Landscape Contracting (B.T.)
Student Learning Outcomes
- Identify approximately 200 species of trees, shrubs, vines and groundcovers common to the Northeastern United States. Know their common and botanical names.
- Select and arrange together plants that share common cultural requirements and environmental tolerances.
- Select and demonstrate the safe use of hand and power tools common to the installation and/or maintenance of landscapes.
- Select the motorized vehicles appropriate to specific landscape construction and/or maintenance tasks. Demonstrate their safe operation.
- Use traditional design and drafting tools to create scaled illustrations of landscape plans.
- Develop salable landscape plans that meet customer needs by application of design principles.
- Develop cost estimates for plans as and after they are developed.
- Interpret plans using varied graphic and model techniques.
- Install trees, shrubs, groundcovers, flowers, and turf in a manner that assures their successful transplant in the Northeastern United States.
- Install materials such as concrete, pavers, wood, bricks, stonework, and fencing correctly.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify soil structure, nutrient content, pH, and water retention.
- Prepare a soil sample for testing and perform the test.
- Recognize, identify and classify the major insect pests of ornamental plants.
- Recognize, identify and classify the major pathogens of plant disease.
- Recognize the symptoms of plant injuries and ascertain their probable causes.
- Demonstrate the ability to create landscape plans and related graphic illustrations using computer driven drawing programs.
- Demonstrate ability to print the products of the programs.