Southwestern College

Landscape Architecture Degree Description: 
 
Designed to provide skills and training to students in landscape architecture. The field requires two distinct areas of knowledge, one based on a solid background in the horticultural sciences and the other based on design theory backed by an ability to express designs graphically in a professional manner. The program will train students for entry-level employment in local landscape architecture firms, allow students to start their own landscape design/construction businesses, or allow transfer to a four-year institution with the eventual goal of becoming a licensed landscape architect.

Degree Course Requirements: 
 
COURSE # COURSE TITLE UNITS

First Semester

 LA 104 Landscape Graphics and Planting Design    3
 LNT 105 Plant Identification: Trees  3
 LNT 124 Landscape Construction  3
 

Second Semester

 
 ARCH 115 Architectural Graphics 3
 LNT 109 Plant Identification: Shrubs 3
  or
LNT 119 Plant Identification: Xeriphytic Plants 3
LNT 128 Sprinkler Design 3

Third Semester

LNT 100 Plant and Horticultural Science 4
LNT 120 Landscape Design I 4
LNT 131 Landscape Contracting and Estimating 3

Fourth Semester

LA 200 Introduction to Computer-Aided Landscape Design 3
LNT 122 Landscape Design II 4
LNT 134 Soils 3

A Certificate is granted upon completion of the courses listed above. Students must complete additional required General Education courses to earn their Degree. See your Southwestern College counselor to help you plan your desired program. Note:  classes are listed above in the preferred semester sequence but students may take the classes in any order with the exception of LNT 122 - Landscape Design II which must be taken after successful completion of LNT 120 - Landscape Design I.

This page was revised on October 23, 2015.  The courses shown above reflect the degree and certificate requirements for the 2016-17 college catalog.


Landscape Occupations Degree Description:

Designed for students interested in landscape contracting and landscape maintenance careers, including park settings, schoolgrounds, residential landscapes, and commercial landscapes. Skills include hardscape installation, sprinkler systems, turfgrass management, and landscape installation and care.

Degree Course Requirements:

 COURSE #  COURSE TITLE  UNITS
LNT 100      Plant and Horticultural Science  4
LNT 105,109,113, or 119 Plant Identification*  6*
LNT 134     Soils  3
LNT 136 Plant Pest and Disease Control  3
ACCT 7 Basic Business Bookkeeping  
   OR  3
LNT 148 Horticultural Business Practices  
BIOL 100 & 101 Principle of Biology and Lab   4
PD 290-293 Occupational Cooperative Education I-IV  4
Electives Students must choose 12 additional units
from the courses listed below:
LNT 72                Horticultural Equipment: Care and Operation 2
LNT 75 Pond Design, Installation, and Care 1
LNT 94                         Sprinkler System Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 3
LNT 120 Landscape Design 1 4
LNT 122 Landscape Design 2 4
LNT 123                 Landscape Maintenance     4
LNT 124 Landscape Construction 3
LNT 128 Sprinkler Design 3
LNT 132 Turf Management 3
Total Units Required   39 

* Students may choose any of the Plant Identification courses indicated above to total at least 6 units.

A Certificate of Achievement is granted upon completion of the courses listed above. Students must complete additional required General Education courses to earn their Associate of Science Degree. See your Southwestern College counselor to help you plan your desired program.

This page was revised on October 23, 2015.  The courses shown above reflect the degree and certificate requirements for the 2016-17 college catalog.

 

Floral Design Degree Description

Designed to train students in the skills needed in the floral design industry. Students who successfully complete the degree or certificate are eligible for positions such as assistant floral designer, floral designer, floral shop manager, and floral shop owner. Positions may be found at floral shops, wholesale floral suppliers, retail nurseries, hotels and resorts, and as a private floral consultant. Students who have completed this degree have proven they can produce not only the normal bank of floral products but also new, creative, and innovative designs for all activities.

Degree Course Requirements:

 COURSE #  COURSE TITLE  UNITS

Required Major Courses
LNT 100 Plant and Horticultural Science 4
LNT 113 Plant Identification: Herbaceous Plants 3
LNT 136  Plant Pest and Disease Control 
LNT 138  Floral Design 1 
LNT 140  Floral Design 2 
LNT 141  Floral Design 3 
PD 290-293  Occupational Cooperative Work Education I-IV  8
  Complete any 9 units from Electives below:  
LNT 95  Portfolios, Presentations, and Consultations for Floral Design 1
LNT 118 Plant Identification for Floral Design  1
LNT 146  Plant Propagation  1.5 
LNT 148  Horticultural Business Practices  3
ART 121  Darkroom and Digital Photography 1  3
BUS 144 Advertising and Promotional Strategy 1
BUS 145 Financial Management for Small Business 1
BUS 147 Leadership and Motivation in Small Business 1
BUS 148 Developing and Starting a  New Business 3
COMM 174 Interpersonal Communication 3
Total Units 34

A Certificate of Achievement is granted upon completion of the courses listed above. Students must complete additional required General Education courses to earn their Associate of Science Degree. See your Southwestern College counselor to help you plan your desired program.

This page was revised on October 23, 2015. The courses shown above reflect the degree and certificate requirements for the 2016-17 college catalog.

 

Golf and Sports Turf Management Degree Description:

Designed to provide skills and training to students pursuing careers in the golf and sports turf industry. The field requires two distinct areas of knowledge: one based on a solid background in the science of turfgrass establishment and maintenance and the other based on business principles, budgeting, and personnel management. The program trains persons for jobs on golf courses, park and recreation systems, athletic fields, sod farms, and any other landscape area where turfgrass plays a major role.

 Degree Course Requirements

 COURSE #  COURSE TITLE  UNITS:
LNT 100 Plant and Horticultural Science 4
LNT 105,109, or 113* Plant Identification* 3
LNT 124 Landscape Construction 3
LNT 128  Sprinkler Design 
LNT 132 Turf Management 3
LNT 133**  Golf Course and Sports Turf Management**  3
LNT 134 Soils 3
LNT 136 Plant Pest and Disease Control 3
PD 290-293 Occupational Cooperative Education I-IV 4
Electives: Choose a minimum of 7 units below:  
LNT 70  Principles of Pruning Fruit Trees and Vines   1
LNT 72 Horticultural Equipment: Care and Operation   2
LNT 75  Pond Design, Installation, and Care   1
LNT 94  Sprinkler System Installation, Maintenance, and Repair   3
LNT 131  Landscape Contracting and Estimating   3
LNT 148  Horticultural Business Practices   3
BUS 150  Principles of Management   3
Total Units                         36

*Students may take any of the above mentioned Plant Identification courses to total at least 3 units.

**Note: LNT 133 is not offered at Southwestern College. Students must enroll in OH 265 - Golf Course and Sport Turf Management offered at Cuyamaca College and then transfer those units back to Southwestern College. 

A Certificate of Achievement is granted upon completion of the courses listed above. Students must complete additional required General Education courses to earn their Associate of Science Degree. See your Southwestern College counselor to help you plan your desired program. 

This page was revised on October 23, 2015. The courses shown above reflect the degree and certificate requirements for the 2016-17 college catalog.

 

Retail Nursery and Plant Production Degree Description

Designed to train students in the skills needed in the nursery industry. Students who successfully complete the degree are eligible for positions such as plant propagator, greenhouse manager, nursery manager, nursery sales assistant, indoor plant specialist. Positions may be found retail nurseries, greenhouse growers, field growers, floral shops, and indoor plant care specialists. Students who have completed this degree have proven they can identify, propagate, grow, care for, and sell plants for the horticultural trades.

Degree Course Requirements:

 COURSE #  COURSE TITLE  UNITS
LNT 100 Plant and Horticultural Science  4
LNT 105,109,113,119* Plant Identification*  6*
LNT 124  Landscape Construction  3
LNT 134 Soils  3
LNT 136 Plant Pest and Disease Control  3
LNT 143  Floriculture and Nursery Operations:
Tree and Shrub Production 
 1
LNT 146 Plant Propagation  1.5
BIOL 100, 101 Principles of Biology and Lab  4
PD 290-293 Occupational Cooperative Education I-IV  4
Electives Students must choose from any electives
below to earn at least 7 additional units.
LNT 70 Principles of Pruning Fruit Trees and Vines 1
LNT 75  Pond Design, Installation, and Care 
LNT 128  Sprinkler Design 
LNT 138  Floral Design 1 
LNT 148 Horticultural Business Practices 3
   Total Units 36.5

* Students may choose any of the Plant Identification courses listed above to total at least 6 units.

A Certificate is granted upon completion of the courses listed above. Students must complete additional required General Education courses to earn their Degree. See your Southwestern College counselor to help you plan your desired program.

 This page was revised on October 22, 2015. The courses shown above reflect the degree and certificate requirements for the 2016-17 college catalog.


Sustainable Landscape Practices Degree Description:

The Associate of Science degree in Sustainable Landscape Practices trains students to become proficient in the many skills needed to evaluate residential and urban landscapes for sustainable practices in design, installation, and maintenance. Careers related to this degree include Sustainable Landscape Professional, Landscape Irrigation Auditor, and Sustainable Landscape Designer.

Degree Course Requirements:

 COURSE #  COURSE TITLE  UNITS
 LNT 94  Sprinkler System Installation, Maintenance, and Repair  3
 LNT 100  Plant and Horticultural Science  4
 LNT 101  Sustainable Energy Studies  3
 LNT 105  Plant Identification:  Trees  3
 LNT 109  Plan Identification:   Shrubs  3
 LNT 119  Plant Identification:  Xeriphytic Plants  3
 LNT 120  Landscape Design 1  4
 LNT 128  Sprinkler Design  3
 LNT 129  Sustainable Landscape/Water Auditor  3
 LNT 134  Soils  3
 LNT 136  Plant Pest and Disease Control  3
 Total Units  35

A Certificate of Achievement is granted upon completion of the courses listed above.  Students must complete additional required General Education courses to earn their Associate of Science Degree.  See your Southwestern College counselor to help you plan your desired program. 

Note:  this degree is listed in the college catalog under Sustainable Energy Studies.

This page was revised on October 23, 2015. The courses shown above reflect the degree and certificate requirements for the 2016-17 college catalog.


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