CURRICULAR GUIDE

Landscape Architecture
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0203  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Landscape architects, designers, and planners deal with the ecological design
and management of the land.  Landscape architects and designers coordinate the
analysis, planning, layout, design, and management of the exterior and
interior landscape.  Landscape architects and designers are employed by design
and engineering firms, parks and recreation offices, landscape contractors,
design and build firms, nurseries and garden centers, arboreta and botanic
gardens, and grounds management firms.  A supporting background in computer
design graphics and G.I.S. is helpful.  Not all courses in this program
transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an
academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 136, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 61 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
LAND 100    Intro to Landscape Drafting (See Note 1)                         2
LAND 140    Evergreen and Deciduous Trees                                    3
LAND 141    Flowering Trees, Shrubs, Vines                                   3
LAND 150    Principles of Landscape Arch                                     3
LAND 152    Landscape Graphics Comm-Begin                                    3
LAND 153    Landscape Graphics Comm-Adv                                      3
LAND 160    Planting Design I                                                3
LAND 161    Planting Design II                                               3
LAND 164    Site Design                                                      3
LAND 170    Site Grading I                                                   3
LAND 171    Site Grading II                                                  3
LAND 172    Site Layout                                                      3
LAND 225    Landscape Cost Estimation                                        3
LAND 232    Professional Res. Land Design                                    3
LAND 233    Grounds Management                                               3
LAND 250    Landscape Construction Methods                                   3
LAND 252    Landscape Construction Details                                   3
LAND 276    Landscape Documents and Spec                                     2
LAND 282    Computer Draft/Dsgn Land Arch                                    3
LAND 283    Beginning LANDCADD                                               3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3
LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 9 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.
CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   70

1.    If students have prior experience in drafting, they should see an
      academic advisor in the Technology Careers Department to see if LAND 100
      can be waived.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
LAND 100          LAND 141          LAND 161          LAND 171
LAND 140          LAND 153          LAND 170          LAND 172
LAND 150          LAND 160          LAND 232          LAND 225
LAND 152          LAND 164          LAND 250          LAND 233
WRIT 124          LAND 282          LAND 283          LAND 252
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           LAND 276