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CCOG for LAT 277 Fall 2023

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Course Number:
LAT 277
Course Title:
Landscape Technology Capstone
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Course Description

Provides the opportunity to put landscape technology skills to use on a real-world landscape design/installation project in a team setting. Promotes the application and further development of learned skills and techniques in landscape technology. Focuses on team work, organization, and project management skills. Requirement: Must be in the last term of their program. Prerequisites: Instructor approval required. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Manage client interactions on a landscape project.
  • Work with a diverse team to plan, stage, and implement a landscape design and build project.
  • Provide leadership for their portion of a landscape project.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders to complete a landscape project.

Aspirational Goals

Gain confidence and experience in working as a team member to design and implement a real world landscape design/build project.

Course Activities and Design

The instructor finds a real-world site and client for design and construction. During the lab period, the Instructor guides students through the creation of a landscape design through discussion, critique and verbal feedback. The instructor then prepares for the real-world installation by ordering and staging materials and preparing the site for construction. During the lab period, the Instructor teaches landscape construction skills through active demonstrations in real time. Students then build the project with the Instructor's guidance and receive verbal feedback as they work. The instructor evaluates the projects outside of class time—providing a score and feedback on the design and content, completeness and professionalism.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Completion of assigned tasks.

Weekly team reports.

Weekly debriefings (wrap-ups) that highlight new learning as the process develops.

Reflection paper near the end of the term that includes evaluation of the team, the process and one's self.

Evaluation of the final project.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Team work and efficieny
  • Organization and scheduling
  • Leadership