Alamance Community College
2020 Calendar Year

Landscape Design Certificate

Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
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-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-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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Semester Total 25 17

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