The 36-credit certificate program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills in plant identification, design and site analysis required for entry-level positions in the landscape design/build field, or provides an additional skill set for those currently working in landscape maintenance. The recommended course sequence is tools classes (T), design studios (DS) then management classes (M).
Program Requirements: 36 credits
LAES 2004 Soils (T)
LAES 3107 Environmental Geology (T)
BY 2235 Plant Communities (T)
IT 3220 Computer-Aided Design (T)*
LAES 2118 Woody Plant Identification II (T)
LAES 2220 Woody Plant Identification I (T)
LAES 3117 Herbaceous Plant Materials I (T)
LAES 3217 Herbaceous Plant Materials II (T)
LAES 3130 Design Studio III: Master Planning (DS)
OH 3205 Site Analysis & the Design Process (DS)
LAES 3213 Landscape Graphics (DS)
LAES 3215 History of Landscape Architecture (DS)
OH 4215 The Built Environment (DS)
LAES 4125 Design Studio V: Natural Systems (M) or LAES 4230 Landscape Contracting and Bidding (M)
This program involves some chemistry and courses marked with * require experience and familiarity with computers and basic software packages.
This credit certificate is available as a stand-alone program and to all undergraduate degree students to complete as part of their studies, regardless of their majors. Students should consult with their academic advisor about how the certificate courses can fit into their individual academic and career plans.
Visit myDelVal to search for upcoming sections. Applicants for the ecological landscape design certificate should complete the Office of Continuing and Professional and Studies Application for Degree Candidacy form. Questions? Please contact Linda Lefevre at 215.489.2933 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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