Landscape Architecture

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

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

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
Select 3 units of the following: 13
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: DECIDUOUS TREES
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: CONIFERS AND PALMS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: BROADLEAF TREES
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FLOWERING SHRUBS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FOLIAGE SHRUBS I
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FOLIAGE SHRUBS II
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS I
PLANT IDENTIFICATON: ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS II
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: VINES AND GROUND COVERS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS
LNT 120LANDSCAPE DESIGN I4
LNT 122LANDSCAPE DESIGN II4
Electives
Select 6 units of the following:6
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER-AIDED LANDSCAPE DESIGN
SPRINKLER DESIGN
LANDSCAPE CONTRACTING AND ESTIMATING
GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION FOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS
Common Core courses for Landscape and Nursery Technology16
Total Units36
1

Students may select any of the plant identification classes in the required courses to total 3 units;
Students may select any of the plant identification classes in the common core courses to total 3 units.

Nursery Occupations

Common Core
LNT 100PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE4
Select 3 units of the following:3
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: DECIDUOUS TREES
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: CONIFERS AND PALMS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: BROADLEAF TREES
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FLOWERING SHRUBS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FOLIAGE SHRUBS I
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FOLIAGE SHRUBS II
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS I
PLANT IDENTIFICATON: ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS II
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: VINES AND GROUND COVERS
LNT 125LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: CONCRETE AND MASONRY SKILLS1
LNT 126LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: FENCE, DECK, AND LUMBER SKILLS1
LNT 127LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: SPRINKLER INSTALLATION1
LNT 134SOILS3
LNT 136PLANT PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL3
Total Units16

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