HALT 2315
Landscape Management

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description:A study of the procedures and practices used in the horticulture industry for proper landscape maintenance.  Topics include landscape installation, lawn maintenance, shrub and tree care and management practices.
    2. B.  Required prerequisites:There are no prerequisites for the class.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. .Present and describe methods of performing lawn installation:
      This SLO was set-up in the course syllabus stating that “each student” would describe lawn installation of different turf species in a class presentation.  With only four different types of turf installation methods it was easier to break the class into four groups and the presentations were made into group projects.  Presentations have to include information on:  planting, fertility, sunlight requirements, wear tolerance, heat and cold tolerance, water requirements, leaf texture, height of cut and cultural practices.
    2. Describe and demonstrate proper planting techniques of landscape plant material.
      During class lab each student will demonstrate proper planting techniques of woody and herbaceous plants.
    3. Perform and describe proper lawn and landscape maintenance practices.
      During class lab each student will demonstrate proper lawn and landscape practices such as mowing, aerification, thatch control, fertilization and irrigation.
    4. Demonstrate proper pruning techniques.Each student described while demonstrating during class lab proper pruning techniques to include:  removal of large limbs, pruning small branches, pruning flowering trees and shrubs and pruning hedges.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Various course assignments
    2. Four unit tests
    3. Final exam
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Required book The Landscape Management Handbook by Dr. William Knoop Latest Edition ISBN # 0-929870-42-5
    2. Turfgrass Science and Management by Robert Emmons Latest Edition ISBN # 0-8273-6598-5
    3. Other Course Material-Calculator
  5. Other Policies, Procedures: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Policy on Missed and Late Exams and Assignments-Make-up testing will not be permitted for unexcused absences.  A score of 0 will be recorded for missing a test due to an unexcused absence.  Make-up testing times will be scheduled with the instructor for excused absences.  No absence will be excused unless instructor is notified prior to class.
    2. Attendance Policy-Regular attendance is expected for lecture and for lab.  Lecture and lab attendance will be considered as a major exam.
      0              absence               100
      1              absence               90
      2              absence               80
      3              absence               70
      4              absence               60
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Drop / Withdrawal
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Getting Started
Introductions.  Review of course syllabus.  Read chapter 1, Landscape Management Handbook

Week 2

Discuss chapter 1.  Read chapter 2. 

Week 3

Discuss chapter 2.  Study for test chapter 1 and 2

Week 4

Test chapter 1 and 2.  Read chapter 3, 4 and 5

Week 5

Discuss chapters 3,4and 5.  Study test chapters 3,4 and 5

Week 6

Test chapters 3,4 and 5
Read chapter 7

Week 7

Discuss chapter 7.  Study test chapter 7

Week 8

Test chapter 7.  Read chapter 9.

Week 9

Discuss chapter 9.  Study test chapter 9

Week 10


Week 11

Test chapter 9.  Read chapter 10.

Week 12

Discuss chapter 10.  Study test chapter 10

Week 13

Test chapter 10.  Read chapter 13, 14 and 15

Week 14

Discuss chapter 13, 14 and 15.  Study test chapters 13, 14 and 15

Week 15

Test chapters 13, 14 and 15.  Hand out study guide for final exam.

Week 16

Final Exam

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.



Last Modified: August 18, 2015