LAT - Landscape Technology Instructor Qualifications ARCHIVE

LAT Instructor Qualifications Prior to February 2013:

Landscape Technology Requirements

also applies to HOR -- Horticulture, and CSS -- Crop and Soil Science

Landscape Instructor Preferred qualifications as determined by the SAC and the Advisory Board:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Construction, Landscape Management (maintenance), Horticulture (with a landscape emphasis), Vocational Agriculture, Vocational Education/Horticulture, or Turf Management; and 4 years of work experience in the field required, with a preference for 2 years teaching and 3 years of work experience.
  • Internships and cooperative work experience will substitute for one year of the required experience;
  • OR
  • a Bachelor's in a related area such as Biology, Geology, Geography, Urban Planning, Environmental Science, Architecture, etc. with 30-quarter credit hours in upper division landscape courses including maintenance and pesticides; and 8 years of work experience in the field required, with a preference for 3 years teaching and 4 years of work experience. Internships and cooperative work experience will substitute for one year of the required experience;

Revised Date: 03/05/2004

Related Instruction

LAT 223 (Computation)

College transcript shows completed courses (C or better) in Site Surveying and Analysis (or equivalent), and Math including subjects in algebra, geometry and trigonometry (equivalent or greater); or a licensed Landscape Contractor Professional or Landscape Architect; or 5 years of field experience in landscape contracting and/or landscape design with proof of college transcript coursework.

Added 05/2011

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LAT Instructor Requirements:

    Faculty Hiring Recommendations for LAT Courses:

  • CSS 200 Soils and Plant Nutrition
    BS in Horticulture, Agronomy, Soil Science, or related agriculture field with at least one soils course.

  • HOR 226, 227, 228, 225, 272 Landscape Plant Materials Courses
    Relevant college level coursework in plant materials or 3 years of green industry experience.

  • HOR 290 Intro to Landscape Design
    BS in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Ag Education with minor in Horticulture and one year’s experience doing landscape design, or five year’s experience as a landscape designer.

  • HOR 291 Landscape Design Process
    BS in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Ag Education with minor in Horticulture and one year’s experience doing landscape design, or five year’s experience as a landscape designer.

  • LAT 104 Pesticides
    Current or past Commercial or Private Applicators License.

  • LAT 106 Basic Horticulture
    College level Botany coursework and 1 year of experience in the green industry.

  • LAT 108 Landscape Irrigation I
    AAS in Horticulture, Landscape Technology, with one year’s work experience in irrigation installation.

  • LAT 109 Plant Propagation
    AAS in Horticulture, Landscape Technology, Greenhouse Management, or Floriculture with one year experience in the field of commercial propagation, or two years work experience in commercial propagation.

  • LAT 110 Grounds Maintenance
    AAS in Horticulture, Landscape Technology, with two year’s work experience in grounds maintenance.

  • LAT 111 Landscape Construction Practices
    2 years work experience in the landscape construction field and submission of a portfolio of work examples or two years in vocational education teaching building related courses.

  • LAT 214 Plant Composition
    AAS in Horticulture, Landscape Technology and one year’s experience doing landscape design, or five year’s experience as a landscape designer and submission of portfolio of work.

  • LAT 217 Landscape Drafting
    AAS in Horticulture, Landscape Technology and one year’s experience doing landscape design, or five year’s experience as a landscape designer and submission of portfolio of work.

  • LAT 219 Landscape Illustration
    AAS in Horticulture, Landscape Technology and one year’s experience doing landscape design, or five year’s experience as a landscape designer and submission of portfolio of work.

  • LAT 221 Landscape Design Problems
    AAS in Horticulture, Landscape Technology and one year’s experience doing landscape design, or five year’s experience as a landscape designer and submission of portfolio of work.

  • LAT 223 Site Survey and Analysis
    AAS in Horticulture, Landscape Technology, or Building Construction with at least one course in surveying or site measurement, or two years work experience in Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture or surveying.

  • LAT 225 Water Gardens
    AAS in Horticulture, Landscape Technology and one year’s experience designing, installing or maintaining water features, or three year’s experience designing, installing or maintaining water features.

  • LAT 232 Landscape Irrigation II
    AAS in Horticulture or Landscape Technology, with two years work experience in irrigation design and irrigation portfolio, or Irrigation Association Certification in Irrigation Design, or three years work experience in irrigation design and installation.

  • LAT 235 Tree Care Fall, LAT 240 Tree Care Spring
    International Society of Arboriculture Arborist’s Certification.

  • LAT 236 Landscape Math
    College coursework in algebra and basic trigonometry and demonstrable competency in application of math in the green industry.

  • LAT 241 Turfgrass Cultural Practices
    AAS in Horticulture, Landscape Technology, Agronomy, Turf Management, or Golf Course Management, with two year’s work experience in turf management, or three years work experience in turf or golf course industry.

  • LAT 243 Landscape Business Operations
    Five years experience as a manager or owner of a landscaping business, or Landscape Contractors Business License.

  • LAT 250 Plant Diseases, Insects and Weeds
    AAS or BS in Horticulture, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Weed Science, Botany, or related agriculture field with coursework in pathology, entomology, or weed science.

  • LAT 262 Native Plants of Oregon
    AAS in Horticulture, Landscape Technology, or BS in Botany.

  • LAT 263 Bonsai-Saikei
    Portfolio of Bonsai projects.

  • LAT 264 Landscape Estimating and Bidding
    AAS in Landscape Technology, Horticulture, or two years experience in estimating and bidding in the landscape industry.

  • LAT 268 Wetlands
    Two years work experience in wetlands restoration.

  • LAT 271 Computer Aided Landscape Design
    One year experience in CAD and one year experience in Landscape Design.

  • LAT 272 Sustainable Landscaping
    An equivalency of one year’s coursework, seminars, on sustainability issues.

  • LAT 280 Landscape Cooperative Work Experience
    Instructors selected through college work experience office. Not administered through LAT program.

Revised Date: 1/20/2004

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LAT Instructor Requirements:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Construction, Landscape Management (maintenance), Horticulture (with a landscape emphasis), Vocational Agriculture, Vocational Education/Horticulture, or Turf Management.
  • OR
  • A two-year Associate degree in Landscape Construction, Landscape Management, Horticulture (with a landscape emphasis).
  • OR
  • A Bachelor’s in a related area such as Biology, Geology, Geography, Urban Planning, Environmental Science, Architecture, etc. with 30-quarter credit hours in upper division landscape courses including maintenance and pesticides.

Experience:

  • For a Bachelor’s degree, 5 years of work experience in the field or preferred, 2 years teaching and 3 years of work experience.
  • Internships and cooperative work experience acceptable as one year of experience.

Revised Date: 1/09/2003

  • For a related Bachelor’s degree or an Associates’ degree, 8 years of work experience in the field or preferred, 3 years teaching and 5 years of work experience.

Revised Date: 10/31/2000 (Last minutes found) - Nothing found regarding Instructor’s qualifications