Landscape Computer Design (BP) Advanced Technical Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This certificate program 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.

Prerequisite: Graduation from a 2-year landscape design and construction program OR a minimum of 2 years related work experience.

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 residetial 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 17 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1235Landscape Operations

2

LNDC2110Introduction to Landscape Construction

2

LNDC2160Sustainable Landscape Design I

4

LNDC2171Sustainable Landscape Design II

3

LNDC2271Landscape Computer Design and Applications I

3

LNDC2280Landscape Computer Design and Applications II

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 17

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1235Landscape Operations

2

LNDC2110Introduction to Landscape Construction

2

LNDC2160Sustainable Landscape Design I

4

LNDC2171Sustainable Landscape Design II

3

LNDC2271Landscape Computer Design and Applications I

3

LNDC2280Landscape Computer Design and Applications II

3

Total Credits 17

Graduation (17 Credits)

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

6/4/2018 : BP 6116 / EP