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(Archive) Landscape Contracting (LSCPE)

Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Summer Session 1999

Landscape Contracting (LSCPE) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR DAN T. STEARNS, Program Coordinator

Landscape contracting involves interpreting and executing design, building, and maintaining landscapes. Students study landscape design interpretation and construction, as well as plant materials and maintenance. Students also receive specific training in support areas such as graphics, surveying, soils, turfgrass management, disease and insect control, and business-oriented courses.

Students are encouraged to obtain on-the-job experience in landscape contracting by working with a landscape nursery, landscape maintenance/construction firm, or other related businesses.

Unique employment opportunities exist for landscape contracting students trained in plant production, use, maintenance, and construction. Students may be employed by landscape nurseries, garden centers, building contractors, or landscape maintenance services. While most will work for firms such as those mentioned, some will be self-employed and others may work for municipalities, parks, arboreta, and shopping outlets.

For the B.S. degree in Landscape Contracting, a minimum of 130 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

(24 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 25 credits

(This includes 24 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 6 credits of GA courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GS courses)

ART 020 GA(3), MATH 026 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
BIOL 027 GN(3), CHEM 012 GN(3), GEOSC 020 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 202D GWS(3), LARCH 001(1), 060 GA(3) (Sem: 3-4)
B A 250(3), B LAW 243(3), E G 010(1), ENT 012(3), SOILS 101(3), TURF 235(3) (Sem: 3-6)
HORT 137(3)[1], 138(3)[1], 269(3)[1], 368(4)[1] (Sem: 3-8)
ACCTG 211(4), HORT 120(2)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
HORT 430(3)[1], 464(4)[1], 466(5)[1], 468(2)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
A S M 217(3), FIN 100(3), MKTG 221(3) (Sem: 7-8)

AG EC 101 GS(3), ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), or 014 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-02-003

Review Date: 6/7/99


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