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Landscape Technician

2016-17

Certificate of Completion
Major Code: 010605A
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

The Landscape Technician certificate program prepares students for entry-level positions and possible promotion in related industries including golf course management, landscape design and management, and landscape maintenance. Completion of this program plus one year of work experience qualifies students to take the general landscape contractor’s license exam.

The U.S. Department of Education requires disclosure of specific information about career and technical certificate programs to prospective students. Data includes Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes, graduation rates, tuition and fees, typical costs for books and supplies, job placement rates for students completing the programs, and median loan debt incurred by students completing the programs. For more information visit www.roguecc.edu/GainfulEmployment.

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. For a list of learning outcomes for this discipline or program, see www.roguecc.edu/Programs/LearningOutcomes.


Entry Requirements

Students are required to take a placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill levels as determined by placement test scores. Students are also required to complete any prerequisites listed. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.


Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Landscape Technician Department’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Students must complete coursework in their major at a “C” or better level before proceeding to advanced coursework.


Graduation Requirements

Students completing all credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better will receive their certificates. Certain prerequisite courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade. Credits earned in this program can be applied to the Associate of General Studies degree.

Prerequisites
Course No.
Course Title
Credits
MTH20 Pre-algebra or designated placement test score 0-4
RD30 College Reading or designated placement test score 0-4
WR30 Fundamentals of Composition II or designated placement test score 0-4
Total Prerequisite Credits 0-12
Required Core Courses
Course No.
Course Title
Credits
First Term
LAT110 Plant Identification I 3
LAT120 Landscape Construction 3
LAT137 Landscape Management 3
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or BT160 Business Math I 4
13
Second Term
LAT101 General Horticulture 3
LAT107 Pest Control 3
LAT122 Small Engine Repair 3
9
Third Term
LAT111 Plant Identification II 3
LAT130 Turfgrass Management 3
___ Approved program elective 3
9
Fourth Term (Summer)
LAT135 Irrigation Design 3
LAT180 Cooperative Work Experience/Landscape Technician 3
___ Approved program elective 3
9
Total Required Program Credits 40
Approved Program Electives
(6 credits required)
Course No.
Course Title
Credits
LAT109 Arboriculture 3
LAT115 Ecology of the Siskiyous 3
LAT118 Oregon Native Plants 3
LAT142 Site and Landscape Planning 3
LAT199 Special Studies: Landscape variable

For more information, contact the Landscape Technician Department:

White City: 541-245-7907
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7907
email: landscape@roguecc.edu
Web address:  www.roguecc.edu/landscape
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711