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|Discipline and Nbr:
LANDSCPE DESIGN APPLICS||
Landscape Design Applications
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||5.00|| ||Contact Total||87.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
Application of design principles and the design process to various types and styles of residential and small commercial projects. Drafting equipment and field trip required.
Completion of either HORT 54, or both HORT 55.1 and HORT 55.2; AND completion of either HORT 93, or both HORT 94A and HORT 94B.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Application of design principles and process to various types and styles of residential and small commercial projects. Drafting equipment and field trip required.
(Grade or P/NP)
Prerequisites:Completion of either HORT 54, or both HORT 55.1 and HORT 55.2; AND completion of either HORT 93, or both HORT 94A and HORT 94B.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||Fall 2023
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Apply the landscape design process to produce designs for residential
or small commercial sites.
2. Gather site inventory and client profile information and develop a
design program for a client.
3. Select a design theme or style appropriate to the site and client's
4. Analyze design needs and resolve design problems for residential and
small commercial sites with diverse limitations, such as: steep slope;
excessive shade; limited access; small, narrow, or confined space; deer
or other significant pests; low water requirements; soil problems; etc.
5. Select plants appropriate to their landscape function, site imitations,
design value, and client preferences.
6. Apply water-efficient design practices to a landscape design.
7. Determine legal restrictions on landscape plantings and structures for
a project site.
8. Demonstrate advanced use of graphic skills and graphic aids and tools.
9. Construct detailed elevation and perspective views.
10. Select appropriate reprographic methods for design drawings.
11. Apply color media to landscape drawings.
12. Describe accepted business practices for various types of firms
involved in landscape design.
13. Develop a logo and a title block design for a small landscape design
14. Present a design, including installation phases, to a client.
Topics and Scope
1. Lettering and drafting technique review.
2. Design principles review.
3. Construction detailing.
4. Elevation views from planting plans; site profiles and sections.
5. 1-point and 2-point perspective drawings.
6. Landscape design styles for California residences.
7. Water-efficient design methods.
8. Slope, grading, and drainage.
9. Zoning ordinances and restrictions related to landscaping.
10. Planting design and composition.
11. Color media for landscape drawings.
12. Lettering and methods.
13. Title blocks and logo design for a landscape business.
14. Client/designer relations; presentation methods.
1. Reading in assigned text(s) 10 - 20 pages per week.
2. Field work including: measure a site; gather site data; perform site
inventory and analysis.
3. Complete regular design projects for 3 or more residential or small
4. Produce the final landscape design for a model client.
5. Final performance exam: present the landscape plan to client and/or to
6. Approximately 6 quizzes.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 50%
|Field work, Site analysis; data coll.; client needs assessment||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
30 - 70%
|Performance exams, Design projects.||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
10 - 30%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Hannebaum, Leroy (2002). Landscape Design 5th ed.
Booth, N., Hiss, J. (2001). Residential Landscape Architecture.
Sunset Books (2003). Western Landscaping Book. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset
Brookes, J. (1991). The Book of Garden Design. NY: MacMillan.
Walker, T. (1991). Site Design and Construction Detailing, 3rd ed. Mesa,
California Landscape Contractors Association (2000). California Landscape