Landscape Design - 080

Mohawk College Certificate
Classroom
Garden
Overview

Here’s an opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a career in this field or is currently employed and wish to upgrade and enhance their career potential. It will also appeal to home owners interested in enhancing their residential property with carefully planned landscaping.

The field of study offers an excellent opportunity for combining creative flair with scientific study and drafting and design skills. Theory and practice are skillfully combined, and interesting field trips and site visits supplement classroom activity, instructed by skilled professionals.

Program Contact
Continuing Education Skills
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
  • Successful completion of Secondary School English or equivalent.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course. 

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Examine and investigate horticulture through a practical overview of horticulture that ties together various fields by illustrating common background, principals and nomenclature.
Credits: 3
Course description: Focus on the basics of professional Landscape design and construction, and selection, care and maintenance of plant materials.
Credits: 3
Course description: Examine site analysis and conceptual drawings. Demonstrate the ability to prepare presentations through the means of graphic representation.
Prerequisites: HORTLA001
Course description: At this level, students will use knowledge gained from previous courses to create landscapes using DYNASCAPE Computer Software.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HORTLA001 and HORTLA007
Course description: Develop a basic understanding of plant structures and their functions, growth and reproduction, classification systems and the relationship between plants and the environment.
Credits: 3
Course description: Study identification and cultural requirements of deciduous trees, shrubs, conifers, ground covers, broadleaf evergreens, annuals, perennials and grasses. Field trips included. NOTE: This course is a requirement of the Landscape Design Cert. but CANNOT be used as a credit in the Horticulture Plant Identification Certificate.
Credits: 3

Select 1 from the next 8 courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Develop the ability and knowledge to create practical and aesthetically appealing outdoor spaces. Gain an understanding of the purpose, limitations, and construction/installation techniques for common landscaping materials.
Credits: 3
Course description: Examine and use Computer Aided Design software known as AutoCAD. Investigate and apply entity creation, dimensioning, layers and linetypes, and text creation.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: CADMCV203
Course description: Focus on a combination of environmentally friendly management tacticts to develop a more holistic system that focuses on healthy landscapes. Sessions incorporate the identification and control of common pests and diseases that inhabit the garden.
Course description: Explore and learn about a broad range of deciduous trees suitable for the modern landscape with emphasis on landscape use, cultural requirements and their ornamental value. Field trips included.
Credits: 3
Course description: In depth study of a broad range of conifers both native/introduced. Emphasis on morphological features, cultural requirements and uses. Field trips may be used to assist in study.
Credits: 3
Course description: Explore and learn about a broad range of deciduous shrubs suitable for the modern landscape with emphasis on landscape use, cultural requirements and their ornamental value. Field trips included.
Credits: 3
Course description: Examine a wide range of broadleaf evergreens, deciduous and evergreen vines and ground covers with emphasis on identification and cultural requirements.
Credits: 3
Course description: Consider annuals, perennials and bulbs for use in modern landscapes, with emphasis on identification, cultural requirements and ornamental value.
Credits: 3