The Landscape Design and Contracting concentration prepares students for careers in the design-build profession for residential, commercial, and public properties. Landscape designers and contractors create, build, and manage landscape projects and work in close collaboration with other design and contracting professionals. Students will develop skills to provide environmental solutions, creating projects that minimize the impact on the environment.

They also acquire skills to manage multifaceted projects of all scales, including site design, estimating of job and labor costs, construction methods and techniques, plant selection and care, as well as business management skills. Experiential learning opportunities lead to projects allowing our students to work with clients and realize built works prior to graduating. Additionally, students are required to complete an internship, furthering their learning opportunities. This concentration is fully accredited by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). 

Effective Fall 2022

AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
BUS 150 or CS 110Business Computing Concepts and Applications
Personal Computing
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
HORT 100Horticultural Science3A4
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 125Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B1
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B6
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 2-3
 Total Credits 33
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting 3
CON 131Graphic Communications for Construction 2
CON 261Construction Surveying 3
HORT 221Landscape Plants 4
HORT 231Landscape Graphics Studio 4
HORT 232Principles of Landscape Design 4
HORT 487Internship 3-6
LAND 120History of the Designed Landscape 3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
Electives 3
 Total Credits 33-36
AREC 202 or ECON 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)
HORT 322Herbaceous Plants 3
HORT 335Landscape Structures 4
HORT 336Landscape Grading and Drainage Studio 4
HORT 370Landscape Irrigation 1
HORT 465Landscape Estimating 3
SOCR 370Climate-Smart Irrigation Principles 2
Advanced Writing23
Spanish1 5
Electives 1
 Total Credits 29
BSPM 302Applied and General Entomology 2
BSPM 303BEntomology Laboratory: Horticultural 1
HORT 341Turfgrass Management 3
HORT 431Planting Design Studio4A4
HORT 432Intensive Landscape Design Studio4B,4C5
HORT 464AArboriculture 3
HORT 479Professional Landscape Practices 2
Business Electives2 3
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion1C3
Electives 4
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 125-128

One semester.


Select from department list.

Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   1
Orientation to Agricultural Systems    
Transfer Seminar    
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Business Computing Concepts and Applications    
Personal Computing    
HORT 100Horticultural ScienceX 3A4
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 125Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)X 1B1
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   17
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Arts and Humanities  3B6
 Total Credits   16
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting   3
CON 131Graphic Communications for ConstructionX  2
HORT 221Landscape Plants   4
HORT 231Landscape Graphics StudioX  4
SOCR 240Introductory Soil ScienceX  4
 Total Credits   17
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CON 261Construction Surveying   3
HORT 232Principles of Landscape DesignX  4
HORT 487Internship   3-6
LAND 120History of the Designed Landscape   3
Elective   3
HORT 221 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   16-19
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C 
HORT 322Herbaceous PlantsX  3
HORT 335Landscape StructuresX  4
HORT 465Landscape Estimating   3
Elective   1
 Total Credits   14
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 336Landscape Grading and Drainage StudioX  4
HORT 370Landscape Irrigation   1
SOCR 370Climate-Smart Irrigation Principles   2
Advanced Writing  23
Spanish    5
 Total Credits   15
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 302Applied and General EntomologyX  2
BSPM 303BEntomology Laboratory: HorticulturalX  1
HORT 341Turfgrass ManagementX  3
HORT 431Planting Design StudioX 4A4
HORT 464AArboricultureX  3
Electives   4
HORT 465 and HORT 487 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   17
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HORT 432Intensive Landscape Design StudioX 4B,4C5
HORT 479Professional Landscape PracticesX  2
Business ElectiveX  3
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  1C3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   13
 Program Total Credits:   125-128