topics and Scope
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I. Purposes for pruning
II. Basic plant growth patterns
III. Plants' response to cuts
IV. Basic pruning techniques
    A. Heading back
    B. Thinning out
    C. Shear
    D. Deadhead
    E. Pinching
V. Pruning tools
    A. Selection
    B. Proper use and safety
    C. Maintenance
VI. Specialty pruning techniques
    A. Needled evergreens
    B. Vines
    C. Rejuvenation
    D. Establishment
    E. Special techniques
        1. Topiary
        2. Espalier
        3. Pollard

Assignments:
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1. Written assignment: identify and label pruning tools in a displayed selection.
2. Written assignment: examine an identified tree specimen and analyze what pruning needs to be done for better shape and health.
3. Skill demonstration: proper pruning on designated plants.
4. Skill demonstration: take apart, maintain, and reassemble selected pruning tools.
5. Reading from textbook and instructor prepared materials.

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%
Pruning tools inventory and identification assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Pruning analysis assignment
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Demonstration of pruning techniques; pruning tools assembly and maintenance
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
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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Ortho, All About Pruning. 2000 (Classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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