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conventions of landscape and architectural drawing( including their intentions, capabilities, and use); three dimensional drawing techniques; tonal value and texture rendition; various media and their specific uses;
lettering; and color rendering for presentations; 6 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: None
LAH 1040 Greenhouse Management (4) spring This course covers the fundamentals of commercial greenhouse production. Control of the greenhouse environment and the effects this has on plant growth are stressed. Students learn about greenhouse construction, heating/cooling, growing media, fertilization, watering, pest control, and the production of container-grown crops. Laboratory exercises are conducted in the greenhouse or at the facilities of local growers; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None
LAH 1050 Introduction to Soils (4) springSubject areas covered include soil formation and classification and the ways in which chemical, physical, and biological properties of soil affect plant growth. The course also deals with problems of soil drainage and the tillage methods best suited to erosion control. Students learn about soil testing and the most effective liming and fertilizing practices for economical crop production. The college and home farms are used in soil and fertilizer problem solving; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None LAH 2010 Landscape Construction and Management (4) fall This course introduces students to the materials and methods of landscape construction and management.
Emphasis is placed on how general design intentions are developed at the site and detail level, resolved according to sound principles of construction, and professionally documented according to conventional standards. Specific coursework includes surveying; map making; construction of freestanding and retaining walls; construction of patios and walkways; basic equipment operation and safety procedures; grading (earthworks); and the principles of statics and mechanics as they apply to landscape design. Theory and practice are emphasized equally; 6 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: LAH 2011
LAH 2011 Introduction to Landscape Design (3) springThe goal of this course is to introduce students to the basic principles of landscape design in order to build a fundamental knowledge of, and fluency in, the issues and language of design and its application. The coursework is based on a progression of basic design principles that build to an increasingly sophisticated understanding of design and its application with a strong emphasis on the interrelatedness of architectural built form and landscape built form. Throughout the course, verbal and graphic communication of ideas and solutions are emphasized. Individual design projects are developed under faculty supervision and are then presented to a jury of faculty and distinguished practitioners. Additionally, students receive an overview of landscape architectural history and are exposed to the work of practitioners in the field; 6 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: LAH 1021, ARC 1210, or CPM 1021 LAH 2012 Advanced Landscape Design (3) spring This course explores two essential aspects of landscape design: the art of site analysis and planning and the art of appropriate plant and materials selection in support of a design idea. During the course of the semester, students work on a “real world” project where they are asked to complete a thorough site analysis in preparation for the development of a working master plan; develop a detailed planting and construction plan; and develop a cost estimate for the client. Throughout the semester, design composition and emphasis are stressed, as are oral and graphic presentation skills. Individual design projects are developed under faculty supervision and presented to a jury of faculty and distinguished practitioners; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: LAH 2011
LAH 2020 Plant Propagation (3) fall Students in this course study the principles that explain and control plant propagation, as well as practice plant propagation techniques in the laboratory. Propagation by seeds, cuttings, grafting, layering, and other common methods is explored. Special emphasis is placed on the newest techniques in plant tissue culture;
2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: LAH 1020 LAH 2030 Herbaceous Plant Materials (3) fall The primary objective of this course is to familiarize students with approximately 100 to 150 native and introduced herbaceous plants including perennials, annuals, biennials, bulbs, and turf grass. Emphasis is placed upon identification; aesthetic and functional uses in the landscape; plant culture and maintenance;
transplanting; and planting design and composition; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: None LAH 2720 Landscape Design/Ornamental Horticulture Seminar (2) spring This course is designed with a two-fold purpose: to assist all Landscape Development & Ornamental Horticulture students in developing the attitudes and skills essential for career success and to act as a capstone course with a focus on the many possibilities within the broad field of horticulture and design. As such, it concentrates on the following critical areas: researching the job market and targeting the specific discipline area within the horticulture/design field the student is interested in pursuing; researching the various options with that targeted field; writing a resume and cover letter; and preparing either a portfolio, business plan, or some other significant project that demonstrates the student’s readiness to seek employment.
In addition, students are introduced to a broad spectrum of practicing professionals from all walks of the landscape design and horticultural fields, which also allows for opportunities for discussion of employment possibilities. This course is designed to develop attitudes and skills essential for career success; 1 hour of seminar, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing LAH 2801/2802 Summer Internship/Internship Review (0/1) summer/fall After successful completion of the first year core curriculum, students are required to experience horticulture or design in an employment setting. With the aid of program faculty and staff, students will arrange a summer
job/practicum that will broaden their understanding of real world horticulture and design. Prerequisite:
Completion of the freshman year or instructor permission Languages ITA 1011 Italian I (3) as required This course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Italian. At the end, students will be able to ask and answer simple questions, to use several verb tenses, and to understand conversations necessary to being a tourist in Italy. As part of the Humanities requirement, students will also read from Dante’s L’Inferno, and, through it, learn about Italy’s art, culture, history, and geography. Assignments include bi-weekly journals as well as a 1,500-word research paper on L’Inferno, three quizzes, and two hour-long exams on the language; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None SLS 1011 American Sign Language I as required This course provides instruction in elementary communication with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. It emphasizes basic aspects of American Sign Language and attention is also given to deaf culture as well as issues and concerns of the deaf community; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None
SPA 1011 Spanish I (3) as required This is the first course in a two course sequence and includes systematic introduction to the Spanish language and development of aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course also provides an introduction to the cultures of Latin America and Spain; 3 hours of lecture per week, laboratory may be required. Prerequisite: None Mathematics (MAT) Students who have shown exceptional mathematical ability may be placed into calculus as their initial mathematics course at Vermont Tech. If this course is completed successfully, then prior requisite courses for calculus will be waived.
MAT 1040 Mathematics for Allied Health (2) spring This course gives an introduction to basic concepts in general mathematics; ratio; proportions; variation;
financial applications; statistics; two- and three-dimensional geometry, especially as related to volume;
dosages and solutions; and US-metric conversions; 2 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Placement level 1 MAT 1100 Mathematics for Technology (3) fall This course provides an introduction to technical mathematics for students in the ATT, CPM, and DPT programs. It is designed for students whose academic background includes only an introduction to algebra and geometry. Topics covered include a review of arithmetic; percentages; dimensional analysis;, scientific notation; sign numbers; order of operations; basic algebra (including exponents, radicals, factoring, algebraic fractions); ratio and proportions; systems of equations (2 x 2 only); graphing of equations; formulas; linear and quadratic equations; vectors; geometry; and right triangle trigonometry; 3 hours of lecture per week.
Prerequisite: Placement level 2
MAT 1111 Introduction to Technical Mathematics I (5) fallThis course is the first of a two course sequence giving an introduction to technical mathematics that will provide the skills necessary to be successful in MAT 1420. Topics covered include fundamental algebraic concepts; geometry; right triangle trigonometry; factoring and algebraic fractions; systems of equations;
quadratic equations; radicals; and exponents; 5 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1112 or placement level 3
MAT 1112 Introduction to Technical Mathematics II (5) springThis course is the second of a two semester sequence giving an introduction to technical mathematics that will provide the skills necessary to be successful in MAT 1420. Topics covered include review of factoring and algebraic fractions; exponents and radicals; exponentials and logarithms; trigonometric functions of any sized angle; oblique triangles and vectors; graphing trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities; and complex numbers; 5 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1111 MAT 1210 Principles of Mathematics (3) fall/spring This course is a review of general mathematics principles and an introduction of concepts for the solution of agricultural, agribusiness, and business problems. Topics covered include pocket calculator use; basic algebraic operations; solution of linear and quadratic equations; geometry concepts of line, area, and volume;
variation; trigonometry of right triangle; growth; compound interest; debt amortization; probability; and statistics; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Placement level 2
MAT 1221 Finite Mathematics (3) fall/spring This course introduces the student to use of a variety of mathematical tools to solve applied problems.
Topics may include functions; graphing; linear models; matrices and linear systems of equations; linear programming; exponential models; elementary probability and statistics; and the math of finance; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Placement level 3 MAT 1340 Algebra and Trigonometry (5) spring This course is a one semester course covering the necessary topics in algebra and trigonometry that will provide the student with the skills necessary to be successful in MAT 1420. It is designed as a bridge for qualified students and covers all the topics covered in MAT 1111 and 1112; 5 hours of lecture per week.
Prerequisite: Placement, MAT 1221, or a grade of C or better in MAT 1210 or 1100 or placement level 3 MAT 1420 Technical Mathematics (5) fall/spring This course stresses the relation of mathematics to engineering applications and development of an appreciation of the importance of precision in mathematical thought. It covers use of the graphing calculator;