SLCC General Catalog

Landscape Technology AAS (Appr.)

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
63 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Landscape Technology program provides four years of related and supplemental training for apprentices. The courses offered cover a wide variety of materials and curricula to meet the day-to-day needs of a journeyman. This includes plumbing and pipefitting, basic electrical and low voltage, plant selection and watering, and knowledge of pesticides and control methods.  The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs.   Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program.  The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs.  For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship.

Career Opportunities

Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who earn an AAS degree in Apprenticeship Landscape Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree. 

Program Entry Requirements

All entering students must demonstrate competence for placement into MATH 0990 by scoring a minimum of 75 on the arithmetic portion and 40-53 on the algebra portion of the mathematics College Placement Test, or provide a transcript showing a grade of C or higher in MATH 0920 or MATH 0950 or completing APPR 1470 (Math for the Trades) with a grade of C or higher before registering for the Landscape program.

Note: Apprenticeship programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion

Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts:

  1. on-the-job training is provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft;
  2. classroom-related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to five years, depending upon the craft.
General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 5 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

APPR 1470

Math for the Trades (QS)

5

A

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

 

 

Human Relations (Hr) 2-3 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

Distribution Areas: (9 Credits)

Choose three credits from three of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Required Courses: (40 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

LAND 1110

Plumb/Pipefitting Applica

5

F

APPR 1470 w/C or better or MATH 0990 placement

LAND 1120

Ldscp Water Conserv/Elect

5

Sp

LAND 1110 w/C or better

LAND 1210

Small Engine Repair/Mntce

5

F

LAND 1120 w/C or better

LAND 1220

Pest Mgmt/Sstnbl Lndscp

5

Sp

LAND 1210 w/C or better

LAND 2310

Fund/Soil Sci & Hort Sci

5

F

LAND 1220 w/C or better

LAND 2320

Woody Plnt Mat/Turf Mgt

5

Sp

LAND 2310 w/C or better

LAND 2410

Arbor Culture

5

F

LAND 2320 w/C or better

LAND 2420

Annl/Perenn Plant Maint

5

Sp

LAND 2410 w/C or better

NOTE: LAND students may still be short credit hours after having completed the major course requirements and general education requirements. If so, additional credit hours from one of the distribution areas will be necessary to meet the 63 credit hour minimum for the AAS degree.

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

If CPT score not adequate, students should complete the following course to begin the program in the fall; The course is required for an AAS degree.

APPR 1470 (QS)

5

LAND 1110

5

LAND 1120 5

Total

0-5

Total

5

Total

5

2nd Year Schedule

Summer Semester*

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENGL 1010

3

LAND 1210

5 LAND 1220 5

CM

3

 

Total

6

Total

5

Total

5

3rd Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

HR

2-3

 

 

Distribution

3

LAND 2310

5

LAND 2320 5

Total

5-6

Total

5

Total

5

4th Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

Distribution

6

LAND 2410

5

LAND 2420 5

Total

6

Total

5

Total

5

 

Advising Notes

The classes are to be taken in the sequence in which they are given. A student must complete each class with a C or higher grade to move into the next level class. All major LAND course requirements must be taken to complete the apprenticeship curriculum.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the Apprenticeship program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at 801-957-4550.

*It is recommended to those students seeking the AAS degree to complete the general education requirements in the summer semesters or the year following completion of all the Apprenticeship core courses.

Additional Program Note

A Certificate in Landscape Technology is also available.  For more information about this certificate, contact the Apprenticeship Office

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge.
  2. Communicate Effectively.
  3. Develop quantitative literacies.
  4. Think critically and creatively.
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged.
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
  7. Develop computer and information literacy.
  • Students will achieve entry-level proficiency in all areas of carpentry as well as advanced training as work experience is added.   

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Students will be prepared to continue in the workforce having the necessary workplace skills.

2, 3, 4, 5

Department Contact Info

Apprenticeship Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 226

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4066

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty
Generally, apprenticeship faculty members are chosen from journeymen who are working in the field with a minimum of six years’ experience. All instructors are hired as adjunct on a semester-by-semester basis.