SRJC Course Outlines

2/23/2024 1:24:38 AMHORT 56 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 56Title:  ENTERPRISE PROJECT  
Full Title:  Horticultural Enterprise Project
Last Reviewed:4/10/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR9.00 Contact DHR157.50
 Contact Total10.00 Contact Total175.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

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

Catalog Description:
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In consultation with instructor, student will select a specific agricultural/horticultural crop, commodity, or product and develop an enterprise project, using resources at District or other locations (with instructor's consent). Projects involve field experience in production and management techniques, marketing methods, and eventual sale of the chosen agricultural/horticultural crop, commodity, or product.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion or concurrent enrollment in HORT 70 OR HORT 71 OR HORT 72 OR HORT 91 OR HORT 93


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Instructor consent needed for approval of use of District resources.

Schedule of Classes Information
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In consultation with instructor, student will select a specific agricultural/horticultural crop, commodity, or product and develop an enterprise project, using resources at District or other locations (with instructor's consent). Projects involve field experience in production and management techniques, marketing methods, and eventual sale of the chosen agricultural/horticultural crop, commodity, or product.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:Completion or concurrent enrollment in HORT 70 OR HORT 71 OR HORT 72 OR HORT 91 OR HORT 93
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Instructor consent needed for approval of use of District resources.
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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:TransferableEffective:Spring 2003Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Apply production and marketing skills for a specific agricultural/horticultural crop, commodity, or product.
2.   Compile accurate records of field experience in production and management techniques, marketing methods, and eventual sale of agricultural/horticultural crops, commodities, or products.
 

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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Investigate the feasibility of producing and marketing a specific agricultural/horticultural crop, commodity, or product.
2. Calculate facilities needed and square footage required for production.
3. Operate appropriate tools and equipment safely and correctly.
4. Develop production methods for a particular crop, commodity, or product.
5. Manage production through the life cycle of the individual crop, commodity, or product.
6. Compile accurate records of all related processes and expenses.
7. Develop a marketing plan for the production and sale of crop or commodity.
8. Prepare a statement of income and expenses for an agricultural/horticultural enterprise.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Scope of project
          A. Crop/commodity/product selection
          B. Business plan
          C. Budget
II.  Project implementation
          A. Purchasing supplies
          B. Growing/raising/producing the crop/commodity/product
          C. Maintenance & care or cultivation
          D. Marketing and closing of sale
III. Final analysis
          A. Income and expense statement
          B. Comparison of budget and operating statements
          C. Project analysis
                     1. Reasons for changes
                     2. Reasons for successes/failures
                     3. Suggestions for future enterprises

Assignments:
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1. Prepare a project plan, including commodity proposed, quantity or size of the project, facilities required, projected market, and commodity management plan.
2. Write a marketing plan for commodity production and sale.
3. Implement cultural or production plan utilizing the resources available at Shone Farm or another location.
4. Write a project analysis report (5 pages max.).
5. Prepare a final statement of project income and expenses.

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%
Project plan; marketing plan, and project analysis report.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Plan implementation, project analysis report, income/expense statement
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Field work, crop growth, harvest, sale
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
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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