Academic Catalog

Environmental & Applied Technology

Landscape Architecture Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

The Landscape Architecture major provides students with a multi-disciplined, project-based approach to landscape architecture for residential, public, and commercial sites. The curriculum covers the current trends in design and technologies in construction of the projects. Course work is designed to provide employable technical skill training in the field and provides foundation for students who plan to transfer to four-year degree programs in Landscape Architecture. Students earning an associate degree in Landscape Architecture are eligible to take the Landscape Architecture Registration Exam to achieve state licensure after completing requisite apprenticeship. Graduates may be employed by landscape architects, landscape contractors, public agencies, or may be self-employed.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform work-related functions according to current industry standards.
  • Assess and resolve work-related problems using current industry-specific tools and resources.
  • Communicate effectively to prospective clients, managers and coworkers in a workplace setting.
  • Abide by industry and government regulations regarding occupational health and safety, and/or environmental standards.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

CADD-120Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and Design3
OH-102Xeriscape: Water Conservation in the Landscape2
OH-120Fundamentals of Ornamental Horticulture3
OH-150Landscape Architecture I3
OH-151Landscape Architecture II3
OH-170Plant Materials: Trees and Shrubs3
OH-220Landscape Construction: Concrete and Masonry3
OH-235Principles of Landscape Irrigation4
OH-290Cooperative Work Experience Education 13
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Western Art I: Prehistory through Middle Ages
Survey of Western ART II: Renaissance through Modern
Architecture of the 20th and 21st Centuries
Select four units (minimum) from the following:4-6
Plant Materials: Annuals and Perennials
Advanced Computer-Aided Landscape Design
Landscape Construction: Irrigation and Carpentry
Japanese Garden Design and Construction
Landscape Contracting
Sustainable Urban Landscape Principles and Practices
Urban Forestry
Total Units34-36

Plus General Education Requirements


Student must complete six units within the major at Cuyamaca College to be eligible for this course.

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Landscape Architecture. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.