SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 12:40:14 PMHORT 91 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 91Title:  LANDSCAPE CONST/ESTIM  
Full Title:  Landscape Construction/Estimation
Last Reviewed:2/11/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the field of landscape contracting, including cost estimating and bidding procedures. Course includes hands-on experience with tools, materials, and methods used in the construction of wood and simple concrete and masonry landscape features. Projects are designed to develop the skills necessary for successful performance on the C-27 landscape contractor's licensing exam and national industry certification.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and Eligibility for CS 5 or proficiency in basic productivity software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to the field of landscape contracting, including cost estimating and bidding procedures. Course includes hands-on experience with tools, materials, and methods used in the construction of wood and simple concrete and masonry landscape features. Projects are designed to develop the skills necessary for successful performance on the C-27 landscape contractor's licensing exam and national industry certification.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and Eligibility for CS 5 or proficiency in basic productivity software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2004Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Interpret landscape plans; select lumber, tools, and materials; and estimate the costs for a
    construction project.
2.  Design basic masonry landscape features and select materials for construction.
3.  Demonstrate the necessary skills for successful performance on the C-27 landscape
    contractor's licensing exam.

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Students will be able to:
1.   Evaluate careers in the landscape industry.
2.   Describe C-27 licensing requirements.
3.   Interpret landscape plans in order to construct a specific landscape element.
4.   Select lumber, tools, and materials for basic landscape construction projects.
5.   Estimate the cost of materials and labor for basic landscape construction projects.
6.   Describe the various materials that can be used to construct a fence.
7.   Design basic wood landscape features.
8.   Calculate riser to tread ratios for step construction.
9.   Construct a simple wood landscape structure.
10. Mix, pour, and finish concrete to form a patio or walkway landscape  feature.
11. Compare alternate pavings for patio and walkway areas.
12. Estimate the cost of materials for simple concrete and masonry landscape features.
13. Design basic masonry landscape features and select materials for construction.
14. Construct a simple landscape feature using brick or paving materials.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Introduction
II. Scope of the Landscaping Contracting Industry
    A. Professions
    B. Scope of work
III. California State Contractors Laws, Rules, and Regulations
    A. Licensing
    B. C-27 exam
    C. Fees
    D. Requirements
    E. Scope of license
    F. Exemptions
IV. Estimating Procedures
V.  Lumber and its uses
VI. Fence Design
    A. Purpose
    B. Construction elements
        1. Post & rail spacing
        2. Footings
        3. Fasteners
    C. Styles
VII. Gate Design
    A. Relationship to the fence
    B. Frame construction
    C. Hardware/fasteners
    D. Hanging techniques
VIII. Deck Design
    A. Purpose
    B. Construction elements
    C. Ground level vs. raised (comparisons)
    D. Decking options
    E. Fastener options
IX. Garden Step Design
    A. Purpose and uses
    B. Riser/tread ratios
    C. Construction elements
    D. Fastener options
X. Retaining Wall Design
    A. Purpose
    B. Material selection
    C. Construction specifications
    D. Drainage concerns
XI. Masonry Elements
    A. Uses
    B. Characteristics
    C. Industry specifications
XII. Walkway and Patio Design
    A. Construction elements
    B. Industry specifications
    C. Site preparation
    D. Installation procedures
         1. Headers
         2. Base
         3. Dry vs. wet
XIII. Raised Planter and Retaining Wall Design
    A. Construction elements
    B. Industry specifications
    C. Site preparation
    D. Installation procedures
         1. Foundation
         2. Unit courses
         3. Mortar techniques
 
NOTE: All topics covered in lecture are also covered in lab.

Assignments:
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Lecture-related Assignments
1. Prepare material and cost estimates (2 - 10)
2. Quizzes (2 - 12), midterm, and final
3. Assigned readings and homework 10 - 20 pages per week
4. Field trip reports (1 - 8)
 
Lab-related Assignments
1. Demonstrate proper use of hand and power tools
2. Design, construct, and install simple wood landscape structures
3. Design a concrete patio and walkway
4. Design masonry patio and walkway
5. Design masonry retaining wall
6. Construct and install simple wood, concrete and/or masonry landscape element
7. Field trips required (1 - 8)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 15%
Homework, Field trip reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Material and labor cost estimates
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Design and construction projects including tool use
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes and exam: Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Participation, including field trip attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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State Contracting Board, California Contractors License Law & Reference. Lexis Nexis. Current edition
All About Decks. Erickson, Larry. Ortho Books. 2000 (classic)
All About Fences & Gates. Johnston, Larry. Ortho Books. 2001 (classic)
Landscape Construction. 3rd ed. Sauter, David. Cengage L. 2010 (classic)
California Landscape Standards. California Landscape Standards Committee. 1989 (classic)
All About Patios. Erickson, Larry. Ortho Books. 2000 (classic)
All About Masonry Basics. Erickson, Larry. Ortho Books. 2000 (classic)

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