Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
LAT 278
Course Title:
Oregon LCP Exam Preparation
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Course Description

Presents an overview of the requirements and procedures for getting an Oregon Landscape Construction Professional license and Business license. Intended as a brief review of the topics covered in the exam and will highlight helpful strategies for successfully passing the exam. Prerequisites: CSS 200, HOR 226, 227, 228, 290, LAT 108, 110, 111, and 236 or two years of landscape industry experience and instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Apply an understanding of the various skills and knowledge used in the field and business by landscape construction professionals while taking the LCP licensing exam.
2. Use an understanding of the function and purpose of the Oregon Landscape Contractors Board, its licensing requirements and procedures to work as a licensed professional within State of Oregon.

Course Activities and Design

Lecture time will provide a review of the construction knowledge and skills necessary for a licensed landscape construction professional
(LCP), and to manage a successful landscape construction business in the State of Oregon. Resources, demonstrations, and materials will
be provided to help with the review for future completion of each section of the LCP exam.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Participate in, and contribute to all class discussions and activities.
Take scheduled weekly quizzes and final comprehensive examination.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Review of topics to include:
Oregon State laws and rules governing the LCP and LCB licensing
Management of a licensed landscape contracting business: permits and licensing needed, business models, standard business practices, lien law and process
Plant Material and Turf Grass: identification, cultural information and use in the landscape
General Construction:
Fencing, Decks and Arbors
Retaining Walls - concrete, stone and masonry
Paving €“ concrete and modular pavers
Low Voltage Lighting
General Safety, Soil Science, Estimation and
Grading and Drainage: surface and subsurface,
erosion control, differential leveling and slopes, topography
map interpretation, cut and fill
Irrigation: components and installation, schematic plan
reading, hydraulics and design for standard and drip systems
Backflow Devices: types and operation