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Landscape Design Specialization
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Offered through LO

Purpose: This program is designed to prepare the student for full-time employment within the field of landscape design as well as assisting those who are presently working and who wish to further their knowledge and upgrade their skills.

Graduates of this degree are prepared to work in the field of landscape design, in nurseries and garden centers, and as institutional horticultural staff. Students in this degree have the opportunity to gain career-related work experience through a Coordinated Internship, Cooperative Education, or Special Studio Project in the area of design.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
1CST Elective 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HRT 100 Introduction to Horticulture 3
2HRT Elective 3
HRT 160 Applied Mathematics for the Green Industry 2
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
4___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
2HRT Elective 3
HRT 120 History of Garden Design 3
HRT 230 Site Analysis 2
HRT 246 Herbaceous Plants 3
5__ MTH 151 or higher or Laboratory Science Elective 3-4
Total   17-18
3rd Semester
BUS 165 Small Business Management or 3
  BUS  200  Principles of Management  
HRT 231 Planting Design I 3
HRT 245 Woody Plants 3
HRT 251 Site Engineering for Landscape Design 3
2HRT Elective 3
6___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
4th Semester
HRT 232 Planting Design II 3
HRT 244 CADD for Landscape Designers 3
HRT 250 Plant Composition 2
HRT 252 Landscape Construction Drawings 3
HRT 275 Landscape Construction and Maintenance 3
HRT 290 Coordinated Internship or 2
  HRT  297  Cooperative Education/Special Studio Project  
  HRT  298  Seminar and Project  
Total   16
Total credits for the Landscape Design Specialization=67-68

1 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

2 May be met by any horticulture class other than a required horticulture class.

3 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. A 200-level Spanish course is strongly recommended.

5 BIO 101, CHM 111, ENV 121, GOL 105, GOL 225, NAS 125 or other course approved by the academic advisor.

6 See social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

The following HRT courses have prerequisites (listed in parentheses):
HRT 205 (HRT 125)
HRT 232 (HRT 231)
HRT 251 (HRT 231 is a pre- or co-requisite; HRT 230 is strongly recommended)
HRT 252 (HRT 231 & HRT 251; HRT 232 is a pre- or co-requisite)
HRT 250 (HRT 245 OR HRT 201)