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Architecture and Interior Design - Landscape Design (A.A.S.)

Official Title of Major: Architecture and Interior Design - Landscape Design, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.


Total Credit Hours: 60

About the Architecture and Interior Design Department

Purpose: The option serves as an introduction to Landscape Architecture while developing essential workforce skills for use in the profession. The program focuses on the creation of the outdoor environments using a design process that incorporates aspects of ecological systems and human behavioral design strategies. Diverse landscape typologies are explored to acquire analytical skills inclusive of environmental, socio-political, health and safety, and sustainable influences. An emphasis on the utilization of technical design skills, methods of construction, and industry technologies is implemented to construct oral, written and visual presentations integral to the Landscape Architecture Profession. 

Range of Occupations

  • Landscape Design Intern
  • Landscape Design CAD operator
  • Site Surveyor
  • Map Developer
  • Garden and Nursery Assistant
  • Sustainability Officer
  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Water Resource Specialist

Graduation Requirements

Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements  for college-wide graduation requirements.

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General Education Requirements: 22 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 3 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 4 credits

Mathematics: 3 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits

Additional General Education electives: 3 credits

CAD Elective (computer aided-design)

Diversity Requirement

General educational requirement SOC 111  meets this requirement.

Technology Requirement

General education requirement CTA 100  or CTP 103  meets this requirement.

Wellness Requirement

Satisfied by ACH 242 .

Fast Track Option

This program has a Fast Track Option  for those holding a college degree.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree program, students will be able to:

  1. Define and apply a design process for solving design problems.
  2. Demonstrate analytical skills inclusive of environmental, socio-political, health and safety, and sustainable influences and relationships.
  3. Use technical skills, methods, and technologies common to the Landscape Architecture Profession.
  4. Construct oral, written, and visual communications common to the Landscape Architecture Profession.
  5. Express Landscape Architecture as a profession with regards to practices, values, and ethics.
  6. Identify and use Landscape Architecture Historical precedents, theory, and research. 

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

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