This program provides entry-level skills for those interested in pursuing a career in the landscape industry or continuing education for those working in landscape maintenance, design or construction, grounds management, horticulture and anyone interested in a broader range of knowledge in this field. This program is available evenings only and is financial aid-eligible. 

Curriculum Abbreviations
  • 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

First Year

Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
LAND 102C Identification and Uses of Shrubs, Groundcovers, and Vines 3 0 3
LAND 115C Landscape Design Theory 3 0 3
  6
Spring Semester
LAND 101C Identification and Uses of Trees 3 0 3
LAND 112C Landscape Drawing and Presentation Techniques 2 2 3
        6

Second Year

Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
LAND 109C Basic Site Grading and Surveying 2 2 3
LAND 220C Planting Design 3 0 3
  6
Spring Semester
LAND 218C Landscape Design Studio 3 0 3
LAND 225C Landscape Construction Details and Methods 2 2 3
        6
Total Credits       24

Applicants must submit an official copy of their high school transcript and/or GED with scores. Algebra I and Algebra II, with grades of C or higher, are recommended.

Students who complete this program can enter into the following professions (not an inclusive list):

  • Landscape construction and maintenance
  • Landscape design
  • Plant nursery sales, support & management
  • Grounds management
  • Green industry product sale
  • Conservation management

 

  • Adjunct Professor

    Lauren Chase-Rowell

    Landscape and Environmental Design
    Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Professor

    Beth Fenstermacher

    Landscape and Environmental Design
    Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Professor

    Joseph Geisler

    Landscape and Environmental Design
    Adjunct Professor
  • Liaquat Khan, D.A

    Liaquat Khan

    Architectural Engineering Technology,Civil Engineering Technology, Landscape and Environmental Design
    Department Chair
    Grappone 213

    Dr. Khan joined the faculty as ARET Department Chair in 2002. He has worked professionally in Washington D.C. – Maryland area, and overseas. His academic experience includes teaching undergraduate Design Studios, Contract Documents, AutoCAD, Post Occupancy Evaluation – a graduate course, and designing 2-year Diploma programs for the Architecture Department, College of Architecture & Planning at KFU. Dr. Khan’s areas of interest include learning models and architecture education, technology, urban design, and use of computers in architecture education. Dr. Khan holds a Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Engineering & Technology – Lahore, a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and a Doctor of Arts from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

  • Adjunct Professor

    Robert Pollock, Jr.

    Landscape and Environmental Design
    Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Professor

    Earl Sandford

    Landscape and Environmental Design
    Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Professor

    Susanne Smith Meyer

    Landscape and Environmental Design
    Adjunct Professor
    Little 105
  • Adjunct Professor

    Peter Tennant

    Landscape and Environmental Design
    Adjunct Professor

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