This program of study leading to a diploma gives the student a basic landscape/horticulture education the first year. The second year focuses on landscape design and landscape construction. The design area will include courses in drafting and graphics, residential design, estimating, presentation techniques and computer drafting. The construction area includes courses in blueprint reading, estimating, surveying, landscape installation and specialized hardscape construction.

Career Opportunities

Students completing this area of study will have employment options as landscape designers or construction specialists with design/building firms or landscape construction businesses.

Award Outcomes:

  • Identify plants and recommended uses.
  • Operate landscape equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Use hand tools safely and efficiently.
  • Interpret blueprints and landscape plans.
  • Measure a residential property.
  • Design a master plan for a residential property.
  • Complete working drawings with details for a residential property.
  • Create complete landscape plans using CAD software.
  • Construct landscape elements from plans and detail drawings.
  • Layout landscape plans in the field.
  • Demonstrate presentation techniques for landscape plans.
  • Diagnose insect and disease problems of landscape plans.
  • Calculate material quantities from plans.
  • Determine and set grades and elevations in field.
  • Communicate effectively with staff and clients.
  • Analyze customer needs and recommend solutions.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 46 Credits
General Education Requirements 4 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 10 Credits
  • LNDC1131 Arboriculture I 3
  • LNDC1141 Nursery Propagation and Production 3
  • LNDC1220 Integrated Pest Management 2
  • LNDC1900 Specialized Lab 1 to 4
  • LNDC2210 Tropical Plants and Their Uses 2
  • LNDC2220 Turf Culture and Management 3
  • LNDC2261 Professional Gardening 3
  • LNDC2271 Landscape Computer Design and Applications I 3
  • LNDC2280 Landscape Computer Design and Applications II 3
  • LNDC2335 Landscape Construction Internship 1 to 4
  • LNDC2345 Arboriculture Internship 1 to 4
General Education Electives 4 Credits
  • Any HTC 1000 level
    higher general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirements.

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