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This program is for the 2013-2014 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.

The Low Impact Development (LID) curriculum 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.

The program of study will consist of a multidisciplinary core of coursework including the study of land planning software programs, soils, site analysis, hydrology, geospatial technology, and environmental regulations.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of positions such as LID consultants, technicians, and/or liaisons between landscape architects, engineers, construction contractors and/or related professionals.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2013-2014 (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-140A 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 Development Certificate - Design C40290DES

Courses
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 Development Certificate - GIS Specialist C40290GIS

Courses
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

Certificate in Low Impact Development Certificate - LID Specialist C40290

Courses
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