Sustainable Landscape Practices

Associate in Science
Career /Technical (Major Code: 02612)

Trains students to become proficient in the many skills needed to evaluate residential and urban landscapes for sustainable practices in design, installation, and maintenance. Careers related to this degree include Sustainable Landscape Professional, Landscape Irrigation Auditor, and Sustainable Landscape Designer.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Graduates of this program will be able to perform a complete water audit and compile their results in a written format.
  • The graduate will be able to make recommendations for the programming and improvement of the irrigation system to save water and prevent water loss from the property.
  • When provided a set of landscape design drawing, the graduate of this program will analyze and recommend design, installation, and maintenance practices that are not only sustainable, but fall within the local codes of the City of Chula Vista.
Program Requirements
LNT 94SPRINKLER SYSTEM INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR3
SES 101INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STUD IES3
or LNT 101 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STUD IES
LNT 119PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS3
LNT 120LANDSCAPE DESIGN I4
LNT 128SPRINKLER DESIGN3
LNT 129SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE/WATER AUDITOR3
Select 5 units from Electives5
Common Core courses for Landscape and Nursery Technology13
Total Units37
Electives
LNT 70PRINCIPLES OF PRUNING FRUIT TREES AND VINES1
LNT 75POND DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND CARE1
LNT 123LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE4
LNT 124LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION3
Common Core
LNT 100PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE4
LNT 105PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES3
or LNT 109 PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS
LNT 134INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE3
LNT 136PLANT PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL3

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