HALT 1419
Landscape Construction

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information:
    1. Course Description- Exploration of landscape construction materials and the methods used for installation.  Topic includes site preparation, use of common construction materials, landscape lighting, water features, and general construction details.
    2. Required prerequisites-There are no prerequisites for this class.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes:
    1. Students must exhibit competency in landscape construction materials, and method of installation.
    1. Illustrate site preparation procedures-Students will work together as a team to prepare sites for construction.
    2. Select suitable construction materials for specific uses and sites.-Grading will be based upon the ability to develop plans and costs for the specific projects.
    3. Construct a specific construction project (s)- (Students will learn each of these competencies by written tests , method demonstrations, daily work, ability to work together, and work ethics.  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 Landscape Construction by David Sauter ISBN # 9780827384279
  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 construction process and legal requirements

Week 3


Week 4

Construction math, pricing and techniques

Week 5

Site preparation

Week 6


Week 7

Site utilities

Week 8

Landscape retaining walls and stairs

Week 9

Landscape retaining walls and stairs

Week 10

Landscape paving

Week 11

Wood structures

Week 12

Wood structures

Week 13


Week 14


Week 15


Week 16

Final Exam

***Class Schedule subject to change.



Last Modified: August 18, 2015