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Landscape Design-Advanced Certificate

Certificate Number 900016

The Landscape Design-Advanced Certificate prepares learners for marketplace entry as a designer/salesperson in the landscape industry. This certificate will focus on the job skills and knowledge specific to project programming, compiling site information, budgeting, design development, planting design, construction documentation, customer service, ethics, and cost estimation. Coursework will include lecture, demonstration, discussion, research, and laboratory practice.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Direct clientele in establishing accurate design guidelines.
. Compile documentation for existing site conditions.
. Develop site base maps.
. Produce various scaled landscape plans.
. Draft perspectives and construction details.
. Create digital and graphic presentations.
. Perform project bidding.


Catalog No. Description Credits

10-001-187 Engineering for Landscape Desi
10-001-186 Graphics/Presentations for Des
10-001-190 Landscape Budgeting/Cost Estim
10-001-188 Landscape Design Process
10-606-125 Landscape Design Technology
10-606-127 Landscape Dsgn Studio Intro
10-001-180 Landscape Installation Intro
10-001-185 Landscape Inventory & Evaluati
10-001-189 Planting Design

Certificate Total

Course Descriptions

10-001-187 Eng for Landscape Designers...vignette problems dealing with the comprehension and modification of the earth's surface including land form design, preparation of grading plans, earthwork calculations, and development of construction details. (Prerequisites: 10-001-186, Graph/Presen for Designers; 10-606-127, Landscape Design Studio-Intro)

10-001-186 Graph/Presen for Designers...principles of graphic communication media; development of practical graphic skills to enhance the student's abilities to communicate with lay and professional audiences. Emphasizes perspective designs, conceptual development, color rendering and model building. (Prerequisite: 10-606-127, Landscape Design Studio-Intro)

10-001-190 Landscape Budgeting/Estimation...survey in budget analysis and evaluating landscape plans for material and labor costs. Focus on calculating volumes, determining accurate material quantities and proper installation time, compiling data and discussing contract administration procedures.

10-001-188 Landscape Design Process...explore the design process related to the residential and commercial landscape process. Focus on conceptual design, site circulation, ADA, design development, and master planning. (Prerequisite: 10-606-127, Landscape Design Studio-Intro)

10-606-125 Landscape Design Technology...using computer and computer aided design software as tools for design communication. It is intended to be an introduction to the fundamental components of CAD in landscape design. Property lines, topography, site planning, hardscapes, planting plans, and section view graphics will be covered. (Prerequisite: 10-606-127, Landscape Design Studio; Recommendation: 10-606-112, Computer Apps for Technicians)

10-606-127 Landscape Dsgn Studio Intro...introduction to the techniques of hand drafting and rendering through studio exercises; drafting and sketching techniques include architectural lettering, isometric drawing, section and elevation views, using scales, rendering procedures, etc.

10-001-180 Landscape Installation Intro...investigate techniques used in landscape construction practices. These include the use of specific landscape tools, plan implementation methods, preliminary site survey methods, proper planting, equipment operations & installations of basic landscape features (Prerequisite: 10-606-127, Landscape Design Studio Introduction.)

10-001-185 Landscape Inventory & Eval...inventory and evaluation of physical, biological, and cultural site resources to determine potential for enhancement of human activities and sensitivities to use-impact. Emphasize information sources, data gathering methods, site survey procedures, and analysis techniques. (Prerequisite: 10-606-127, Landscape Design Studio-Intro)

10-001-189 Planting Design... fundamentals of planting composition with emphasis on aesthetics, planting combinations, ecology, sustainable practices, and utilitarian aspects. Exploration of matrix planting, native planting design, and integration of plant layering techniques. (Prerequisite: 10-606-127, Landscape Design Studio-Intro; Recommendation: 10-001-158, Plant-Woody Ornamental; 10-001-159, Flowers-Herbaceous)

For more information, please contact: The Trades & Engineering Technologies Department,(920) 498-5461 or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5461,or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.