This curriculum is designed to investigate the current trends and provide practical experience in sustainable landscape design, construction and maintenance. Students will use technology, materials and methods that enhance the urban landscape with minimal input of labor and materials while reducing negative environmental impacts. Students entering the landscape industry, those already employed but seeking upgraded skills, and those wishing to transfer to four-year degree programs will benefit from the curriculum. Graduates are employed by landscape contractors, landscape architects and designers, public agencies, or are 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.
Landscape Design Consultant
Landscape Maintenance Supervisor
Landscape Water Auditor
Water Conservation Specialist
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|OH-120||Fundamentals of Ornamental Horticulture||3|
|OH-130||Plant Pest Control||3|
|OH-170||Plant Materials: Trees and Shrubs||3|
|OH-250||Landscape Water Management||2|
|OH-255||Sustainable Urban Landscape Principles and Practices||2|
|OH-290||Cooperative Work Experience Education 1||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Business|
|Entrepreneurship: Starting and Developing a Business|
|Business Law: Legal Environment of Business|
|Select a minimum of eight units from the following:||8-8.5|
|Xeriscape: Water Conservation in the Landscape|
|Edibles in Urban Landscapes|
|Landscape Architecture I|
|Plant Materials: Annuals and Perennials|
|Landscape Construction: Concrete and Masonry|
|Landscape Construction: Irrigation and Carpentry|
|Principles of Landscape Irrigation|
|Science in Practice for Arboriculture|
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 Sustainable Urban Landscapes. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.