This program of study meets all of the General Education Requirements at Chesapeake College.
Award: Associate of Science Degree
Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Landscape Design program is designed to provide students with a strong general education background, as well as the skills needed for transfer, employment or advancement in the discipline.
Program Description: The Landscape Design balances the conservation and restoration of natural resources with responsible development of livable, productive and sustainable communities and places. The profession includes work in public parks and open space planning, landscape restoration, urban and community design, historic preservation and reclamation, site planning, residential design and development, and land development. Through curricular course requirements and choices, students build foundations in plant science, digital landscape design, history, and landscape architecture. The curriculum demands significant technical and communication skills. Learning takes place in the classroom, the laboratory, the studio, the field, and the library/academic support centers. Students should consult with the college’s Transfer Advisor in planning an appropriate program.
Program Goals: The Landscape Design program will:
- Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the college’s general education competencies.
- Provide a broad education in landscape design that challenges students to acquire appropriate competencies in content knowledge and application skills.
- Prepare students for entry into the workforce or for further study in the field.
Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Identify, critique, analyze and design landscape features.
- Sketch, design, and render landscape designs using appropriate software.
- Analyze designed landscapes in their historical, cultural, and ecological contexts.
- Apply principles of plant physiology, plant taxonomy, and horticulture.
- Apply principles of economic, ecological, and cultural sustainability to the design and analysis of landscapes.
- Communicate effectively in written and oral forms with landscape architects, designers, peers, and the general public.
Contact Person: Dr. Nicole Fiorellino