This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the fundamental structures and processes of plants. The course includes principles of plant structures, physiology, hereditary, environmental relationship to growth, adaptation, and management of crops. Techniques of research, exploration of plant growth, and identification of economical crops are included. (UC, CSU, CAN AG 8)
This course is designed to use experiments and observations related to the principles of plant science. The student learns through numerous hands-on experiences. Field trips are taken to observe specific crop practices. (UC, CSU, CAN A 68)
This course is designed to cover local insects and mites of economic importance to agriculture. Their morphology, identification, life cycles, host and habitat relationships, and control methods are emphasized. The student is required to make an insect collection. (UC, CSU)
This course is designed to provide a study of the classification, identification, and life cycle of common and poisonous weeds in the San Joaquin Valley. Management practices include biological, cultural, rotational, and/or chemical methods. Weed establishment and chemical resistance are also included. (CSU)
This course is designed to cover physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils as influenced by climate, parent material topography, and time. Field trips are included to observe specific soil formations. (UC, CSU, CAN AG 14)
This course is designed to study almonds, apricots, cherries, peaches, walnuts, wine grapes, and table grapes. Fundamentals of cultural practices including training, pruning, propagation, and rootstocks will be stressed. Use of the Delta College orchard and vineyard is emphasized. One all-day field trip required. (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Completion of survey course with grade of "B" or better and presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and division chairperson.
This course is offered to any student who is qualified to do advanced work and wishes to pursue a problem through reading or other advanced study, if his proposed project is acceptable and approved by instructor and the division chairperson. May be repeated for a maximum of four units. (CSU)
This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of plant science not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the plant science work experience. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units during the semester including work experience units. For summer session, the student must enroll in one related course in addition to work experience. The combined total number of units a student may take in internship, work experience, and occupational practice may not exceed a maximum of 16 units. Participation requires submission and approval of work experience program objectives and an employer work experience agreement.
This course is designed for the student employed in the area of plant science. The course objectives are developed by the students in consultation with his or her supervisor. The student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college work experience instructor. To register, complete an application form available at the Applied Science and Technology Division office, Holt 140.