2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Sep 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

Sustainable Landscape Design Associate of Science


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Students who complete this program will gain fundamental skills in landscape design elements, process and techniques, that are aesthetic, functional, and sustainable, and that contribute to the local ecology. Students will have opportunities to apply their understanding of sustainable horticultural aspects to the development and management of landscape design projects to promote green living environments. Graduates with these skills can gain entry-level employment in jobs such as landscape planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management of environmental systems and landscape design. Students may also elect to take HORT 144 to prepare for the C27 Contractor Licensing Exam.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental skills in landscape design elements, process and techniques, that are aesthetic, that are functional, and that contribute to the local ecology with sustainability.
  • Apply their understanding of sustainable horticultural aspects to the development of landscape design to promote green living environments.
  • Demonstrate landscape construction and maintenance skills based on principles of sustainability.
  • Use a variety of computer applications relevant to landscape design, construction, maintenance, and sustainable horticulture.

REQUIRED CORE:

Course ID Title Units
HORT 7   Introduction to Landscape Design 3
HORT 10   Plant Materials-Ornamental 3
HORT 106   Landscape CAD-Fundamentals 3
HORT 109   Introduction to Planting Design 3
HORT 115   History of Landscape Design 3
HORT 116   Irrigation Design Fundamentals 3
HORT 130   Hardscape and Construction Materials Fundamentals 3
  Choose one course from each Group 2-6

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE MAJOR


23-27

Group 1:  
HORT 139   Contemporary Landscape Design Trends 3
HORT 140   Business Aspects in Horticulture and Landscape 3
HORT 142   Introduction to Design Technology 1
HORT 145A   Landscape Design-Native Garden 2
HORT 145B   Landscape Design-Edible Garden 2
HORT 145C   Landscape Design-Wellness Garden 2
HORT 238   Introduction to Wellness Gardening 3
Group 2:  
HORT 138   The Sustainable Landscape 3
HORT 144   Licensure for the Landscape Contractor 2
HORT 146   Landscape Design Portfolio Development 1
HORT 239   Feng Shui and Well Being 2
CWE 180  † Co-Op-Ed-Hort & Landscape 1
† CWE 180 should be taken after completing at least 9 units of the Sustainable Landscape Design program.

 

Associate of Science Degree


Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of 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.

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