Landscape Architecture

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02610)

Designed to provide skills and training to students in landscape architecture. The field requires two distinct areas of knowledge, one based on a solid background in the horticultural sciences and the other based on design theory backed by an ability to express designs graphically in a professional manner. The program will train students for entry-level employment in local landscape architecture firms, allow students to start their own landscape design/construction businesses, or allow transfer to a four-year institution with the eventual goal of becoming a licensed landscape architect.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Graduates of this program will assess the needs of a landscape design project, present those needs and solutions to the class, and defend their design ideas.
  • Graduates of this program will have actively participated in round-table discussions of various design theories, their applicable uses in the environment, and will assess how they have incorporated others ideas into their design philosophies.
  • Graduates of this program will work together during group projects, group presentations, and work together in defending the group’s ideas and designs.
Required Major Courses
LA 104LANDSCAPE GRAPHICS AND PLANTING DESIGN3
LNT 105PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES *3
or LNT 109 PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS
or LNT 113 PLANT IDENTIFICATION - HERBACEOUS PLANTS
or LNT 119 PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS
LNT 120LANDSCAPE DESIGN I4
LNT 122LANDSCAPE DESIGN II4
Electives
Complete 6 units from electives6
Common Core courses for Landscape and Nursery Technology16
Total Units36
Electives
LA 200INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER-AIDED LANDSCAPE DESIGN3
LNT 128SPRINKLER DESIGN3
LNT 131LANDSCAPE CONTRACTING AND ESTIMATING3
ARCH 115GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION FOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS3
Common Core
LNT 100PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE4
LNT 105PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES **3
or LNT 109 PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS
or LNT 113 PLANT IDENTIFICATION - HERBACEOUS PLANTS
or LNT 119 PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS
LNT 124LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION3
LNT 134INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE3
LNT 136PLANT PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL3
Total Units16

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.