Landscape Technology

2014-15 Edition

Rock Creek Campus
Building 2, Room 210
971-722-7770

www.pcc.edu/landscape

Career and Program Description

Prepare for entry level and supervisory work in landscape construction, landscape management, landscape design, or nursery production. In the construction area, students work with landscape contractors installing landscapes. Those specializing in management work primarily in maintaining existing landscapes both private and public. Landscape designers work with clients and contractors to produce residential design. Upon application to the Landscape Contractors Board and presentation of transcripts and diploma, students completing the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Landscape Technology will be eligible to sit for the Landscape Contractors licensing exam.

Landscape Technology degree classes are designed to develop knowledge and skills in plant care, plant identification, soils, irrigation, landscape business operations, estimating and bidding, basic landscape design and construction practices. With proper licensing and experience, many students establish their own business in construction, maintenance or design. Employment can include work with retail and wholesale nurseries, garden centers, landscape contractors, landscape designers, positions in landscape maintenance and gardening, and at landscape and horticultural suppliers.

Landscape Construction classes are designed to develop knowledge and skills in plant identification, soils, irrigation, landscape business operations, estimating and bidding, and construction practices. Students successfully completing this curriculum may seek field supervisory positions in landscape construction. Upon application and presentation of transcripts and degree to the State of Oregon Landscape Contractors Board, students completing this degree will be eligible to sit for the Landscape Contractors licensing exam. Students are prepared for work in landscape construction installing landscapes, hardscapes (outdoor construction features) and irrigation systems.

Landscape Management classes are designed to develop knowledge and skills in plant identification, soils, irrigation, landscape business operations, grounds maintenance, tree care, turfgrass culture and pest management. Students successfully completing this curriculum may seek field level supervisory positions in the landscape management industry. Students are prepared for work in the landscape management field maintaining residential, estate, commercial and public properties, golf courses, private and public gardens, and parks.

Landscape Design classes are developed to build knowledge and skills in plant identification, soils, irrigation, site measurement and analysis, landscape design history, and design. Students completing the curriculum will have the skills needed to produce landscape designs. Required landscape design courses meet the educational requirement for certification with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. Students are prepared to work in the landscape design and construction field, performing services for residential and small commercial projects. They may work for garden centers, landscape contractors, landscape designers, or be self employed.

Environmental Landscape Management Technology classes will develop skills and knowledge in Landscape Technology, Biology and Environmental Science to prepare students for careers working with natural resources and sustainable landscape technologies.  Students who complete the degree will have a broad background in science and the technical skills to construct, maintain and monitor sustainable landscape systems such as bioswales, greenroofs and environmental restoration projects.

Landscape Service Technician - The first year core of classes is designed to develop knowledge and skills in plant care, plant identification, soils, irrigation, basic landscape design and construction practices. Students successfully completing this curriculum may seek entry level positions with landscape companies and will have completed the educational requirement for applying a combination of education and work experience as qualifying to sit for the State of Oregon Landscape Contractors licensing exam. Students are prepared for entry level positions in sales, construction or maintenance at wholesale and retail nurseries, landscape installation companies, or landscape maintenance companies.

Following the listed sequence of classes and entry into the program in the fall is recommended although not required by the program.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Landscape Technology
Landscape Technology: Landscape Construction Option
Landscape Technology: Landscape Design Option
Landscape Technology: Landscape Management Option
Environmental Landscape Management Technology

Less than One-Year Certificate

Landscape Service Technician

Prerequisites and Requirements

All landscape students are required to place into RD 115, WR 115, and MTH 60.Check appropriate course descriptions for individual course requirements.

All Landscape Technology courses must be completed with a C or better to meet the requirements for graduation.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Landscape Technology
Landscape Technology: Landscape Construction Option
Landscape Technology: Landscape Design Option
Landscape Technology: Landscape Management Option
Environmental Landscape Management Technology

Landscape Technology AAS Degree

Minimum 96 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Math/computation competency is met through the courses in the program of study indicated with a § symbol. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Landscape Technology Degree Credit Summary

LAT43
CSS4
HOR18
MSD3
LAT Degree Electives12
General Education16
Total Credits96

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
HOR 226Plant Materials - Deciduous4
LAT 111Landscape Construction Practices3
LAT 236§Landscape Math3
LAT 217Landscape Drafting3
Second Term
CSS 200Soils and Plant Nutrition4
HOR 227Plant Materials - Evergreens4
LAT 104Pesticides3
LAT 109Plant Propagation3
Third Term
HOR 228Plant Materials - Flowering4
HOR 290Introduction to Landscape Design3
LAT 108Landscape Irrigation I3
LAT 110Grounds Maintenance3
Fourth Term
General Education8
Landscape Technology Electives3
Fifth Term
LAT 223Site Surveying and Analysis3
LAT 106Basic Horticulture4
Landscape Technology Electives6
Sixth Term
LAT 243Landscape Business Operations3
LAT 264Landscape Estimating and Bidding3
MSD 101Principles of Management and Supervision3
General Education4
Seventh Term
HOR 255Spring Annuals and Perennials3
Summer Annuals & Perennials
LAT 241Turfgrass Cultural Practices3
General Education4
Landscape Technology Electives3
Eighth Term
LAT 280A1Cooperative Education: Landscape6
 Total Credits: 96
§

 Course cannot be substituted with another course.

1

Students with one year documented work experience may take an additional 6 credits of General Education or landscape electives in place of cooperative work experience. Arrange with the landscape department chair.

Landscape Technology Degree Electives

HOR 285Permaculture Design7
HOR 291Landscape Design Process3
LAT 211Landscape Construction Practices II3
LAT 214Plant Composition I3
LAT 219Landscape Illustration3
LAT 225Water Gardens3
LAT 232Landscape Irrigation II4
LAT 235Tree Care-Fall3
LAT 240Tree Care-Spring3
LAT 250Plant Diseases, Insects and Weed Identification3
LAT 262Native Plants of Oregon3
LAT 271Computer Aided Landscape Design3
LAT 272Sustainable Landscaping3
LAT 275Introduction to Landscape Night Lighting3
LAT 278Oregon LCP Exam Preparation3
LAT 224Grading and Drainage3

Landscape Construction AAS Degree

Minimum 91 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Math/computation competency is met through the courses in the program of study indicated with a § symbol. Student should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Landscape Construction Degree Credit Summary

LAT47
CSS4
HOR15
MSD3
Landscape Construction Electives6
General Education16
Total Credits91

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
HOR 226Plant Materials - Deciduous4
LAT 111Landscape Construction Practices3
LAT 236§Landscape Math3
General Education4
Second Term
CSS 200Soils and Plant Nutrition4
HOR 227Plant Materials - Evergreens4
Landscape Construction Electives3
LAT 272Sustainable Landscaping3
Third Term
HOR 228Plant Materials - Flowering4
HOR 290Introduction to Landscape Design3
LAT 108Landscape Irrigation I3
LAT 110Grounds Maintenance3
Fourth Term
Landscape Construction Electives3
General Education8
Fifth Term
LAT 211Landscape Construction Practices II3
LAT 223Site Surveying and Analysis3
LAT 232Landscape Irrigation II4
LAT 106Basic Horticulture4
Sixth Term
LAT 243Landscape Business Operations3
LAT 264Landscape Estimating and Bidding3
General Education4
LAT 275Introduction to Landscape Night Lighting3
Seventh Term
LAT 224Grading and Drainage3
LAT 280A1Cooperative Education: Landscape6
MSD 101Principles of Management and Supervision3
 Total Credits: 91
§

 Course cannot be substituted with another course.

1

Students with one year documented work experience in landscape construction may take an additional 6 credits of LAT elective courses in lieu of cooperative work experience. Arrange with landscape department chair.

Landscape Construction Electives

HOR 255Spring Annuals and Perennials3
HOR 266Interior Plants3
HOR 272Summer Annuals & Perennials3
HOR 285Permaculture Design7
HOR 291Landscape Design Process3
LAT 104Pesticides3
LAT 109Plant Propagation3
LAT 214Plant Composition I3
LAT 217Landscape Drafting3
LAT 219Landscape Illustration3
LAT 225Water Gardens3
LAT 235Tree Care-Fall3
LAT 240Tree Care-Spring3
LAT 241Turfgrass Cultural Practices3
LAT 250Plant Diseases, Insects and Weed Identification3
LAT 262Native Plants of Oregon3
LAT 271Computer Aided Landscape Design3
LAT 275Introduction to Landscape Night Lighting3
LAT 278Oregon LCP Exam Preparation3

Landscape Design AAS Degree

Minimum 93 credits. Students must meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Math/computation competency is met through the courses in the program of study indicated with a § symbol. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Landscape Design Degree Credit Summary

LAT46
CSS4
HOR21
Landscape Design Electives6
General Education16
Total Credits93

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
HOR 226Plant Materials - Deciduous4
LAT 111Landscape Construction Practices3
LAT 236§Landscape Math3
LAT 217Landscape Drafting3
Second Term
CSS 200Soils and Plant Nutrition4
HOR 227Plant Materials - Evergreens4
LAT 271Computer Aided Landscape Design3
LAT 272Sustainable Landscaping3
Third Term
HOR 228Plant Materials - Flowering4
HOR 290Introduction to Landscape Design3
LAT 108Landscape Irrigation I3
LAT 110Grounds Maintenance3
Fourth Term
Landscape Design Electives3
General Education8
Fifth Term
LAT 214Plant Composition I3
LAT 223Site Surveying and Analysis3
General Education4
LAT 106Basic Horticulture4
Sixth Term
HOR 291Landscape Design Process3
LAT 243Landscape Business Operations3
LAT 264Landscape Estimating and Bidding3
Landscape Design Electives3
Seventh Term
HOR 255Spring Annuals and Perennials3
Summer Annuals & Perennials
LAT 219Landscape Illustration3
LAT 224Grading and Drainage3
General Education4
Eighth Term
LAT 280C1Cooperative Work Experience- Landscape Design3
 Total Credits: 93
§

 Course cannot be substituted with another course.

1

Students with one year documented work experience in landscape design may take an additional 3 credits of LAT elective courses in lieu of cooperative work experience. Arrange with landscape department chair.

Landscape Design Degree Electives

HOR 255Spring Annuals and Perennials3
HOR 266Interior Plants3
HOR 272Summer Annuals & Perennials3
HOR  285Permaculture Design 7
LAT 104Pesticides3
LAT 109Plant Propagation3
LAT 211Landscape Construction Practices II3
LAT 225Water Gardens3
LAT 232Landscape Irrigation II4
LAT 235Tree Care-Fall3
LAT 240Tree Care-Spring3
LAT 241Turfgrass Cultural Practices3
LAT 250Plant Diseases, Insects and Weed Identification3
LAT 262Native Plants of Oregon3
LAT 275Introduction to Landscape Night Lighting3
LAT 278Oregon LCP Exam Preparation3

Landscape Management AAS Degree

Minimum 93 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Math/computation competency is met through the courses in the program of study indicated with a § symbol. Student should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Landscape Management Certificate Credit Summary

LAT46
CSS4
HOR18
MSD3
Landscape Management Electives6
General Education16
Total Credits93

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
HOR 226Plant Materials - Deciduous4
LAT 111Landscape Construction Practices3
LAT 236§Landscape Math3
General Education4
Second Term
CSS 200Soils and Plant Nutrition4
HOR 227Plant Materials - Evergreens4
LAT 104Pesticides3
LAT 272Sustainable Landscaping3
Third Term
HOR 228Plant Materials - Flowering4
HOR 290Introduction to Landscape Design3
LAT 108Landscape Irrigation I3
LAT 110Grounds Maintenance3
Fourth Term
Landscape Management Electives3
General Education8
Fifth Term
LAT 235Tree Care-Fall3
LAT 280A1Cooperative Education: Landscape6
LAT 106Basic Horticulture4
Sixth Term
LAT 243Landscape Business Operations3
LAT 264Landscape Estimating and Bidding3
MSD 101Principles of Management and Supervision3
General Education4
Seventh Term
HOR 255Spring Annuals and Perennials3
Summer Annuals & Perennials
LAT 240Tree Care-Spring3
LAT 241Turfgrass Cultural Practices3
LAT 250Plant Diseases, Insects and Weed Identification3
Eighth Term
Landscape Management Electives3
 Total Credits: 93
§

 Course cannot be substituted for another course.

1

Students with one year documented work experience in landscape management may take an additional 6 credits of elective courses in lieu of cooperative work experience. Arrange with landscape department chair.

Landscape Management Degree Electives

HOR 255Spring Annuals and Perennials3
HOR 266Interior Plants3
HOR 272Summer Annuals & Perennials3
HOR 285Permaculture Design7
HOR 291Landscape Design Process3
LAT 109Plant Propagation3
LAT 211Landscape Construction Practices II3
LAT 214Plant Composition I3
LAT 217Landscape Drafting3
LAT 219Landscape Illustration3
LAT 223Site Surveying and Analysis3
LAT 224Grading and Drainage3
LAT 225Water Gardens3
LAT 232Landscape Irrigation II4
LAT 262Native Plants of Oregon3
LAT 271Computer Aided Landscape Design3
LAT 275Introduction to Landscape Night Lighting3
LAT 278Oregon LCP Exam Preparation3

Environmental Landscape Management Technology AAS Degree

Minimum 92 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of eight credits of General Education. Math/computation competency is met through the courses in the program of study indicated with a § symbol. Student should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Environmental Landscape Management Credit Summary

LAT43
BI8
CSS4
ESR17
LAT Degree Electives12
General Education8
Total Credits92

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
BI 141Habitats: Life of the Forest4
ESR 150Environmental Studies Orientation1
ESR 160Intro to Environmental Systems4
LAT 236§Landscape Math3
Second Term
CSS 200Soils and Plant Nutrition4
LAT 104Pesticides3
LAT 272Sustainable Landscaping3
Environmental LAT Degree Elective3
Third Term
BI 143Habitats: Fresh Water Biology4
LAT 108Landscape Irrigation I3
LAT 110Grounds Maintenance3
LAT 262Native Plants of Oregon3
Fourth Term
Environmental LAT Degree Elective3
General Education4
Fifth Term
LAT 106Basic Horticulture4
LAT 223Site Surveying and Analysis3
ESR 202Applied Environmental Studies: Prep for Problem Solving4
General Education4
Sixth Term
LAT 243Landscape Business Operations3
LAT 264Landscape Estimating and Bidding3
ESR 201Applied Environmental Studies: Science/Policy Consideration4
Environmental LAT Degree Elective3
Seventh Term
ESR 204Introduction to Environmental Restoration4
LAT 224Grading and Drainage3
LAT 250Plant Diseases, Insects and Weed Identification3
Environmental LAT Degree Elective3
Eighth Term
LAT 280A1Cooperative Education: Landscape6
 Total Credits: 92
§

 Course cannot be substituted for another course.

1

Students with one year documented work experience in landscape management may take an additional 6 credits of elective courses in lieu of cooperative work experience. Arrange with landscape department chair.

Environmental Landscape Degree Electives

BI 101Biology4
BI 101HBiology: Honors4
BI 102Biology4
BI 103Biology4
BI 112Cell Biology for Health Occupations5
BI 121Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BI 122Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
BI 141Habitats: Life of the Forest4
BI 142Habitats: Marine Biology4
BI 145Intro. to Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Management4
BI 160Ecology/Field Biology: Coast2
BI 161Ecology/Field Bio: Great Basin2
BI 163Organic Gardening4
BI 164Bird ID and Ecology4
BI 198Independent Study - Biology1-4
BI 200APrinciples of Ecology: Field Biology2
BI 200BPrinciples of Ecology: Field Biology4
BI 200CPrinciples of Ecology: Field Biology6
BI 202Botany: An Introduction to the Plant Kingdom4
BI 211Principles of Biology5
BI 212Principles of Biology5
BI 213Principles of Biology5
BI 222Human Genetics3
BI 231Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BI 232Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
BI 233Human Anatomy & Physiology III4
BI 234Microbiology5
BI 241Pathophysiology3
BI 280ACooperative Education: Biology1-10
BI 287Introduction to Immunology4
BI 298Independent Study1-4
ESR 140Introduction to Environmental Sustainability4
ESR 141Introduction to Individual Sustainability4
ESR 171Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives4
ESR 172Environmental Science: Chemical Perspectives4
ESR 173Environmental Science: Geological Perspectives4
ESR 203Applied Environmental Studies: Project4
ESR 298Special Topics: Environmental Science1-4
LAT 109Plant Propagation3
LAT 111Landscape Construction Practices3
LAT 211Landscape Construction Practices II3
LAT 214Plant Composition I3
LAT 217Landscape Drafting3
LAT 219Landscape Illustration3
LAT 225Water Gardens3
LAT 232Landscape Irrigation II4
LAT 235Tree Care-Fall3
LAT 240Tree Care-Spring3
LAT 241Turfgrass Cultural Practices3
LAT 271Computer Aided Landscape Design3
LAT 273Sustainable Landscape Water Management3
LAT 275Introduction to Landscape Night Lighting3
LAT 278Oregon LCP Exam Preparation3
LAT 280BCooperative Work Experience- Landscape Seminar1
LAT 280CCooperative Work Experience- Landscape Design3
HOR 226Plant Materials - Deciduous4
HOR 227Plant Materials - Evergreens4
HOR 228Plant Materials - Flowering4
HOR 255Spring Annuals and Perennials3
HOR 266Interior Plants3
HOR 272Summer Annuals & Perennials3
HOR 285Permaculture Design7
HOR 290Introduction to Landscape Design3
HOR 291Landscape Design Process3

Landscape Service Technician Less Than One-Year Certificate

Minimum 41 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Landscape Service Technician Certificate is a related certificate. All courses are contained in the Landscape Technology AAS Degree.

Landscape Service Technician Certificate Credit Summary

LAT22
HOR15
CSS4
Total Credits41
First TermCredits
HOR 226Plant Materials - Deciduous4
LAT 106Basic Horticulture4
LAT 111Landscape Construction Practices3
LAT 236Landscape Math3
Second Term
CSS 200Soils and Plant Nutrition4
HOR 227Plant Materials - Evergreens4
LAT 104Pesticides3
LAT 109Plant Propagation3
Third Term
HOR 228Plant Materials - Flowering4
HOR 290Introduction to Landscape Design3
LAT 108Landscape Irrigation I3
LAT 110Grounds Maintenance3
 Total Credits: 41

Crop Soil Science

CSS 200. Soils and Plant Nutrition. 4 Credits.

Examines soils and plant interrelationships. Introduces soil development and terms, physical, biological, and chemical properties, and the use of organic and inorganic means to provide optimum environment for plant growth. Recommended: MTH 60 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Horticulture

HOR 226. Plant Materials - Deciduous. 4 Credits.

Botanical characteristics and field identification. Cultural requirements, pests, diseases, and landscape uses of plants with concentration on deciduous material and plants of Fall interest. Audit available.

HOR 227. Plant Materials - Evergreens. 4 Credits.

Botanical characteristics and field identification. Cultural requirements, pests, diseases, and landscape uses of plants with concentration on deciduous material and plants of Winter interest. Audit available.

HOR 228. Plant Materials - Flowering. 4 Credits.

Botanical characteristics and field identification. Cultural requirements, pests, diseases, and landscape uses of plants with concentration on flowering plants and plants of Spring interest. Audit available.

HOR 255. Spring Annuals and Perennials. 3 Credits.

Identification of Spring herbaceous annuals and perennials most commonly used in landscapes. Care, culture, pests, diseases, propagation and landscape use. Audit available.

HOR 266. Interior Plants. 3 Credits.

Identification of interior plants commonly used in interior plantscaping. Cultural requirements, pests, diseases, propagation and interior use covered. Audit available.

HOR 272. Summer Annuals & Perennials. 3 Credits.

Identification of summer herbaceous annuals and perennials most commonly used in landscapes. Care, culture, pests, diseases, propagation and landscape use. Audit available.

HOR 285. Permaculture Design. 7 Credits.

Covers principles of permaculture for both urban & rural applications and sustainable human settlements. Covers: landscape analysis, including ecological planning & design methods, organic food production and food security, natural soil improvement, integrated animal systems, water harvesting, conservation, and management, and forest gardening, techniques and design strategies. Intensive course combining theory with practical hands on learning. Includes lectures, discussions, hands-on labs, slide shows, field trips and design projects. Students who successfully complete this course will be awarded a Permaculture Design Certificate through the Cascadia Permaculture Institute. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HOR 290. Introduction to Landscape Design. 3 Credits.

Basic steps and elements used in landscape design. Establishment of specific design criteria, field measurements and basic drawing techniques required in production of finished design. Audit available.

HOR 291. Landscape Design Process. 3 Credits.

Critical thinking approach to landscape design. Methods of developing use of line, proportion, color, scale and texture in the creation of landscape spaces. Landscape architectural history and sites used as background material. Prerequisites: HOR 226, HOR 227, HOR 228, and HOR 290. Prerequisite/concurrent: LAT 217. Audit available.

Landscape Technology

LAT 104. Pesticides. 3 Credits.

Federal and Oregon pesticide laws, safety, application equipment, types of pesticides and alternatives to pesticides. Recommended basic information for use in preparation for state pesticide certification. Credit is accepted towards recertification of valid Oregon pesticide license. Audit available.

LAT 106. Basic Horticulture. 4 Credits.

Botany and biology of plant physiology. Plant growth and reaction to nutrients, light, air, water, pests, and diseases. Audit available.

LAT 108. Landscape Irrigation I. 3 Credits.

Materials used, installation, and maintenance for residential and small commercial spray and drip irrigation systems. Applied math calculations used in basic hydraulics and system layout. Students will install sprinkler and drip zones. Audit available.

LAT 109. Plant Propagation. 3 Credits.

Covers propagation techniques in hardwood, softwood and conifer cuttings; budding and grafting; layering; division; seed sowing; as well as an overview of propagation facilities, irrigation and pest control. Audit available.

LAT 110. Grounds Maintenance. 3 Credits.

Covers operational procedures, materials, safety, tools and equipment. Emphasizes industry standards for scheduling monthly, seasonal, and yearly approach to maintenance operations. Uses hands-on, practical field experience to demonstrate principles. Audit available.

LAT 111. Landscape Construction Practices. 3 Credits.

Basic materials, safety, equipment and techniques used in the construction of landscapes. Basic tool and hardware identification and use in fences, decks, hardscapes, planters and retaining walls. Hands-on projects in wood, concrete, stone, and modular pavers. Audit available.

LAT 211. Landscape Construction Practices II. 3 Credits.

Covers in-depth, the use of tools, equipment, materials (e.g. wood, pavers, stone, concrete) and advanced techniques for the construction and installation of hardscape features. Includes, hands-on projects in pathways, wood construction and retaining walls. Recommended: LAT 236. Audit available.

LAT 214. Plant Composition I. 3 Credits.

Aspects of plant arrangement in landscape projects with emphasis on plant use, styles of planting, color, texture, form and scale. Prerequisites: HOR 226, HOR 227, HOR 228, HOR 290. Prerequisite/concurrent: LAT 217. Audit available.

LAT 217. Landscape Drafting. 3 Credits.

Basic drafting skills and layout techniques to produce quality design drawings. Drafting equipment, linework, lettering and drafting shortcuts. Prerequisite: HOR 290.

LAT 219. Landscape Illustration. 3 Credits.

Basic principles of graphic presentation for landscape design. Produce perspectives, isometric drawing, botanical drawings and plan renderings. Audit available.

LAT 223. Site Surveying and Analysis. 3 Credits.

Application of basic surveying techniques to landscape sites. Topographic maps and land divisions. Techniques for measuring, recording, and interpreting site information needed in the design and construction of landscapes. Prerequisite: LAT 236 or department permission. Audit available.

LAT 224. Grading and Drainage. 3 Credits.

Covers the interpretation of design documents to lay out grading and drainage projects. Includes the design and installation of drainage elements per site requirements. Introduces tools and methods for grading landscape sites based on design documents and field measurements. Prerequisites: LAT 223. Audit available.

LAT 225. Water Gardens. 3 Credits.

Covers layout and construction of water features. Introduces hands-on techniques for site development, use of liners, equipment and plumbing, placement of rock and plants, and criteria for selection of water plants and fish. Audit available.

LAT 232. Landscape Irrigation II. 4 Credits.

Information and calculations needed to layout and draw irrigation plans for conventional spray and drip systems. Irrigation controller programming and auditing. Prerequisites: LAT 108, LAT 236; or department permission. Audit available.

LAT 235. Tree Care-Fall. 3 Credits.

Principles and practices of modern arboriculture (tree work). Tree biology, basic rope work, climbing with rope and saddle, diseases and pests, and urban forestry issues. Audit available.

LAT 236. Landscape Math. 3 Credits.

Upgrade of computational skills required in the landscape industry. Range of topics include business, construction, materials, measurement, water hydraulics, chemicals and fertilizers. Recommended: MTH 60. Prerequisite: MTH 20. Audit available.

LAT 240. Tree Care-Spring. 3 Credits.

Principles and practices of modern arboriculture (tree care). Plant growth regulators, fertilization, tree appraisals, construction protection, hazard tree management and pruning. Audit available.

LAT 241. Turfgrass Cultural Practices. 3 Credits.

Planting and maintenance techniques for specific types of turf, soil preparation, selection and application of fertilizers, equipment use for mowing, thatching, aeration and edging, pest control, and budgeting for costs. Audit available.

LAT 243. Landscape Business Operations. 3 Credits.

Requirements for beginning and operating a landscape/horticultural business. Licensing requirements, basic bookkeeping systems, insurance, liability and legal requirements, state regulations, marketing, and promotional ideas. Audit available.

LAT 250. Plant Diseases, Insects and Weed Identification. 3 Credits.

Specific identification and controls for diseases, insects, affecting the normal development of horticultural plants. Class accepted for 15 hours of recertification for State of Oregon Pesticide Certification. Audit available.

LAT 262. Native Plants of Oregon. 3 Credits.

Identification of common Native plants of Oregon. Plant communities and their environmental requirements. Adaptation and use of native plants in landscapes. Requirements include Saturday field trips around state for hands-on field identification. Check schedule for dates. Audit available.

LAT 264. Landscape Estimating and Bidding. 3 Credits.

Methods and mechanics of estimation. Interpretation of specifications and drawings, material take-offs, labor, equipment, contingency, and overhead calculations, pricing strategies, production rates, bid procedures, recordkeeping, and computer use. Prerequisites: LAT 236,LAT 108,LAT 110,LAT 111; or department permission. Audit available.

LAT 271. Computer Aided Landscape Design. 3 Credits.

Site designer software and its use in landscape design. Computer aided design (CAD) techniques needed to produce finished landscape designs, plant lists, and reports. Prerequisite: LAT 217. Audit available.

LAT 272. Sustainable Landscaping. 3 Credits.

Discusses methods used to protect and conserve natural systems and resources within the landscape. Deals with the health of people, plants and the environment and looks a new approaches to landscaping. Recommended: WR 115. Audit available.

LAT 273. Sustainable Landscape Water Management. 3 Credits.

Covers the analysis, planning, construction and management of bioswales, greenstreets, raingardens, greenwalls, greenroofs, rainwater harvesting operations and greywater systems. Includes planning and construction of a typical water management facility. Recommended: LAT 111, LAT 236, LAT 223, LAT 272, second year status. Audit available.

LAT 275. Introduction to Landscape Night Lighting. 3 Credits.

And introduction to landscape low voltage night lighting. Topics covered include electricity fundamentals, layout, bulbs and fixtures, transformers, wire sizing and connections, and lighting design. Students will install a night lighting system. Audit available.

LAT 278. Oregon LCP Exam Preparation. 3 Credits.

Presents an overview of the requirements and procedures for getting an Oregon Landscape Construction Professional license and Business license. Intended as a brief review of the topics covered in the exam and will highlight helpful strategies for successfully passing the exam. Prerequisite: CSS 200, HOR 226, HOR 227, HOR 228, HOR 290, LAT 108, LAT 110, LAT 111, and LAT 236 or two years of landscape industry experience and instructor permission. Audit available.

LAT 280A. Cooperative Education: Landscape. 1-10 Credit.

Actual work experience at approved job sites or on Rock Creek grounds. Department permission required.

LAT 280B. Cooperative Work Experience- Landscape Seminar. 1 Credit.

This online seminar compliments a Cooperative Education work experience. Students must have a designated worksite and be concurrently enrolled in LAT 280A. Department permission required.

LAT 280C. Cooperative Work Experience- Landscape Design. 3 Credits.

Actual landscape design work experience for approved clients utilizing a required set of learning outcomes. Department permission required.