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  Sep 21, 2017
 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Horticulture - Landscape Design Specialization Associate of Technical Arts Degree


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See program requirement sheet. 

Completion of the Landscape Design 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.

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 Community College. 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 degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

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.
Adviser  
Polly Hankin phankin@edcc.edu | 425.640.1709
   
Department contact
Horticulture@edcc.edu | 425.640.1739 | www.edcc.edu/hort
   
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore
   

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

PGM Code – 150T
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

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


Communication Skills (5 credits)


Computation/Quantitative Skills (5 credits)


Human Relations/Group Interaction (3-5 credits)


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

II. Program Requirements (79.5 credits):


Choose any two of the following classes:


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.

Degree Outcomes


Students completing this degree will be able to:

  • 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.

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