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Previous courses Landscape Design/Build (LAND)

The Landscape Design/Build 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/Build 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/Build 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/Build, 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/Build Associate Degree

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
ARCH 110 Construction Drafting: Manual I (First Term)  2
ARCH 112 Construction Drafting: CAD I (Second Term)  2
ENGL 101 Beginning Composition  3
LAND 101 Landscape Principles  3
LAND 111 Survey of Landscape Industry  2
MATH 104 Intermediate Algebra  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS .  17

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
BIO 125 General Botany  5
ENGL 102 Essay and Research  3
LAND 102 Residential Landscape Design  4
LAND 107 Landscape Maintenance  3
SPAN 100 Spanish for the Professions  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
LAND 152 Site Planning  4
HUM xxx Humanities 111,112,113,151,152 (or) 224  5
LAND 105 Spring Landscape Plants  4
SURV 141 Basic Surveying  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17

Summer Quarter between 1st and 2nd year

Course Name Credits
LAND 291 Field Experience  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 4

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
LAND 205 Autumn Landscape Plants  4
LAND 206 Landscape Graphics  4
LAND 207 Landscape Construction   4
LAND 201 Landscape Pest Control  3
ENVR 120 Environmental Aspects of Soils  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 20

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
BMGT 111 Management  5
COMM 105 Speech 3
. or .
COMM 110 Conference and Group Discussion  3
LAND 202 Planting Design  4
LAND 204 Turf Grass Management  3
LAND 203 Landscape Irrigation  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
COMM 204 Technical Writing  3
LAND 108 Herbaceous Plants  3
LAND 222 Landscape Operations  4
SSCI XXX Social Science 100, 101, 102, SOC 239 (or) GEOG 240 5
xxx xxx Technical Elective  1– 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16– 20
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 110

Technical Elective must be selected from the following list of courses:

Course Name Credits
ENVR 160 OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health  1
CIT 101 PC Applications 1  3
ARCH 113 Architectural Drafting: CAD II  2
LAND 104 Specialty Gardens  3
LAND 106 Landscaping for the Home Gardner 3
LAND 109 Landscape Arboriculture  3
LAND 110 Landscape Computer Applications  3
LAND 117 Landscape Maintenance Laboratory  2
LAND 208 Interior Plants  3
LAND 209 Herbaceous Plants II 3
LAND 210 Evergreen Landscape Plants  4
LAND 217 Landscape Construction Laboratory  2
LAND 281 Sustainable Landscape Practices and Design  3

* Does not count for a Technical Elective

Course Name Credits
LAND 100* Introduction to Landscape Profession  2
LAND* 295/296/297 Special Topics  1– 5