Spring Semester 2015

Saturday, January 31st

Horticulture Department

Hello everyone!

The spring semester is at our doorstep here in the horticulture department. We have a lot of plans we’d like to carry out this time around in the club, but we’d like to take this moment to remind everyone that we have introduced a new segment into the horticulture program; Landscape Design!

Last semester we began implementing new courses, taught by our very own Lori Pullman. She is an abundance of knowledge and very eager to educate. This spring will bring the other half of her curriculum into the equation. She is offering 5 courses that will guide students through the steps necessary to become knowledgable and successful in designing landscapes, listed below.

Planting Design: Students will learn about the role that plants can play within a design composition and be taught to consider all the factors that affect plant selection so that you can choose the right plant for the right situation.

Digital Design: This course educates students in AutoCAD and SketchUp, whether you’re new to both programs or looking to refresh/expand your knowledge on the two. This course will end with the student having the technical skills to create professional 2D/3D architectural drawings.

Note: Please bring a laptop to class for Digital Design!

Portfolio Design: This course provides a platform for feedback and review of your design work, as well as advice on selection and presentation. This is essential for students and professionals looking to excel in their field and showcase their work for applications and clients.

Landscape Graphics: This is an introduction class to a variety of drawing and graphic techniques. Different methods of graphic communication and process will be discussed to give our students a head start in today’s industry.

Landscape Design Elements: Good landscape design is greater than the sum of all it’s parts. In this course you will learn how to work with the hardscape. Design beautiful and functional landscapes to create a stunning environment.

An attachment has been provided with more information regarding the design courses discussed above. Please be sure to consider these courses when registering for the spring semester. 

We hope to see you soon!

Landscape Design Courses

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