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BACKGROUND

 

After graduating from Fresno State in January 1972, I moved to San Diego and worked in the landscape construction industry until 1975 when I established the horticulture program at Southwestern College in Chula Vista. I have had the pleasure of helping to establish the Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture Program in 1980 and our program has become recognized for the quality of the many industry members that have taught here over the years. Their enthusiasm and knowledge has inspired me throughout my career.
I retired from full-time teaching in June 2012 and have stayed on with the OH Program to assist with donor relations, the establishment of the Alumni Network for the program and some of the fundraising activities.

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Brad Monroe

Faculty & donor Relations

Contact Information

  • Email: brad.monroe@gcccd.edu
  • Phone: 619-660-4261
  • Fax: 619-660-4408
  • Office M-110
  • Email Link
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    Courses Currently Taught

    OH 235 - Principles of Landscape Irrigation


    OH 235 Documents


    Education

    • A.S., Plant Science, Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA
    • B.S., Plant Science, Fresno State University, Fresno, CA
    • M.S., Computers in Education, National University, San Diego, CA

    Courses I have taught

    • OH 102 - Xeriscape
    • OH 120 - Fundamentals of Ornamental Horticulture
    • OH 121 - Plant Propagation
    • OH 140 - Soils
    • OH 170 - Plant Identification - Trees and Shrubs
    • OH 220 - Landscape Construction
    • OH 235 - Principles of Landscape Irrigation
    • OH 238 - Irrigation System Design
    • OH 290 - Cooperative Work Experience

    Achievements & Awards

  • 2013 San Diego Horticultural Society Person of the Year
  • 2013 Inducted into the Green Industry Hall of Fame
  • 2008 Irrigation Association - Person of the Year
  • 2008 Cuyamaca College President's Award, Educator of the Year
  • 1997 Greater San Diego Industry Education Council Commendation for Education Excellence
  • 1995 Cuyamaca College Faculty Member of the Year
  • 1990 Edwin J. Hunter Conservation Award
  • 1987 California Association of Nurserymen's Educator of the Year
  • 1985 Cuyamaca College President's Award, Educator of the Year
  • Irrigation Association - Certified Irrigation Designer

    Publications

  • 2007 Precipitation Rates, Irrigation Association Education Foundation, Falls Church, Virginia
  • 2006 Irrigation Pipe Sizing, Irrigation Association Education Foundation, Falls Church, Virginia
  • 2005 Design Capacity and Available Pressure, Irrigation Association Education Foundation, Falls Church, Virginia
  • 1996 The Handbook of Technical Irrigation Information, (Editor) Hunter Industries. San Marcos, CA.
  • 1995. Irrigation Hydraulics. Hunter Industries Irrigation Design Education Module. Hunter Industries. San Marcos, CA.
  • 1993. Precipitation Rates and Sprinkler Irrigation Hunter Industries Irrigation Design Education Module. Hunter Industries. San Marcos, CA.

    Reference Information

    OH 235 Supplemental Information
  • Design Capacity Worksheets ZipFile
  • How to set Excel 2007 to accept Macros
  • Total System PSI Requirement Worksheet
  • OH 120 Supplemental Information
  • Alkaline Tolerant Plant List
  • Career Technical Education

    This web site is supported by Carl D. Perkins VTEA IC funds through the System. Office, California Community Colleges,
    Grant #08-C01-020

    Revised  March 18, 2014
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