Landscape Design and Construction (BP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This program of study leading to a degree 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.

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.

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.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 54 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1110Introduction to Landscape/Horticulture Careers

1

LNDC1120Woody Plants I - Trees

4

LNDC1151Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

3

LNDC1190Woody Plants II - Shrubs

4

LNDC1202Herbaceous Plant Materials

4

LNDC1231Nursery Operations

2

LNDC1235Landscape Operations

2

LNDC1242Plant Biology

4

LNDC1271Soil Science

3

LNDC2110Introduction to Landscape Construction

2

LNDC2120Landscape Construction I

4

LNDC2131Landscape Construction II

3

LNDC2160Sustainable Landscape Design I

4

LNDC2171Sustainable Landscape Design II

3

LNDC2241Landscape Equipment Operation

3

LNDC2271Landscape Computer Design and Applications I

3

LNDC2280Landscape Computer Design and Applications II

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

General Education Required 12 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

General Education Elective 3 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Technical Studies Elective 3 Credits

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1131Arboriculture I

3

LNDC1141Nursery Propagation and Production

3

LNDC1160Greenhouse Infrastructure Technology

2

LNDC1166Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Fall

3

LNDC1176Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Winter

3

LNDC1187Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Summer

2

LNDC1220Integrated Pest Management

2

LNDC1250Bedding Plant Production

3

LNDC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

LNDC2210Tropical Plants and Their Uses

2

LNDC2220Turf Culture and Management

3

LNDC2261Professional Gardening

3

LNDC2335Landscape Construction Internship

1 - 4

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1110Introduction to Landscape/Horticulture Careers

1

LNDC1120Woody Plants I - Trees

4

LNDC1202Herbaceous Plant Materials

4

LNDC1231Nursery Operations

2

LNDC1242Plant Biology

4

LNDC1271Soil Science

3

Total Credits  18

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1151Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

3

LNDC1190Woody Plants II - Shrubs

4

LNDC1235Landscape Operations

2

LNDC2110Introduction to Landscape Construction

2

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  16

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC2241Landscape Equipment Operation

3

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC2120Landscape Construction I

4

LNDC2160Sustainable Landscape Design I

4

LNDC2271Landscape Computer Design and Applications I

3

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

Total Credits  17

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC2131Landscape Construction II

3

LNDC2171Sustainable Landscape Design II

3

LNDC2280Landscape Computer Design and Applications II

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Total Credits  15

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1131Arboriculture I

3

LNDC1141Nursery Propagation and Production

3

LNDC1160Greenhouse Infrastructure Technology

2

LNDC1166Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Fall

3

LNDC1176Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Winter

3

LNDC1187Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Summer

2

LNDC1220Integrated Pest Management

2

LNDC1250Bedding Plant Production

3

LNDC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

LNDC2210Tropical Plants and Their Uses

2

LNDC2220Turf Culture and Management

3

LNDC2261Professional Gardening

3

LNDC2335Landscape Construction Internship

1 - 4

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

General Education Electives

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

MnTC Goal Area 1

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ENGL2001Workplace Correspondence

2

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 2

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

INFS2000Research Skills in the Information Age

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

MnTC Goal Area 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

Graduation (72 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

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