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-120||Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and Design||3|
|OH-102||Xeriscape: Water Conservation in the Landscape||2|
|OH-120||Fundamentals of Ornamental Horticulture||3|
|OH-150||Landscape Architecture I||3|
|OH-151||Landscape Architecture II||3|
|OH-170||Plant Materials: Trees and Shrubs||3|
|OH-220||Landscape Construction: Concrete and Masonry||3|
|OH-235||Principles of Landscape Irrigation||4|
|OH-290||Cooperative Work Experience Education 1||3|
|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|
|Sustainable Urban Landscape Principles and Practices|
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.