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Landscape Design and Construction (BP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This program of study leading to a diploma 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 46 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

General Education Required 4 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

General Education Elective 4 Credits

Any HTC 1000 level or higher general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirements.

Technical Studies Elective 10 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1131Arboriculture I

3

LNDC1141Nursery Propagation and Production

3

LNDC1220Integrated Pest Management

2

LNDC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

LNDC2210Tropical Plants and Their Uses

2

LNDC2220Turf Culture and Management

3

LNDC2261Professional Gardening

3

LNDC2271Landscape Computer Design and Applications I

3

LNDC2280Landscape Computer Design and Applications II

3

LNDC2335Landscape Construction Internship

1 - 4

LNDC2345Arboriculture Internship

1 - 4

Total Diploma Credits 64

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

4

Total Credits  17

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC2241Landscape Equipment Operation

3

Total Credits  3

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC2120Landscape Construction I

4

LNDC2160Sustainable Landscape Design I

4

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  13

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC2131Landscape Construction II

3

LNDC2171Sustainable Landscape Design II

3

General Education Electives

4

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  13

Technical Studies Electives

Any Landscape and Horticulture Career (LNDC) course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
LNDC1131Arboriculture I

3

LNDC1141Nursery Propagation and Production

3

LNDC1220Integrated Pest Management

2

LNDC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

LNDC2210Tropical Plants and Their Uses

2

LNDC2220Turf Culture and Management

3

LNDC2261Professional Gardening

3

LNDC2271Landscape Computer Design and Applications I

3

LNDC2280Landscape Computer Design and Applications II

3

LNDC2335Landscape Construction Internship

1 - 4

LNDC2345Arboriculture Internship

1 - 4

Choose a Total of:  10 Credits

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective. 

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements. A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1005Effective Study Skills

1

CCDS1010Money Matters

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

CCDS1600Practical Leadership

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM1060Career Portfolio

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  4 Credits 

Graduation (64 Credits) 

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


06/19/2018 : BP 6107 / EP