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LA 104 - Landscape Graphics and Planting Design

Course Description:  Instruction to presentation graphics and drafting for landscape design, including step by step study of how to draw a conceptual landscape plan and how to draft landscape construction drawings. Use of plant materials in design. 

Equipment and Facilities Used:  The course provides drafting equipment and drafting tables to be used in class. 

Labs Include:  Labs include the learning of drafting skills and drawing methods necessary to produce quality drawings. 

Field Trips:  This class has no field trips 

Units:  3

LA 200 - Introduction to Computer-Aided Landscape Design

Course Description:  Introduction to computer aided design for the purpose of creating landscape and sprinkler plans using the software Autocad and LandFX. Creation of computer-generated landscape, sprinkler, and section drawings. Use of the computer to assist in cost estimation and plant selection. 

Equipment and Facilities Used:  The classroom contains 20 computers available during class. Opens labs allow for working on projects during non-class hours. 

Labs Include:  Labs include the actual use of the computer program to create and print out landscape and sprinkler plans. 

Field Trips:  This class has no field trips. 

Units:  3

LA 201 - Advanced Computer-Aided Landscape Design

Course Description:  Further instruction in the use of CAD software. Students learn more advanced drawing and presentation skills using the software Autocad and LandFX. Construction of final drawings including rendered landscape plans, irrigation plans with details, topography and 3D plans, and complete landscape estimates. Use of various softwares that increase production potential. 

Equipment and Facilities Used:  The classroom contains 20 computers available during class. Open labs allow for working on projects during non-class hours. 

Labs Include:  Labs include the actual use of the computer program to create and print out landscape and sprinkler plans. 

Field Trips:  This class has no field trips. 

Units:  3

Additional courses in the Landscape Architecture program are housed under the Landscape and Nursery Technology course listings.   Here are some of the courses that are a crtiical part of the Landscape Architecture program:

LNT 120 - Landscape Design 1

Course Description: Fundamentals and history of landscape design for residential and commercial properties. Topics include drafting skills, functional and aesthetic uses of plants,circulation, site evaluation, plant selection, topography, and design theory.

Equipment and Facilities Used: The course provides drafting equipment and drafting tables to be used in class.

Labs Include: Labs include the learning of drafting skills and various drawing and design projects. Students learn design methods by hands-on drafting of different design problems and projects.

Field Trips: This class often visits different landscape themes to illustrate the lessons
being learned in class.

Units: 4

LNT 122 - Landscape Design 2

Course Description: Further study in the field of landscape design with emphasis in site analysis, spatial analysis, sensory evaluation, cost considerations, energy conservation through proper design, site details, landscape maintenance specifications, larger scale designs, and improved drawing methods.

Equipment and Facilities Used: The class utilizes the drafting classroom and provides all needed drafting supplies.

Labs Include: Labs include the creation of larger scale landscape plans and more refined drawing methods. Students learn more advanced presentation graphics and design types.

Field Trips: This class will visit possible sites for student design projects.

Units: 4

Prerequisite: LNT 120 - Landscape Design 1 or equivalent
(note: if you have not completed Landscape Design 1 but feel you have the required skills, attend the first class meeting and obtain approval from the instructor. You will not be able to enroll in the class until your receive an approved form signed by the instructor)

LNT 128 - Sprinkler Design

Course Description: Principles of water application to ornamental areas including hydraulics, sprinkler design, drip systems, subsurface irrigation, and related irrigation practices. Methods for efficient water application and water conservation are stressed.

Equipment and Facilities Used: The course uses drafting equipment and numerous sprinkler catalogs. Classes are held in a drafting room and outdoor irrigation systems are studied.

Labs Include: Labs include installation of a small irrigation system, hydraulic demonstrations, drafting of problems and designs related to irrigation.

Field Trips: This class has one field trip to Hunter Industries.

Units: 3

 

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