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This program is for the 2011-2012 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.

The Low Impact Development Curriculum (LID) is designed to prepare students interested in sustainable development and natural resource management with the technical skills to serve as specialists in the analysis of land and in the preparation of LID recommendations. Graduates will be prepared for a growing number of careers in the public and private sector that require an understanding of geospatial technology, drafting, and the principles and practices of LID. The POS requires a multidisciplinary core of coursework including the study of land planning software programs, soils, site analysis, hydrology, geospatial technology, and environmental regulations. Students wishing to pursue the LID POS should have an interest in the outdoors, technology, planning, natural resource conservation, and in working with the public and professionals from many fields.

Students successfully completing the LID POS will be able to develop and utilize plans for site development, storm and gray water treatment, and landscape restoration projects. Graduates will be able to successfully serve as liaisons between landscape architects and engineers and the construction companies implementing designs. Graduates will also be well versed in local and regional permitting issues and environmental concerns present and future.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2011-2012 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A40290

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
DFT-151 CAD I 2 3 0 3
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
ENV-110 Environmental Science 3 0 0 3
HOR-160 Plant Materials I 2 2 0 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-140 Environmental Biology 3 0 0 3
BIO-140 Environmental Biology Lab 0 3 0 1
DFT-152 CAD II 2 3 0 3
HOR-260 Plant Materials II 2 2 0 3
LAR-120 Sustainable Development 2 2 0 3
GIS-111 Introduction to GIS 2 2 0 3
Total: 16
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
GIS-112 Introduction to GPS 2 2 0 3
FOR-173 Soils & Hydrology 2 3 0 3
MAT-120 Geometry and Trigonometry 2 2 0 3
Total: 9
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CST-231 Soils & Site Work 3 2 0 4
GIS-121 Georeferencing & Mapping 2 2 0 3
HOR-112 Landscape Design I 2 3 0 3
LID-111 Low Impact Development Design Principles 2 3 0 3
LID-112 Low Impact Development Practical Application 2 3 0 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
GIS-245 Introduction to Spatial Analysis 2 2 0 3
LID-230 Impacted Site Remediation 3 0 0 3
LID-240 Sustainable Development Design 1 4 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 15

Total Credit Hours: 72

Certificate in Low Impact Developmet Certificate - Design C40290DES

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
LID-111 Low Impact Development Design Principles 2 3 0 3
HOR-112 Landscape Design I 2 3 0 3
HOR-160 Plant Materials I 2 2 0 3
HOR-260 Plant Materials II 2 2 0 3
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate in Low Impact Developmet Certificate - GIS Specialist C40290GIS

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
LAR-120 Sustainable Development 2 2 0 3
LID-111 Low Impact Development Design Principles 2 3 0 3
LID-112 Low Impact Development Practical Application 2 3 0 3
LID-230 Impacted Site Remediation 3 0 0 3
LID-240 Sustainable Development Design 1 4 0 3
Total: 15

Total Credit Hours: 15

Certificate in Low Impact Developmet Certificate - LID Specialist C40290

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
GIS-111 Introduction to GIS 2 2 0 3
GIS-112 Introduction to GPS 2 2 0 3
GIS-121 Georeferencing & Mapping 2 2 0 3
GIS-245 Introduction to Spatial Analysis 2 2 0 3
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 12