Alamance Community College
2020 Calendar Year

Landscape Design and Installation Diploma

Course
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Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 1
ACA-111   College Student Success PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.

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ENG-115 Oral Communication 3 3
ENG-115   Oral Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-096

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

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HOR-112 Landscape Design I 5 3
HOR-112   Landscape Design I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers landscape principles and practices for residential and commercial sites. Emphasis is placed on drafting, site analysis, and common elements of good design, plant material selection, and proper plant utilization (encouraged use of native plants and discouraged use of invasive species). Upon completion, students should be able to read plans and draft a landscape design according to sustainable practices.

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HOR-114 Landscape Construction 4 3
HOR-114   Landscape Construction PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the design and fabrication of landscape structures/features. Emphasis is placed on safety, tool identification and use, material selection, construction techniques, and fabrication. Upon completion, students should be able to design and construct common landscape structures/features.

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HOR-116 Landscape Management I 4 3
HOR-116   Landscape Management I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers information and skills necessary to analyze a property and develop a management schedule. Emphasis is placed on property measurement, plant condition, analysis of client needs, and plant culture needs. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze a property, develop management schedules, and implement practices based on client needs.

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HOR-160 Plant Materials I 4 3
HOR-160   Plant Materials I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants in a sustainable landscape. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, and landscape applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials, including natives and invasive plants.

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HOR-161 Plant Materials II 4 3
HOR-161   Plant Materials II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a supplementary opportunity to cover identification, culture, characteristics, and use of plants in a sustainable landscape, giving students a broader knowledge of available landscape plants for utilization in landscapes and plant production. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, identification, growth requirements, cultural requirements, soil preferences, landscape applications and expansion of the plant palette. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the proper selection and utilization of plant materials, including natives and invasive plants.

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HOR-162 Applied Plant Science 4 3
HOR-162   Applied Plant Science PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the basic concepts of botany as they apply to horticulture. Topics include nomenclature, physiology, morphology, and anatomy as they apply to plant culture. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the basic principles of botany to horticulture.

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HOR-164 Horticultural Pest Management 4 3
HOR-164   Horticultural Pest Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the identification and management of plant pests including insects, diseases, and weeds. Topics include pest identification and beneficial organisms, pesticide application safety and use of least toxic methods of management. Upon completion, students should be able to manage common landscape pests using least toxic methods of control and be prepared to sit for North Carolina Commercial Pesticide Ground Applicators license.

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HOR-166 Soils and Fertilizers 4 3
HOR-166   Soils and Fertilizers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the physical and chemical properties of soils and soil fertility and management. Topics include soil formation; classification; physical, chemical, and biological properties (including microorganisms); testing; and fertilizer application. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and properly amend soils/media according to sustainable practices.

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HOR-170 Horticultural Computer Applications 4 2
HOR-170   Horticultural Computer Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer programs as they apply to the horticulture industry. Emphasis is placed on applications of software for plant identification, design, and irrigation. Upon completion, students should be able to use computer programs in horticultural situations.

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HOR-213 Landscape Design II 4 3
HOR-213   Landscape Design II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • HOR-112;

This course covers residential and commercial landscape design, cost analysis, and installation. Emphasis is placed on job cost estimates, installation of the landscape design, and maintenance techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to read landscape design blueprints, develop cost estimates, and implement the design.

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HOR-253 Horticulture Turfgrass 4 3
HOR-253   Horticulture Turfgrass PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers information and skill development necessary to establish and manage landscape turfgrasses. Topics include grass identification, establishment, cultural requirements, application of control products, fertilization, and overseeding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze a landscape site and determine those cultural and physical activities needed to establish or mange a quality turf.

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HOR-277 Horticultural Sales & Services 3 3
HOR-277   Horticultural Sales & Services PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces various strategies for marketing horticulture products and services. Topics include wholesale, retail, and consignment sales; advertising media; costing products and services; preparing estimates, bids, and proposals; and consumer relations. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a marketing strategy for various horticulture products and services.

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Science Elective 3 3
Semester Total 55 42

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