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2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog
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AGH 152 - Landscape Design Technology

Last Date of Approval: Fall 2021

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Course Description:
This course focuses on providing the student the foundation for good landscape design. The student will gain knowledge of landscape design tools and how they are used to graphically represent a landscape design, the landscape design process, creating a design from start to finish, and prepare landscape designs using a computer program.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: eebook/Access Code: $119.99 (charged once per term for all courses that use Cengage Unlimited)

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • The student will point out the most common tools used by the landscape designer.
  • The student will explain why graphics are so important to landscape design. 
  • The student will identify the different steps in the landscape design process. 
  • The student will distinguish the plants and hardscapes best suited for landscaped areas.

Course Objectives:

  • What tools are used by the designer?
  • What are the uses for the tools? 
  • How tools are combined to achieve a desired effect? 
  • How to read an architect’s and engineer’s scale? 
  • What are the advantages and limitations of CAD? 
  • Why are quality graphics so important in landscape design? 
  • Describe quality black-and-white and color graphics 
  • What are the basic symbols used in landscape design? 
  • What is the proper layout and scaling for drawings? 
  • What is landscape design and what are some misconceptions about it? -
  • What is the universal design process? 
  • How does the landscape design process support quality design? 
  • Describe important environmental, aesthetic and functional considerations in plant selection. 
  • What impact on plant growth and development does an urban environment have? 
  • What is the difference between native and exotic ornamental plants and what are their design benefits and limitations? 
  • What are hardscapes and how are they used in ground, vertical and overhead planes? 
  • What types of material choices for hardscapes are there?

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