Landscape Architecture

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02611)

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

  • Certificate student will analyze a potential landscape design site, solicit input from the site’s owner, and implement the ideas and improvements into working drawings for the eventual installation of a landscape design project.
  • Certificate student will perform a site analysis by identifying the assets and liabilities of the site and making suggestions for improvement to better enhance the sites functionality, uses, and beauty.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

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
Complete 6 units from electives6
Common Core courses for Landscape and Nursery Technology16
Total Units36
Electives
ARCH 115GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION FOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS3
LA 200INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER-AIDED LANDSCAPE DESIGN3
LNT 128SPRINKLER DESIGN3
LNT 131LANDSCAPE CONTRACTING AND ESTIMATING3
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