Landscape Design & Management, A.S., Major #2910

This program has been deactivated and students will no longer be admitted to the major.  Currently enrolled students will complete the degree in accordance with the approved teach-out plan.

The mission of this program is to provide students with a solid foundation in the study of landscape design and management, to prepare them for higher levels of study, and to propel them toward a successful career where they can achieve meaningful personal and professional lives. Quality, as it relates to the program, is defined by the demonstration of problem-solving skills expressed with sensitivity to natural and built environments and to visual aesthetics. The curriculum is both rigorous and diverse as it includes course requirements in design, horticulture, sustainability, environmental science, and natural resources.  In order to qualify our graduates for entry into the landscape industry and other related fields, the program engages students in applied learning experiences gained outside the classroom and during summer internships. 

Upon successful completion of this program, students can seek entry-level employment in fields such as landscape design, landscape contracting, landscape horticulture, parks & estate management, recreational planning, and environmental design.  Graduates of this program have excellent opportunities to continue their education in a bachelor program of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture Business Management, or any related discipline.

Student Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  • Design Vocabulary: use appropriate design vocabulary in written and oral presentations.

  • Design Elements & Principles: apply design principles and elements in design solutions.

  • Design Process: engage in the stages of the design process with an evolution of design thinking.

 Skills

  • Creative Problem-solving: develop imaginative and functional solutions in design programming, concept & form development, and landscape management.

  • Graphic Communication: depict ideas and design solutions using effective 2-d graphic media and computer-assisted design (CAD) in the drafting and rendering of illustrative plans, section elevations, freehand sketches, and perspectives.

  • Project & Time Management: plan and organize project requirements; collaborate effectively in team projects; meet project deadlines.

 Values

  • Sustainable principles: demonstrate knowledge of landscape sustainability principles as they relate to energy and water conservation, pollution control, and environmental benefits.

  • Sustainable practices: select native plant species where appropriate; choose hardscape materials with a regional fit; protect and create wildlife habitat; and reduce water runoff.

 

Curriculum Requirements - 64 Credits

course

credits

HORT 101 Plant Materials

3

HORT 103 Landscape Planning & Design I

3

HORT 105 Landscape Planning & Design II

3

HORT 109 Landscape & Turf Management

3

HORT 206   Sustainable Landscapes

3

HORT 240 LANDCADD

3

HORT Electives (as advised)

4

ENSC 106 Pesticide Use and Handling

2

ENSC 107 Integrated Pest Management

1

NATR 160 Principles of Arboriculture

2

NATR 161 Practices of Arboriculture

1

MATH - SUNY General Education MATH as Advised

3

SUNY General Education Basic Communication as Advised

3

BIOL 102 Botany

3

Additional Gen Ed   (as advised)

*Proficiency through MATH 103 & COMP 102 is recommended for transfer.

21

Free Electives

6

 

Suggested Course Sequence

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 14 Credits

HORT 101 - Plant Materials

3

HORT 109 - Landscape & Turf Management

3

HORT 110 - Horticultural Practices I

2

BIOL 102 - Botany: Form and Function of Seed Plant

3

MATH - As Advised

3

Year 1/Spring - 17 Credits

HORT 103 - Landscape Planning and Design I

3

HORT - Elective as Advised

2

SUNY General Education Basic Communication as Advised

3

SUNY General Education Elective as Advised

9

Year 2/Fall - 16 Credits

HORT 105 - Landscape Planning & Design II

3

ENSC 107 - Integrated Pest Management

1

NATR 160 - Principles of Arboricluture

2

NATR 161 - Practice of Arboriculture

1

SUNY General Education as Advised

9

Year 2/Spring - 17 Credits

HORT 206 - Sustainable Landscapes

3

HORT 240 - LandCADD

3

ENSC 106 - Pesticide Use and Handling

2

SUNY General Education as Advised

3

General Electives as Advised

6