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

HORT 265 - Advanced Landscape Design and Practices

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

Prerequisite(s): HORT 140  HORT 260  

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course reinforces basic landscape construction installation and introduces advanced landscape construction practices, i.e. green roof installation, etc. In addition, this course teaches students how to: read construction documents for material and job cost estimating; prepare complete bids; schedule job equipment and workers; use of computer aided design software to produce drawings; and install landscapes from construction documents.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Utilize basic drawing and surveying tools to prepare accurate drawings from data collected.
  2. Explain basic construction principles and materials used for decks, fences, patios, walks, and retaining walls.
  3. Select, when appropriate, advanced construction techniques and materials used for sustainable pracites as in energy and resource conservation, protection of environmentally sensitive sites as well as safety concerns, accessibility issues, etc.
  4. Distinguish the unique design considerations between residential and commercial/industrial projects.
  5. Analyze construction documents for use in obtaining material quantities, labor estimates, job scheduling and coordination of work.