Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
LAT 211
Course Title:
Landscape Construction Practices II
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Course Description

Covers in-depth, the use of tools, equipment, materials (e.g. wood, pavers, stone, concrete) and advanced techniques for the construction and installation of hardscape features. Includes, hands-on projects in pathways, wood construction and retaining walls. Recommended: LAT 236. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course builds on the basic skills taught in LAT 111. Students learn and perform advanced construction techniques on hardscape projects.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

Perform advanced landscape construction techniques safely.
Choose and use the proper tools and materials for landscape construction projects.
Read, understand and follow landscape construction plan details.
Plan, assess and modify landscape construction projects to meet site restrictions.
Identify and interpret applicable building codes as they impact landscape construction projects.
Work in and manage a crew on a landscape construction project.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

? Midterm and final exams
? Portfolio
? Weekly assignments
? In-lab projects

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

? Safe operation of tools and equipment
? Curved paver projects
? Stone retaining walls
? Advanced wood construction
? Craftsmanship
? Professionalism
? Building codes and landscape construction
? Project assessment
? Project management