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CCOG for LAT 115A Fall 2022

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Course Number:
LAT 115A
Course Title:
Tools and Equipment Seminar
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Introduces common tools and equipment used in the landscape industry, their benefits and limitations, and the potential impacts of design decisions on installation and maintenance of common landscapes. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Identify the most common tools and equipment in the landscape trade.
  2. Select landscape tools and equipment appropriate for specific tasks in the field.
  3. Describe the capabilities and the limitations of the most common tools and equipment.

Course Activities and Design

Individual assignments to be completed before coming to class. This may include watching videos or reading assignments to introduce new concepts.

Weekly lectures and demonstrations

Informal group discussions

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student learning will be assessed by the following:

1) midterm and final exams

2) course project

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Selecting the right tools and equipment for the task at hand.

Construction tools and equipment

Maintenance tools and equipment

Impact of design decisions on landscape construction and maintenance