In this eight-week course, you will learn the landscape design process through asynchronous online exercises, readings, video demonstrations, lesson activities and class discussion forums via an online Brightspace learning platform, in addition to a weekly live session. You will leave the course with the essential tools to design a garden landscape plan specifically for the Pacific Northwest.
Please note: The weekly 1.5hr live session will be offered face to face as well as simultaneously via Zoom, starting on September 19th. You will have access to the Brightspace course site on September 18th. Choose one of these live session delivery options when you register. Once your selection is made, you must continue with your chosen delivery mode for the remainder of the course.
This course is part of the Micro-certificate in Amateur Landscape and Garden Design. Please select the program fee at an additional cost of $20 if you wish to receive the certificate once you have completed both courses.
Once you have completed your second course, your certificate will be automatically issued and to you. Certificates will be sent approximately one month after the completion of your second course.
Note: We are unable to retroactively issue a micro-certificate. Students must purchase the $20 program fee prior to the last day of the last course in the program.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
understand and apply foundational principles and design requirements of residential landscape design
use basic drafting tools and equipment
render and recognize landscape design drafting symbols
acquire and remember a basic understanding of Latin plant names
create a list of plant material including perennials and woody plants
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).