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  • Search for LAT101LAT101 3 credits

    General Horticulture

    Provides students with an overview of the trades and basic horticultural skills that are involved in those trades. Includes horticultural terms related to the fundamentals of plant life and their effects on the environment. Problem-solving and decision-making skills will be emphasized as well as an integrated plant health approach to establishing and managing plantings.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered winter term.

  • Search for LAT107LAT107 3 credits

    Pest Control

    Covers Oregon pesticide law, applicator licensing, and pesticide types and their applications. The toxicity nomenclature and the safety requirements to avoid personal and environmental exposures will be included. Common weed, insect and disease pest characteristics will be addressed as well as the integrated pest management technique of pest control.
    Prerequisites: MTH20, RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered winter term.

  • Search for LAT109LAT109 3 credits

    Arboriculture

    Studies the cultivation of trees and shrubs especially for ornamental purposes: where they grow, how they grow, why they grow, and our relationship with them as well as field identification and hands-on practice regarding proper planting and pruning techniques.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered infrequently.

  • Search for LAT110LAT110 3 credits

    Plant Identification I

    Covers the terminology and structure of classifying and identifying plant materials. Over 100 ornamental trees, shrubs and ground covers are explored with a focus on the southern Oregon region. Classes are primarily held outdoors where students will identify plants by their common and Latin names. Field studies include collecting a sample of each plant to be included in an herbarium.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered fall term.

  • Search for LAT111LAT111 3 credits

    Plant Identification II

    Classifies and identifies flowering trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Over 100 plant varieties are explored with a focus on creating aesthetically pleasing sustainable landscapes. Classes are primarily held outdoors where students will identify plants by their common and Latin names. Field studies include collecting a sample of each plant to be included in an herbarium.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered spring term.

  • Search for LAT115LAT115 3 credits

    Ecology of the Siskiyous

    Introduces unique plant and animal communities found within the southern Oregon region. Explores the interdependence on minerals, climate, and other natural systems. The growth and development of human populations in relation to natural systems and how humans have made an impact on the natural ecosystems will be highlighted. Students provide their own transportation to off-campus field trips during which a moderate amount of walking on rough ground is necessary.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered spring term.

  • Search for LAT118LAT118 3 credits

    Oregon Native Plants

    Offers an opportunity to learn about the sustainable use and production of native trees, shrubs, forbs, and grasses that are used in the landscape industry and as restoration material for various agencies that administer public lands. Students will identify common native plants of Oregon as well as understand their environmental requirements, adaptation, and use in sustainable landscapes.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered summer term.

  • Search for LAT120LAT120 3 credits

    Landscape Construction

    Introduces the basic elements of construction. Establishes students’ capabilities in organizing, reading and comprehending fundamental project documents, specifications and procedures, and demonstrates how to apply that information to arrive at estimates, costs and bids. Includes site preparation and construction initiation.
    Prerequisites: MTH20, RD30, and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered fall term.

  • Search for LAT122LAT122 3 credits

    Small Engine Repair

    Introduces the history and operating principles of combustion engines and provides maintenance tips and diagnostic procedures to keep engines running properly. Topics include port design, fuels and fuel metering systems, ignitions and spark testing, compression testing, leak-down testing, and basic rebuild- versus-replace process.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered winter term.

  • Search for LAT130LAT130 3 credits

    Turfgrass Management

    Studies turfgrasses and their characteristics, uses, and management as primary ground covers. Includes the optimal, supportive environments of soils, irrigation, fertilization, pest control, and special management factors that result in good turfgrass cultural practices. Additionally, a comprehensive introduction to the selection, establishment, maintenance and renovation of turfgrasses will be reviewed. Uses of turf substitutes in unique situations will also be addressed as a problem-solving tool.
    Prerequisites: MTH20, RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered spring term.

  • Search for LAT135LAT135 3 credits

    Irrigation Design

    Presents the materials, equipment, and methodology used to design an irrigation system that will support various plant materials in landscaped areas. Principle emphasis will be given to residential landscapes, but larger, more expansive areas will also be reviewed.
    Prerequisites: MTH20, RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered summer term.

  • Search for LAT137LAT137 3 credits

    Landscape Management

    Covers essentials of both business commitment and daily, fundamental maintenance activities. Includes general methods of site analysis, services costing and public relations. Assuming that the business has a client base, the course focuses on each maintenance activity as part of an overall maintenance program with considerations given to seasonal impacts and scheduling adjustments.
    Prerequisites: MTH20, RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered fall term.

  • Search for LAT142LAT142 3 credits

    Site and Landscape Planning

    Introduces basic design principles, drawing skills, and plant selection techniques required to produce landscape plans for residential and commercial clients. Topics include landscape design principles, sketching and drawing skills, site analysis, plant and material selection, and the landscape design process.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered winter term.

  • Search for LAT180LAT180 Variable Credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Landscape Technician

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.
    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

  • Search for LAT199LAT199 Variable credit

    Special Studies: Landscape

    Provides special interest courses that incorporate unique topics, interests, needs and desires as expressed by the local community and the landscape industry.