Landscape and Environmental Design Degree

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
# BIOL 117C Introduction to Plant Biology 3 2 4
# LAND 102C Identification and Uses of Shrubs, Groundcovers and Vines 3 0 3
# LAND 115C Landscape Architectural Design Theory 3 0 3
  MATH 120C Quantitative Reasoning or higher* 4 0 4
Spring Semester
# ARET 101C AutoCAD 2D or
# LAND 200C Vectorworks Landmark 2D 3 0 3
  ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
# ENVS 101C Fundamentals of Environmental Science 3 2 4
# LAND 101C Identification and Uses of Trees 3 0 3
# LAND 112C Landscape Drawing and Presentation Techniques 2 2 3
Fall Semester
# BIOL 115C Introduction to Ecology 3 2 4
  ENGL 125C Communication and the Literature of Science and Technology or  
  ENGL xxxC English Elective 3 0 3
# LAND 220C Planting Design 3 0 3
  XX xxxC Social Science Elective** 3 0 3
  XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3-4 0 3-4
Spring Semester
# ARET 160C Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 2 2 3
# LAND 270C Sustainable Landscape Principles and Practices 3 2 4
# LAND 290C Senior Project/Internship 0 12 4
# XX xxxC Landscape and Environmental Design Elective*** 3-4 0 3-4

* Excluding MATH 129C; students should consult their academic advisors to ensure that the appropriate math course is selected to correspond with individual academic goals.
**Any course with a prefix of ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC or SOCO (except HIST 104C and HIST 105C).
*** Any ARET, CVET, LAND, BUS, VRTS or other course approved by the Department Chair of the Landscape and Environmental Design program and the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Landscape and Environmental Design will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The Associate in Science in Landscape and Environmental Design Degree has been developed to accommodate a demand, locally and globally, for educated environmental professionals. This Degree is for students interested in pursuing an education and/or career related to the natural environment such as forestry, landscape management and design, wetland science, landscape architecture, urban planning, environmental technology or environmental conservation.

The curriculum, which combines coursework in natural science, technology and design, provides students with a core foundation of education and skills needed to launch their careers as well as exposure to the variety of career and advanced degree opportunities in the growing environmental industry. Students will gain an understanding of the natural environment and its relationship to the designed built environment through required course work and practical experience. Graduates will have a working knowledge of and appreciation for the natural physical environment in the context of landscape and environmentally related professions. Some of the major field courses are only available in the evening.

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Specific Admission Requirements

  1.  High school Algebra I with a grade of “C” or higher or NHTI's MATH 092C  with a grade of “C” or higher;
  2.  High school Biology with lab with a grade of “C” or higher.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

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Liaquat Khan, D.A.
Landscape & Environmental Design Department Chair

(603) 271-6484 x4221

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

What our Students Say . . .

Branden Gallagher

"You will learn the art and science involved in Landscape Design ... with environmental integrity being the driving factor. You will learn from a very highly accomplished staff of licensed landscape architects, engineers and certified professionals within the landscape trade. I cannot speak highly enough about the staff and the Landscape Design program offered at NHTI, because without them I would not be as successful as I am today." -- Branden, Landscape & Environmental Design, 2016

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