2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Landscape Design Associate in Science


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This program is designed to train students for careers in landscape design and maintenance with municipal and county parks departments, industrial and commercial firms, and residential construction companies.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental skills in landscape design elements, process and techniques.
  • Apply their understanding of sustainable horticultural aspects to the development of landscape design to promote green living environments.
  • Demonstrate basic landscape construction and maintenance skills.
  • Use a variety of computer applications relevant to landscape design, construction, and ornamental horticulture.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for employment as a landscape designer, landscape construction and maintenance professionals, or related field.

Required Courses:


  • HORT 7 INTRODUCTION TO LANDSCAPE DESIGN 3 Units
  • HORT 10 PLANT MATERIALS-HERBACEOUS PLANTS 3 Units
  • HORT 11 PLANT MATERIALS-TREES AND SHRUBS 3 Units
  • HORT 106 LANDSCAPE CAD - AUTOCAD FUNDAMENTALS 3 Units
  • HORT 109 INTRODUCTION TO PLANT DESIGNING 3 Units
  • HORT 116 IRRIGATION DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS 3 Units
  • HORT 130 HARDSCAPE AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FUNDAMENTALS 1.5 Units
  • Select one course from each Group 2.5 - 7 Units

Total Units for the Major: 23.5-28


Group I:


  • CWE 180 - COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE: HORTICULTURE 1 Unit *†
  • HORT 20 - INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE 4 Units
  • 3 Units
  • HORT 166 ORNAMENTAL NATIVE PLANTS IDENTIFICATION 3 Units

Group II:


  • 3 Units
  • HORT 201 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES OF RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN 3 Units *

  • HORT 216 ADVANCED IRRIGATION DESIGN 3 Units


    *Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

    †CWE 180* should be taken after completing at least 9 units of the Landscape Design Certificate Program.

Associate in Science Degree


Completion of the above courses and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: BUS 1 , BUS 120 , BUS 137 ; HORT 113  ,HORT 115 ; SPAN 1 *.

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