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Degree & Certificate Programs HISTORY AA-T DEGREE (CONTINUED) Lower-division history courses taken at Orange Coast College will introduce students to the broad sweep of historical events both within the United States and across the world and help them better understand the role of cause and effect and the interaction of continuity and change in the unfolding of history. Students will refine their ability to read and analyze historical courses and to use them appropriately in developing valid historical arguments. The most obvious application of a bachelor’s degree in history is to prepare individuals to teach, pursue historical research, or work in museums. In addition, the insights into the human experience and the skills gained through the study of history - to think clearly and analytically and to communicate effectively both in writing and orally - are excellent preparation for careers in many fields including law, public service, and business. HORTICULTURE HORTICULTURE The Horticulture program prepares students for many attractively paying positions in the nursery industry. These positions include those in production and sales, interior plantscaping, landscape design, and construction and maintenance. Students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all major coursework. Program Outcome 1. Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools. Course Units Core Courses: History of the United States to 1876 / Honors History of the United States Since 1876 / Honors HIST HIST A170 / A170H A175 / A175H Subtotal 6 List A - Six (6) units: World History 1 / Honors HIST A161 / A161H Or Western Civilization 1 / Honors HIST A180 / A180H World History 2 / Honors HIST A162 / A162H Or Western Civilization 2 / Honors HIST A185 / A185H 3 HIST HIST HIST HIST HIST HIST A101 A145 A150 A161 / A161H A185 / A185H A187 The Horticulture Department boasts excellent facilities, including a well- equipped classroom building set in beautifully landscaped grounds. The grounds themselves have been planted with a large collection of trees, shrubs, ground covers, and vines, and they serve as a laboratory for many of the classes. A nursery with over 6,000 square feet of greenhouse space and 4,000 square feet of shade structures round out this marvelous facility on the Orange Coast College campus. 3 3 3 Subtotal 6 List B (Area 1) - Complete one (1) course: Afro-American History History of Mexico Ethnic Groups of the United States: Their Histories *World History 1 / Honors *Western Civilization 2 / Honors Women in History 3 3 Students may take one or more courses from the program to learn about horticulture for its own sake and for theirs, or they may take the courses required for the Certificate of Achievement in Horticulture. Either option is an introduction to natural beauty. The courses have been designed both for full-time students planning to enter the horticulture field and for those people working in one of the many interesting areas of horticulture who wish to expand their horticultural knowledge. Most classes are conducted during convenient evening hours to allow working students to study for a new career and those with jobs in the field of Horticulture to upgrade their skills. 3 3 3 3 3 3 Program Mission Statement Upon completion of the Horticulture Program students will have the knowledge, skills and experience to work with plant material in multiple applications and multiple fields in the Landscaping and Nursery industries. Students will be qualified for careers in Landscape Design, Landscape Contracting, Landscape Maintenance, Arboriculture, Nursery practices, and Irrigation and Water Management. CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT Program Outcomes Subtotal 3 1. List B (Area 2) - Complete one (1) course from the following (or any course not taken from above): History of England and Greater Britain HIST A195 3 Use knowledge of various plant materials to better design and maintain an outdoor garden or landscape. 2. Describe man’s relationship with plants for food and environmental enhancement. 3. Describe current sustainability issues in Southern California and how good horticultural practices will improve long term sustainability. 4. Use knowledge of a particular chosen plant, greenhouse systems and propagation practices to successfully produce a healthy crop by a target date. 5. Use knowledge of site conditions, drafting skills, client needs, and various plant and building materials to solve a design problem. Subtotal 3 Program Major Units CSU or IGETC for CSU Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirement 18 37-39 Varies Total Degree Units 60 *Course may not be used to fulfill List B (Area 1) if already used to fulfill List A. Courses in major program may double count towards major and General Education Breadth, reducing total GE Breadth unit count. Course Units FALL **Botany BIOL A183 Or Botany for Gardeners HORT A105 Knowing Your Soils HORT A109 Ornamental Trees HORT A181 3 3 3 3 Subtotal 9 Continued on next page 107