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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Landscape Specialist
Major: 5073
First Term: 1997 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 27
CIPS Code: 01.0605
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Instructional Council: Agriculture/Equine Science (02)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Landscape Specialist program emphasizes the technology of production and management. The program is designed to prepare students to become employed as technicians, supervisors, managers, or owners in nurseries or landscape construction and maintenance. In addition the program prepares students for jobs with government agencies or other agencies involved with the technical phases of the Urban Horticulture industry.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the program.

Required Courses
 Credits: 27
 Certificate of Completion in Landscape Aide (5069)13
 AGB130Establishing and Running an Agribusiness3
 AGB139Agribusiness Computer Operations3
 AGS260Origin and Composition of Soils4
 AGS268Insect, Weed and Pest Control4

Program Competencies
1.Read landscape blueprints and specifications, operate landscape equipment and install complete landscapes. (AGL181)
2.Draw landscape designs using professional landscape drafting techniques including planting plans and sprinkler systems for residential and commercial structures. (AGL189)
3.Classify agricultural plants according to use, growth habits and economic importance in determining the factors influencing plant behavior and accepted cultural practices. (AGS164)
4.Identify common landscape plants by botanical and common name and know how they are used in the landscape. (AGS183)
5.Run computer software programs and adapt them to practical agriculture use. (AGB139)
6.Prepare estimates and contracts for use in landscape bidding and keep records required to run an agribusiness. (AGB130)
7.Take representative soil samples, test and interpret results and prepare written cultural management practices based on the data obtained. (AGS260)
8.Identify common insects, weeds and plant diseases and prepare written recommendations for their prevention and control. (AGS268)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.