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View Landscape Technology A.A.S. (G): 328
View Landscape Technology Certificate (G): 140


Landscape Technology A.A.S. (G): 328

Revised : Effective Semester - Fall 2012

This program provides the student with a comprehensive mixture of academic and practical training in the field of ornamental horticulture. The flexible curriculum can accommodate career interests in either landscape contracting or design. Students will learn to design and draft landscape plans; install, construct, and maintain landscapes; and identify, select, and plant woody and herbaceous plants.

Career opportunities include positions as landscape supervisors, nursery managers, landscape contractors, and landscape designers. This program will also serve to expand the knowledge and skills of persons already working in the profession and give the student enough knowledge and experience to establish a private landscape, grounds maintenance, nursery, or greenhouse business.

Courses include those general subjects required for graduation (General Education foundation and distribution requirements); those necessary for acquiring landscaping fundamentals (core requirements); and those that reinforce the student’s area of interest (landscape contracting or landscape design). This program is approved by the Landscape Contractors Association.

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
English foundation 3
Health foundation 1 -3
Mathematics foundation 3
Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
Arts or humanities distribution 3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
BI 101 General Biology (NSLD)

OR

   
LN 100 Introduction to Plant Sciences  (NSLD) 4
Program Requirements
BA 101 Introduction to Business
                                                                                            OR    
MG 101 Principles of Management 3
CA 120 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
CH 101 Principles of Chemistry I

OR

   
  Natural sciences distribution with or without lab 3-4
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing* 3
LN 101 Introduction to Landscape Technology 2
LN 108 Plant Materials I 3
LN 109 Plant Materials II 3
LN 118 Landscape Management 3
LN 280 Landscape Technology Internship 2
Electives (Select 15 Credits) † 
Landscape Contracting Courses
LN 110 Herbaceous Plant Materials 3
LN 115 Water Garden Management 2
LN 135 Landscape Technologies for Stormwater Maintenance 1
LN 150 Introduction to Arboriculture 1
LN 190 Pesticide Use and Safety 2
LN 204 Landscape Construction Methods and Estimating 3
LN 210 Plant Propagation and Production 3
LN 215 Pest Management 3
LN 222 Turfgrass Management 3
Landscape Design Courses
LN 110 Herbaceous Plant Materials 3
LN 115 Water Garden Management 2
LN 120 Landscape Graphics 3
LN 130 Landscape Design 3
LN 135 Landscape Technologies for Stormwater Maintenance 1
LN 140 Creating Gardens in a Digital Age 2
LN 204 Landscape Construction Methods and Estimating 3
Total credit hours 60-63

*  EN 101 if needed for EN 102/109 or general elective.

†  Please consult a landscape technology adviser before selecting these courses.

Program Outcomes for the Landscape Technology A.A.S. Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Explain the basic morphology and anatomy of a woody plant.
  • Explain the key factors that influence plant growth and seed germination.
  • Identify and correct common nutritional and abiotic problems found in the landscape.
  • Differentiate the major types of pruning and training used on plant material.
  • Design, draft, and implement landscape plans.
  • Install, construct, and maintain landscapes.
  • Identify over 200 woody and herbaceous plants.
  • Identify over 50 common landscape and lawn weeds.

Landscape Technology Certificate (G): 140

Revised: Effective Semester -  Fall 2012

Gainful Employment Information for the Landscape Technology Certificate

This curriculum provides training, skills, and technical knowledge for landscape industry employees or allows students to obtain positions in the field of ornamental horticulture. Students may train in either landscape contracting or landscape design. Students may enter the job market immediately upon completion of the curriculum or apply earned credits toward an A.A.S. in landscape technology.

Selected courses in this curriculum have been approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture to prepare the horticultural professional for pesticide application certification in Category III (Turf and Ornamentals). These courses include LN 118, LN 190, LN 215, LN 222, and LN 223. For more information contact the landscape technology adviser or the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Landscape Technology Core Requirements (16 credit hours)
BA 101 Introduction to Business
                                                      OR
MG 101 Principles of Management 3
LN 101 Introduction to Landscape Technology 2
LN 108 Plant Materials I 3
LN 109 Plant Materials II 3
LN 118 Landscape Management 3
LN 280 Landscape Technology Internship 2
Electives (Select 15 credits) *
Landscape Contracting Courses
LN 110 Herbaceous Plant Materials 3
LN 115 Water Garden Management 2
LN 135 Landscape Technologies for Stormwater Maintenance 1
LN 150 Introduction to Arboriculture 1
LN 190 Pesticide Use and Safety 2
LN 204 Landscape Construction Methods and Estimating 3
LN 210 Plant Propagation and Production 3
LN 215 Pest Management 3
LN 222 Turfgrass Management 3
Sustainable Landscape Design Courses
LN 110 Herbaceous Plant Materials 3
LN 115 Water Garden Management 2
LN 120 Landscape Graphics 3
LN 130 Landscape Design 3
LN 135 Landscape Technologies for Stormwater Maintenance 1
LN 140 Creating Gardens in a Digital Age 2
LN 204 Landscape Construction Methods and Estimating 3
Total credit hours 31

*  Please consult a landscape technology adviser before selecting these courses.

Program Outcomes for the Landscape Technology Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Explain the basic morphology and anatomy of a woody plant.
  • Explain  the key factors that influence plant growth and seed germination.
  • Identify and correct common nutritional and abiotic problems found in the landscape.
  • Differentiate the major types of pruning and training used on plant material.
  • Design, draft, and implement landscape plans.
  • Install, construct, and maintain landscapes.
  • Identify over 200 woody and herbaceous plants.
  • Identify over 50 common landscape and lawn weeds

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Courses in italics meet General Education requirements
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