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AGH 156 - Landscape Design II

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course covers the landscape design of residential, commercial and public areas with an emphasis on advanced planting and hardscape design.
Prerequisite: AGH 154  and AGH 159  
Competencies
  1. Evaluate plant selection to be used for landscaping.
    1. Determine site limitations due to exposure, moisture, soil limitations, etc.
    2. Prioritize plants which are most adapted to site attributes.
    3. Select adapted plants that meet aesthetic and functional goals
  2. Assess proper and application of hardscapes at a given location.
    1. Determine limitations of hardscapes.
    2. List potential benefits of hardscapes.
    3. Select hardscape materials appropriate for the location and design goals.
  3. Support the role of a master plan in the design process.
    1. Perform graphic skills commonly used in a master plan.
    2. Estimate the costs the master plan design.
    3. Construct a viable master plan.
  4. Evaluate the role of the client in the design process.
    1. Interview clients about landscape projects.
    2. Determine the attributes a client desires in their landscape design.
    3. Demonstrate how to present a master plan to a client.
    4. Incorporate different methods to assist clients in understanding of the design
  5. Produce an approach to selling a landscape design.
    1. List key features.
    2. Recite key phrases
    3. Develop methods to address common customer questions.
  6. Outline potential for value added components to landscapes.
    1. Describe options for lighting systems.
    2. Compare irrigation systems.
    3. Appraise potentials for outdoor furnishings, kitchens, pools, etc in the landscape.
  7. Evaluate existing landscapes.
    1. Attend field trips local landscape sites
    2. Critique positives and negatives of completed landscape projects
    3. Assess positives and negatives of potential landscape projects.
  8. Develop interpersonal skills important to the landscape process.
    1. Prepare an oral presentation about a landscape design.
    2. Give examples of interpersonal skills required for the entire landscaping process.
    3. Define the value of each role in the landscaping process from initial client contact to follow up after the job is completed.



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