SRJC Course Outlines

6/22/2024 10:02:39 AMHORT 94 Course Outline as of Fall 2007

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 94Title:  LANDSCPE DESIGN APPLICS  
Full Title:  Landscape Design Applications
Last Reviewed:12/14/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 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:  HORT 94C

Catalog Description:
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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 HORT 8 OR HORT 12, AND completion of HORT 93.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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 HORT 8 OR HORT 12, AND completion of HORT 93.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2023
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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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
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I.   Lettering and drafting technique review
II.  Design principles review
III. Construction detailing
IV.  Elevation views from planting plans
    A. Site profiles
    B. Sections
V.   Perspective drawings
    A. 1-point
    B. 2-point
VI.  Landscape design styles for California residences
VII. Water-efficient design methods
VIII. Slope, grading, and drainage
IX.  Zoning ordinances and restrictions related to landscaping
X.   Planting design and composition
XI.  Color media for landscape drawings
XII. Lettering and methods
XIII. Title blocks and logo design for a landscape business
XIV.  Design office business practices
XV.  Presentation methods

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Representative assignments:
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
commercial sites.
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.
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%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Bertanski, Tony (2004). Designing the Landscape: An Introductory Guide for
the Landscape Designer. Prentice Hall.
Bertanski, Tony (2006). Plan Graphics for the Landscape Designer. Prentice
Hannebaum, Leroy (2002). Landscape Design: A Practical Approach, 5th ed.
Prentice Hall.
Booth, N., Hiss, J. (2004). Residential Landscape Architecture. Prentice
Sunset Books (2003). Western Landscaping Book. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset
California Landscape Contractors Association (2000). California Landscape
Standards. CLCA.

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