Career Technologies AAS – Science Technology, Horticulture – Landscape/Design/Build Option Degree

Code: AAS.ST.LAND

The two-year Landscape Design/Build option provides students with a set of knowledge, skills and abilities that prepares them for direct employment in the landscape design field. It includes sustainable design and construction, management and development of presentation skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct a site analysis of a new or existing landscape and evaluate the removal or transplanting of existing plant materials.
  • Prepare a conceptual, preliminary and final copy plan complete with a detailed Plant Materials List, Construction Materials to be used and the Order of Occurrence for implementation of the design.
  • Develop a budget for each phase of project and propose a payment plan for project.
  • Explain in detail the materials and methods to be used with both plant and construction materials.

Career Pathways

Landscape Contractor  Landscape Designer  Landscape Project Manager 
Technical Marketing, Sales of Landscape Products/ Services    

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

HRT-102Plant Science

4

HRT-104Landscape Plants and Materials I

2

HRT-113Principles of Landscaping

3

BIO-130People-Plant Relationships

4

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

  Social Science Elective* 3
HRT-204Landscape Graphics

2

HRT-233Landscape Plants and Materials II

4

HRT-235Landscape Analysis

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Summer Semester

HRT-130Landscape Contracting

1

HRT-292Co-Op Work Experience [Horticulture]

2

Total Credit Hours:4

Third Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
BIO-108Introduction to Environmental Biology

4

HRT-103Turf and Grounds Management

3

HRT-114Computer Applications for Landscape Design

3

HRT-213Sustainable Design and Construction

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

HRT  Restricted HRT Elective† 3-4
HRT-214Landscape Design and Building Capstone

3

HRT-215Landscape Design and Building Management

3

HRT-236Horticulture Marketing and Sales

3

Total Credit Hours:13-14

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities and Social Sciences*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN); Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology

BIO-130People-Plant Relationships

4

BIO-108Introduction to Environmental Biology

4

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 20

Program Requirements

HRT  Restricted HRT Elective 3-4
HRT-102Plant Science

4

HRT-103Turf and Grounds Management

3

HRT-104Landscape Plants and Materials I

2

HRT-113Principles of Landscaping

3

HRT-114Computer Applications for Landscape Design

3

HRT-130Landscape Contracting

1

HRT-204Landscape Graphics

2

HRT-213Sustainable Design and Construction

3

HRT-214Landscape Design and Building Capstone

3

HRT-215Landscape Design and Building Management

3

HRT-233Landscape Plants and Materials II

4

HRT-235Landscape Analysis

3

HRT-236Horticulture Marketing and Sales

3

HRT-292Co-Op Work Experience [Horticulture]

2

Total Credit Hours: 44-45

Total Credit Hours: 64-65

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

†Restricted HRT Elective: HRT-115, HRT-119, HRT-235, HRT-237.

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic Skills Placement Test.