2021 - 2022 College Catalog 
    Jan 20, 2022  
2021 - 2022 College Catalog

HORT 260 - Planting Design

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Laboratory Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): HORT 140  and HORT 130  or permission of the instructor

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course offers an introduction to the theory and principles of landscape design and their application to residential and commercial sites. Students are taught how to achieve an overall aesthetic and functional development of land areas through design principles and the proper use of plant materials.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: Upon completion of this course, students shall be able to do the following:

  1. Inventory and interpret at least 5 major environmental conditions and the way they impact functional use and plant selection for successful landscape designs.
  2. Apply standard industry and clearly communicate with graphic symbols and drawing techniques design ideas.
  3. Apply design principles to planting designs for aesthetically pleasing plant combinations.
  4. Develop good oral and listening communication skills when meeting with clients to understand their needs and underlying concerns.
  5. Identify and understand the similarities and differences of work performed between landscape architects, landscape/garden designers, landscape contractors, and related professions typical to the industry to better understand how these all work together.
  6. Incorporate landscape materials and design layout to develop sustainable designs.
  7. Design outdoor rooms with an understanding of the basic elements that define these spaces and relate them to human needs.