Landscape Development (A.A.S.)

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.