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OCC SPRING HORTICULTURE COURSE TEACHES PLANT PROPAGATION
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

A three-unit course that teaches one of the most fascinating aspects of horticulture ­ producing new plants from seeds and cuttings ­ will be offered this spring by Orange Coast College's Ornamental Horticulture Department.

Spring semester classes begin on Monday, Feb. 2.

Titled "Plant Propagation," and listed as Ornamental Horticulture 183 in OCC's schedule, the course meets Wednesday evenings, from 5-10:25 p.m.

Students will learn how to produce hydrangeas, geraniums, scaevolas, New Guinea impatiens, calla lilies and a myriad of flowers and vegetables for spring planting and summer enjoyment. Class members will experience hands-on activities during every class session. They'll also have a chance to work in OCC's greenhouses.

The course is fully transferable to the University of California and California State University systems.

Spring registration is under way, and registration appointments are available in OCC's Admissions Office. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

OCC's spring enrollment fees are $18 per unit. The spring schedule is listed on the college's Internet web page (orangecoastcollege.com). The printed schedule is available in the Admissions Office.

For spring registration information, phone (714) 432-5072.