HALT 1322
Landscape Design

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information:
    1. Course description: A study of the principles and elements of landscape design.  Topics include client interview, site analysis, plan view, scale reading, plant selection, basic drawing and drafting skills, plan preparation, and design with CAD program.
      Required prerequisites-
      There are no prerequisites for this class.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes: Students must exhibit competency in landscape design, basic drawing, and drafting skills
    1. Demonstrate the appropriate procedures utilized in the development of a client interview. Student will gather required information for a design project and incorporate it into a design.  Grading will be based upon the amount of information gathered and properly entered into the design.
    2. Create acceptable landscape designs. Grading will be based upon the thoroughness and complexity of the designs and the ability to follow directions.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to use different tool in drafting.  Work will be neat and precise. Grading will be based on neatness and correct scales. (Students will learn each of these competencies by written tests , method demonstrations, daily work.  Students must have a final grade of 60% or above to pass the written exam)
  3. Major Course Requirement:
    1. Various course assignments
    2. Four unit tests
    3. Final exam
  4. Information on books and other course materials:
    1. Required Book Plan Graphics for the Landscape Designer-Tony Bertauski ISBN# 9780131720633
  5. Other Policies, Procedures: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Policy on Academic Integrity - Cheating and plagiarism are dishonest.  Plagiarism (using, stating, offering or reporting as one’s own idea, expression or production of another person) carries the penalty of being dismissed from class with a grade of F.  A second violation may result in suspension from school.  This is also true of cheating on exams and any other activities identified in the student handbook under this heading.
    2. ADA Statement - Western Texas College is an equal opportunity institution and is in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act.  Any student who has a physical, emotional, or learning disability can apply for accommodations through the Counseling Center.  Individual programs are designed to give students with disabilities equal access to all phases of college life.
    3. Special Assistance – If, as a result of disability, a student needs special assistance to participate in a class, the counselor is to be notified immediately so that the prescribed process can be initiated.
    4. Affirmative Action – Western Texas College is an equal opportunity institution and is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    1.  Weekly Course Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Getting Started

Week 2

Landscape design process

Week 3

Drafting tools

Week 4

Lines, Lettering and symbols

Week 5

Plan drawing

Week 6

Client interview

Week 7

Design #1

Week 8

Design #1

Week 9

Design #2

Week 10

Design #2

Week 11

Computer graphics

Week 12


Week 13


Week 14


Week 15


Week 16

Final Exam


***Class Schedule subject to change.



Last Modified: August 18, 2015