Course Descriptions

Soil Science - SLSCI
Course Classification

Courses numbered 1-49 — are baccalaureate level (transfer) courses. Courses thus numbered are transferable to four- year institutions. Agriculture courses are designed to parallel the work taught in similar courses at California Polytechnic State University or at California State University, Fresno but may not carry the same number.

Courses numbered 50-99 — are associate degree level courses. Courses thus numbered are primarily for the student who does not plan to continue his/her education beyond the community college level; however, occupational education courses may transfer according to articulation agreements. Complete information on articulation is available through the Counseling Center.

Courses Numbered 100-201 — are non-transfer and are non-degree applicable; they are skill building or remedial.

Abbreviations for Degree, Non-Degree, and Transfer Courses

The following abbreviations designate degree applicable, transfer, and non-degree applicable courses:
(AA) Associate Degree
(CSU) Transferable to California State University System
(UC) Transferable to University of California System
(NDA) Non-Degree Applicable

  • SLSCI-021
  • Introduction to Soil Science
  • Credit(s) 4

Introduction to Soil Science
SLSCI 021 is the study of soil formation, classification, and characteristics. Additional study topics include soil use and management, chemistry, fertility, salinity, erosion, organic matter, and microbiology. Laboratory topics include soil type, classification, chemistry, fertility, and hydraulic and physical properties.

Class Hours:
54 Lecture | 54 Laboratory
Transfers to:
AG-PS 128 128L