Sustainable Landscape Practices

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02613)

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 certificate program include Sustainable Landscape Manager, Landscape Irrigation Auditor, and Sustainable Landscape Designer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • After performing a complete irrigation audit of a residential sprinkler system, write a complete analysis of your findings and also compose a report of ways in which the irrigation system can be adjusted, improved, or repaired to more efficiently apply water.
  • Visit a typical San Diego landscape and perform a complete sustainable landscape audit. In the form of a written report, highlight the positive sustainable practices currently in use and also suggest methods in which the site can become more sustainable.

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.

Program Requirements
LNT 94SPRINKLER SYSTEM INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR3
LNT 100PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE4
LNT 101INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STUDIES3
LNT 105PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES3
LNT 109PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS3
LNT 119PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS3
LNT 120LANDSCAPE DESIGN I4
LNT 128SPRINKLER DESIGN3
LNT 129SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE/WATER AUDITOR3
LNT 134INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE3
LNT 136PLANT PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL3
Total Units35