LNDC2210 Tropical Plants and Their Uses

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the Interior Plantscaping industry. Emphasis will be placed on tropical plant identification, interior plant design, selection, installation, management and maintenance within buildings. The effects of interior plants on people and the environment will also be emphasized.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify species and cultivars best adapted to commercial interiorscapes
Demonstrate knowledge of the common and scientific names for different species and cultivars
Assess the impact of plants in the interiorscape on the quality of life for humans
Explain the environmental requirements of common interior plants
Evaluate biotic and abiotic problems of interior plants following diagnostic protocol
Evaluate indoor environmental conditions
Determine indoor environmental modification that will enhance plant growth
Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate plant materials and accessories for interior landscaping

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details