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Plans of Study 2014-2015

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The Landscape Design and Management program prepares graduates for a wide range of careers with landscape design firms, landscape maintenance firms, materials wholesalers and retailers, commercial and private landscape facilities, and landscape contractors. Landscape Design and Management students learn plant selection, materials specification, landscape design, landscape construction estimating, and landscape maintenance procedures. Students in the program share common courses in surveying, soils, and drafting with other construction sciences students, giving the students a strong sense of the construction industry.

The Landscape Design and Management program provides students with a solid educational background in communication skills, math, computer literacy, operations, humanities, and behavioral sciences.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Landscape Design and Management the graduate will be able to:

  • Assist with the preparation of contract/design documents and construction specifications
  • Assist landscape professionals with the management and implementation of construction processes
  • Select suitable herbaceous and woody plants and properly install them
  • Estimate residential landscape project costs by utilizing take-off and costing methods
  • Be able to read and interpret plans and drawings
  • Assist in the survey and stake out of the job site
  • Create manual and/or computer generated designs of landscape projects
  • Create presentation materials using a variety of graphic techniques
  • Assist in the maintenance of both commercial and residential landscapes
  • Assist in the construction of landscapes and outdoor environments
  • Assist in the design and installation of irrigation systems
  • Identify common pests, diseases and problems as they relate to the landscape.

Landscape Design and Management Associate Degree

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
HORT 1130 Plant Sciences  3
LAND 1160 Landscape Principles  2
NAT XXXX Refer to approved GE - NAT list  3
ARCH 1110 Basic Manual Drafting  1
ARCH 1112 Basic CAD Drafting  1
ITST 1101 Computer Apps in Construction/Engineering Tech I  2
LAND 1165 Landscape Survey  1
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17
Semester 2 . .
HORT 1530 Spring Plants  3
LAND 1560 Residential Design  4
LAND 1590 Land Management I  3
LAND 1565 Landscape Graphics  2
MATH 1075 Intermediate Algebra  4
COMM 2200 Business Communications  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 19
Summer Semester . .
LAND 2900 Field Experience  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 3 . .
HORT 2130 Autumn Plants  3
LAND 2160 Landscape Construction  4
LAND 2190 Land Management II  3
BMGT 1111 Management  3
HORT 2530 Herbaceous Plants  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 4 . .
LAND 2560 Planting Design  4
LAND 2590 Landscape Operations  3
LAND XXXX Technical Elective  2
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list  3
COMM 2204 Technical Writing  3
SBS XXXX Refer to approved GE - SBS list  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . 73

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

ESSH 1160 OSHA 10-Hr Construction Safety & Health  1
HORT 1535 Arboriculture  2
LAND 1100 Introduction to the Landscape Profession  2
LAND 1106 Landscape for the Home Gardener  3
LAND 1545 Landscape Computer Applications  2
LAND 2145 Specialty Gardens  3
LAND 2155 Sustainable Practices  3
LAND 2165 Landscape Irrigation  3
LAND 2175 Sustainable Sites  4
LAND 2994 Special Topics: LAND  1-3
SPAN 1121 Spanish for Landscaping  2
SURV 1410 Introduction to Surveying  3

 

 
SBS
GE-SOCIAL BEHAVORIAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT                               
(SELECT ONE)

ANTH 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics  3
GEOG 2400 Economic and Social Geography  3
POLS 1100 American Government  3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology  3

HUM
GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT                                                          
(SELECT ONE)    ARCH 2100 - PREFERRED

ARCH 2100 History of Architecture  3
HART 1201 History of Art I  3
HART 1202 History of Art II  3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648  3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648  3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877  3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877  3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I:  Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500  3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-Western/Non-Amer since 1500  3
HIST 2223 African-American History I:  1451-1876  3
HIST 2224 African-American History II:  1877-Present  3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities  3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions  3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History  3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy  3
PHIL 1130 Ethics  3

NAT
GE-NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCES REQUIREMENT                              
(SELECT ONE)

ASTR 1141 Life in the Universe  3
ASTR 1161 The Solar System  3
ASTR 1162 Stars and Galaxies  3
ASTR 1400 Astronomy Laboratory  1
BIO 1111 Introduction to Biology I  4
BIO 1112 Human Biology  4
BIO 1113 Biological Sciences I  4
BIO 1114 Biological Sciences II  4
BIO 1125 Plant Biology  4
BIO 1127 Environmental Science I  4
BIO 2215 Introduction to Microbiology  4
BIO 2232 Human Physiology  4
CHEM 1100 Chemistry and Society  5
CHEM 1111 Elementary Chemistry I  4
CHEM 1112 Elementary Chemistry II  4
CHEM 1171 General Chemistry I  5
CHEM 1172 General Chemistry II  5
GEOL 1101 Introduction to Earth Science  4
GEOL 1105 Geology and the National Parks  3
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology  4
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology  4
GEOL 1151 Natural Disasters  3
PHYS 1103 World of Energy  3
PHYS 1106 Physics by Inquiry: Properties & Motion  5
PHYS 1200 Algebra-Based Physics I  5
PHYS 1201 Algebra-Based Physics II  5
PHYS 1250 Calculus-Based Physics I  5
PHYS 1251 Calculus-Based Phys II  5

Landscape Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
HORT 1130 Plant Sciences  3
HORT XXXX Horticulture Elective (select from list)  3
LAND 1160 Landscape Principles  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 2 . .
HORT XXXX Horticulture Elective (select from list)  3
LAND 1590 Land Management  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS  . 14

Horticulture Electives

HORT 1530 Spring Plants  3
HORT 2130 Autumn Plants  3
HORT 2530 Herbaceous Plants  3