SAT 271 Design of Sustainable Landscaping

This course is intended for future landscape designers/architects and landscape contractors. It utilizes Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building systems for landscapes, the American Society of Landscape Architects sustainability guidelines and best practices in design, including elements of water, soils, vegetation, materials, construction, operations and maintenance, innovation and human-health and well-being with a focus on design problems. Please note that all course materials and content are provided in the IMS Common Cartridge (IMSCC) format. The content can be accessed by opening the IMSCC file using your organization's Learning Management System application (these include Blackboard, D2L, Canvas etc.). Additional information about accessing Common Cartridge files can be found on the IMS Global Web site: Future plans for the Skills Commons Web site include a feature that will allow users to view and download course content that is provided in the IMSCC format. Please refer to the "Enabling Others to Reuse Your Materials” page for more information:
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Triton College
Project Name:
IGEN (Illinois Green Economy Network) Career Pathways
Funding Source:
Design of Sustainable Landscaping, landscape design, LEED, American Society of Landscape Architects, Green Roofs, Xeriscaping, water conservation, soil fertility, local/native plant selection, green hardscape materials, energy conservation, human health and well-being

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Each IGEN Consortium college has established an Industry Advisory Group as part of their Career and Technical Education program. Advisory Group members contribute to the design, development and delivery of CTE courses including those developed through this TAACCCT grant. The members also provide opportunities for work-based learning and job placements for program graduates.
Industry Sector:
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (11)
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations -- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (37-1012)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences (01)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
16 weeks, one traditional college semester
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
This curriculum underwent an independent third-party review for content, completeness, and quality. Please see attached quality review rubric.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Custom Quality Rubric
Course Note:
Sustainable Landscape Practices AAS: 01.0605


Formal Accessibility Policy:

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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