2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 17, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture - Landscape Design Specialization Associate of Technical Arts Degree


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PGM Code – 150T  

Program Description Completion of the Landscape Design Specialization ATA provides students with a solid foundation in ornamental horticulture. Students also develop skills in drawing and drafting, spatial and planting design as well as design and construction of landscape features. Both technical knowledge and hands-on skills are emphasized. Completion of the degree prepares students to practice in a landscape design firm or begin their own business.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 96 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses.

Previously Earned Credit To transfer horticulture or other college credits, students must request an evaluation of their college transcripts through the Enrollment Services office. This should be done during your first quarter at Edmonds CC. Students wishing to seek a waiver of credit requirements should obtain a Petition of Waiver Form from the Enrollment Services office. Other curriculum modifications based on work or other special experiences should be discussed with your Horticulture adviser.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Students are advised to

  • Contact Enrollment Services to make an advising appointment and take the ACCUPLACER tests. Placement into BRDGE 093  or higher, as well as MATH 080  or higher is strongly recommended and may be required for some courses;
  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year, or those that may alternate between day and evening offerings from year to year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning; and
  • Meet quarterly with an adviser from the horticulture faculty to assure graduation as planned.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Adviser
The adviser for this program is
Tim Hohn | thohn@edcc.edu | 425.640.1454

Department Contact Information
Horticulture | www.edcc.edu/hort
425.640.1739 | horticulture@edcc.edu

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (13-15 credits)


Communication Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose. 

Quantitative Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline. 

Human Relations/Group Interaction (3-5 credits)


OUTCOME: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.

Note: Check with your adviser for alternative courses that meet both the Group Interaction and Cultural Diversity requirements.

Cultural Diversity Requirement


OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Program Requirements (76 credits)


OUTCOMES:

  • Describe and demonstrate the safe and efficient use of landscape tools, equipment, and supplies.
  • Identify common landscape plants for the Pacific Northwest and their cultural needs.
  • Compare and contrast basic theories, concepts, and terminology in order to apply sustainable horticultural practices and techniques.
  • Describe plant problems, diagnosis, and management options.
  • Compare and contrast the variety of career options in horticulture.
  • Design and develop landscape plans that incorporate an understanding of the site, the needs of the client, and aesthetic qualities.
  • Communicate graphically the design development process, final landscape design, and construction details to clients and landscape professionals.
  • Describe and apply basic business principles essential to the landscape industry.
  • Career Management: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

Course Notes


*Placement into BRDGE 093  or higher is required.

**Placement into MATH 080  or higher is required or completion of MATH 060  Introduction to Algebra or BUS 130  Business Math with a grade of 2.0 or higher. If you are not sure of your math abilities, take the ACCUPLACER test to see where you place. If you need further advice, please see a Horticulture adviser.

Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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