Landscape Construction (BP) Advanced Technical Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This program of study leading to a certificate in landscape construction provides the student with specific courses, each focusing on an individual aspect of landscape construction. Included are decks, fences, retaining walls, patios, construction specifications, estimating and job planning. There is extensive lab time for field projects.

Prerequisite: A minimum of one year experience in the landscape industry.

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.

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.

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.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the construction certificate will lead directly to opportunities with landscape construction and design/building firms.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 18 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1235Landscape Operations

2

LNDC2110Introduction to Landscape Construction

2

LNDC2120Landscape Construction I

4

LNDC2131Landscape Construction II

3

LNDC2241Landscape Equipment Operation

3

LNDC2330Landscape Construction Internship Certificate

4

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 18

Semester Sequence

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