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  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

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Open Studies

Open Studies allows you to explore credit courses without applying to a program.
It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.

International Students

Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 7 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of C in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

Students in the program can challenge courses in the program. If you have successful work experience in the Applied Financial Services field, and you can provide evidence of your skills and knowledge to meet learning outcomes for courses within the program, you may be able to challenge courses through PLAR.

For all course challenges, you must first apply to the program, be accepted and have paid your non-refundable tuition deposit. You can only receive credit for up to 50% of any NAIT credit program.

To learn more and to begin the process, read through the following

  1. PLAR Landscape Architectural Technology - ENGL1150
  2. PLAR Landscape Architectural Technology - MATH1150
  3. PLAR Application Form
  4. PLAR Payment Form

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Are you interested in outdoor spaces? Do you have an eye for detail, a flair for design or an interest in emerging technologies? If so, we have a program for you!

In this program, you will explore the practice of landscape architecture and technologies used to produce designs and construction drawings for a variety of outdoor environments including: 

  • Streetscapes
  • Plazas
  • Parks, and recreation areas
  • Trails
  • Entry features 
  • Wayfinding signage

You will have the opportunity to visit many of the places we design, and to also participate in a construction experience, an industry work week placement, and many other program field trips.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Receive your Landscape Architecture Technology diploma

Upon graduating, you can: 

Career Opportunities

When you graduate, you will be valued for your understanding of the  built environment, your proficiency at creating technical products, and your project administrative skills.

With your diploma, you may gain employment with:

  • Landscape architecture, planning, engineering, and environmental firms
  • Municipal, Provincial, and Federal offices
  • Government agencies
  • Land developers
  • Non-profit groups
  • Contractors
  • Nurseries
  • Self-employment

The latest tools and resources

In the program, you will combine an understanding of technology with natural process to create plans for outdoor built environments. Softwares covered are AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, ArcGIS and other computer rendering applications.

We also familiarize students with the physical aspects of landscaping through the use of advanced technology like the NAIT-built hydrological modelling sandbox (pictured to the left).


Technology

Please review the following pdf for the computer specifications needed for the first day of school.

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  • Email: askNAIT@nait.ca
  • Phone: 780.471.NAIT (6248)
  • Toll free: 1.877.333.NAIT (6248)

General program information

Students who have been accepted into the program can apply for advanced credit. Please contact the program for more information. 

 



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Term 1

ENDS1121Design Studio I: Fundamentals of Design
  • Requisites: Co-Requisite: ENDS1140.
  • Course Equivalencies: EDT1120, ENDS1120
  • Open Studies: Available

Students will explore the design process through the elements and principles of visual and spatial design. The studio will focus on the design process and the communication of ideas.

ENDS1130Computer Applications I - CAD
  • Requisites: This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course is an introduction AutoCAD beginning with initial setup and basic commands through to the production and printing of a set of 2D construction drawings.

ENDS1140Introduction to Presentation Techniques
  • Requisites: This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course introduces 2D and 3D presentation techniques used in the design industry. Students will explore the basics of sketching and 3D visualization software. Emphasis will be placed on hand rendering skills.

ENGL1150Technical Communications I
  • Requisites: This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course introduces the student to the complexities of written and oral communication and provides a basis for strong business and technical communication. It provides students with practice preparing documents relevant to the business environment. Students are required to apply effective online and database research techniques and APA documentation to compile, design, and deliver an oral presentation of borrowed ideas and images.

LANT1100Construction Documents I: Introduction to Detailing
  • Requisites: Co-requisite: ENDS1130
  • Course Equivalencies: LAT1100
  • Open Studies: Available

This course will introduce the techniques required for the production of technical details. Emphasis will be on assembly of components, landscape products and materials and requirements for the drafting of details. Students will participate in a construction work experience.

MATH1150Technical Mathematics
  • Requisites: This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This is an introductory course in mathematics intended to provide a foundation for concepts encountered throughout the program. Students will develop proficiency in basic technical mathematics pertaining to measurements, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, spreadsheets and charts with an emphasis on spatial acuity and graphical solutions.

Term 2

ENDS1240Presentation Applications
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Architectural Technology, Interior Design Technology and Landscape Architectural Technology programs.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course covers the following software: Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Their application in image manipulation and graphic design as it relates to the design industry will be explored.

ENGL1250Technical Communications II
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: ENGL1150. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course continues exploring the complexities of written and oral communication and provides students with practice preparing documents relevant to the business environment. Students are required to develop and use teamwork and communication skills to use in practical applications such as planning for, participating in, and documenting of team meetings.

LANT1200Construction Documents II: Small Scope Projects
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: LANT1100. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course introduces the production of construction drawings using site layout techniques, surface treatment applications and planting plans. Emphasis will be on the preparation of landscape plans and working drawing packages. The manipulation of landscape details and the use of landscape products is also covered.

LANT1220Design Studio II: Small Spaces
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: ENDS1121, ENDS1130. Co-Requisite: LANT1231. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

Students will explore the design process and apply these principles and elements to produce small space design solutions. Emphasis will be on conceptual design and the communication of landscape architectural ideas through 2-D and 3-D presentation.

LANT1231Landscape Presentation Techniques
  • Requisites: Pre-Requisite: ENDS1121. Co-Requisite: ENDS1240.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course introduces the use of landscape hand graphics and computer applications for two and three dimensional presentation graphics. Emphasis will be on hand graphics and rendering techniques, creating models and rendered images for presentation.

LANT1241Professional Practice: Introduction to Landscape Architecture
  • Requisites: Co-Requisite: ENGL1250.
  • Course Equivalencies: LAT1240
  • Open Studies: Available

This course combines both first and second year students to introduce the landscape architectural profession and the role a landscape architectural technologist will play in the industry via research, class discussion and case studies. This course will explore landscape architectural projects with an emphasis on Alberta and Canadian practice. Students will develop skills in collaboration, project initiation, critical thinking and professional practice.

Term 3

LANT2300Construction Documents III: Medium Scope Projects
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: LANT1200, MATH1150, LANT1220. Co-requisite: LANT2331. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course develops on the production of construction drawings examining techniques for grading. Emphasis will be on grading principles, the preparation of grading plans and the compilation of working drawing packages.

LANT2311Plant Materials and Design
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: LANT1200, LANT1220. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: LANT2310, LAT2310
  • Open Studies: Available

This course will introduce the native and cultivated trees, shrubs and perennials of Alberta. Emphasis will be on the application of the design process to create planting plans and details in response to plant needs and growing conditions.

LANT2320Design Studio III: Medium Spaces
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: LANT1220, ENGL1250, ENDS1240. Co-Requisite: LANT2311. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

Students will apply the design process to produce medium space design solutions. Emphasis will be on conceptual design and the communication of landscape architectural ideas through 2-D and 3-D presentation techniques, such as digital presentation boards and models.

LANT2331Computer Applications II: Advanced Applications
  • Requisites: This course is available to Open Studies students. Pre-Requisites: ENDS1130, ENDS1240, LANT1231.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course introduces the use of topographic maps, air photographs and remote sensing imagery, and an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Techniques using advanced CAD tools and programs and emerging technologies specific to the landscape architectural profession will also be explored

LANT2341Professional Practice: Site Administration
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: ENGL1250, ENDS1240. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Course Equivalencies: LANT2340
  • Open Studies: Available

This course will introduce site administration principles for landscape construction projects. Emphasis will be on the preparation of site documentation, professional communication and the tracking of a landscape project. Students will participate in an industry work experience.

Term 4

LANT2401Construction Document IV: Large Scope Projects
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in Open Studies. Pre-Requisites: LANT2300, LANT2311.
  • Course Equivalencies: ENDS2570, LANT2400
  • Open Studies: Available

This course concludes the production of construction drawings for a working drawing package. Emphasis will be on site water management principles, the preparation of irrigation and demolition plans and the compilation of working drawing packages. The application of specifications and estimating will also be covered.

LANT2420Design Studio IV: Large Spaces
  • Requisites: Prerequisite: LANT2311, LANT2320. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

Students will apply the design process to produce large space design solutions. Emphasis will be on sustainable design and the communication of landscape architectural ideas through advanced 2-D and 3-D presentation techniques, such as digital presentation boards and models. Students will participate in projects incorporating community development and public engagement.

LANT2440Professional Practice: Advocacy
  • Requisites: This course is available to Open Studies students. Pre-Requisite: LANT1241. Co-Requisite: ENGL1250.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course combines both first and second year students to introduce the foundations of advocacy. Emphasis will be on teamwork, project management and advocacy participation. Students will learn how to sequentially execute and track an advocacy project within time constraints.

LANT2460Landscape Architectural History: Philosophy and Influences
  • Requisites: Co-Requisites: LANT1241, LANT2420. This course is available to Open Studies students.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course is a thematic introduction to the evolution of landscape history from ancient to the contemporary times. Emphasis will be on the comprehension, review and analysis of the diverse issues of places and cultures in relation to landscape architecture. The influence of the related social, economic, and bio-climatic conditions will also be explored.

Term 4 Electives - Choose 1

ENDS2500Residential Construction and Design
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Architectural Technology, Interior Design Technology and Landscape Architectural Technology programs. Pre-Requisites: ENDS1121, ENDS1130 and ENDS1100 or LANT1200.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will explore the responsibilities of the Architectural Technologist as they relate to the residential construction and design industry. Lab assignments will include an industry standard residential drawing package, design documents, and code analysis.

ENDS2520Multidisciplinary Design Studio
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Architectural Technology, Interior Design Technology or Landscape Architectural Technology programs. Prerequisite: ARCT2320 or LANT2320 or INDT2320.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course explores the multidisciplinary nature of design projects through collaboration among different programs. Critical thought will be infused with the design process to help clarify the relationship between design, program, technology, products and materials, and environmental criteria. Students will experience a team-oriented atmosphere which supports the development of leadership skills.

ENDS2540Facilities Planning and Product Representation
  • Requisites: This course is not available to Open Studies students. Prerequisite: INDT2320 or LANT2320 or ARCT2320 and Math1150.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will introduce the students to two related career options in Facilities Planning and Product Representation. The emphasis of this course will be to understand strategic planning for space management and the skills necessary to become a product or industry representative.

ENDS2550Urban Design
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Architectural Technology, Interior Design Technology and Landscape Architectural Technology programs. Prerequisites: ENDS1240, ENDS1250 or LANT1231, LANT2320 or ARCT2320 or INDT2320.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course is an introduction to urban design and general municipal planning. Students will focus on proficiencies related to two areas of the land development process: Municipal planning and regulatory processes; and principles related to urban design.

ENDS2561Urban Sketching
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Architectural Technology, Interior Design Technology and Landscape Architectural Technology programs. Pre-Requisite: ENDS1140.
  • Open Studies: Available

This course introduces the techniques and principles of urban sketching. Emphasis will be on hand drawing a variety of subjects, the use of different drawing media, the application of various drawing styles and techniques, and rapid observational sketching in the production of a sketchbook.

ENDS2571Winter City Design
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Architectural Technology, Interior Design Technology and Landscape Architectural Technology programs. Prerequisites: ENDS1250 or LANT1231, INDT2320 or ARCT2320 or LANT2320.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course introduces winter city design guidelines. Emphasis will be on the analysis of winter city initiatives and the application of principles and strategies to produce winter design solutions. Students will participate in and analyze several different winter city activities.

Tuition

Cost Per Credit: $180
Tuition Cap: $1,940

Tuition for International Students

Cost Per Credit: $747
Tuition Cap: $8,051

Mandatory Fees

NAITSA: $129
U-Pass: $175
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70

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How much will first year cost?

Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)

Level 1 Term 1: $450
Level 1 Term 2: $300
Level 2 Term 1: $400
Level 2 Term 2: $200


Dates & Deadlines

We recommend submitting your program application at least 90 days before the application deadline.

Application Deadline: Sep 03, 2019

Term Start Date: Sep 03, 2019

Program Availability Status:  

Domestic Applicants: WL
International Applicants: WL

Entrance Requirements

NOTE: Applicants who, prior to May 2019, either completed one of the following courses with a grade of C or higher or successfully completed both of the following courses courses with a minimum combined GPA of at least 2.0, may use it/them toward satisfying the current admission requirements:

  • ENGL1150 or LANT1240 can be used to meet the English requirement
  • ENDS1150 or MATH1150 can be used to meet the Math requirement

Additional Requirements and Considerations

Students are required to have a PC laptop computer for this program. Laptop specifications will be provided to the students upon enrollment. Approximate cost $2000.

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Open Studies

A great option to get started or take a few courses without committing to a full program. Learn more

International Students

This program is open to international applicants. For more detailed information about applying, visit our admissions page. Learn more

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Term Definition
Open Program still has seats available.
Waitlisting Program is full and qualified applicants are being placed on a waitlist. For information about waitlists, please visit the Waitlist FAQs.

If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
Closed Program is no longer accepting applications.
N/A Not available for this term.


*Program availabilty is subject to change without notice.

Scholarships & Awards

The following scholarships and/or bursaries are available to you as a student in this program. To access your opportunities, visit the Student Portal.

NorQuest College - Dave Hoy Achievement Award $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a NorQuest College student entering the first year of a Business or Technical program as a full-time student, and who have completed their studies with NorQuest College within the last three years. Awarded on the basis of the highest mark in two combined subjects as follows: if applying to a Technical program the subjects are Math and Science: if applying to a Business program the subjects are Math and English.

A. Golbeck Bursary $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to students in the second semester of Architectural Technology, Building Environmental Systems Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Interior Design Technology, Geological Technology, Landscape Architectural Technology, Occupational Health & Safety, Water & Wastewater Technician, Chemical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Design and Drafting Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology or Petroleum Engineering Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement, determination to succeed and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to single parents.

ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. - LAT $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a student in the final semester of the Landscape Architectural Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills and community involvement.

The Robert Gibbs - McElanney Consulting Services Ltd. Award I $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to first year students enrolled in the Landscape Architectural Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement in the first year of the program. Preference may be given to those who exemplify leadership and teamwork through volunteer work or community involvement.

The Robert Gibbs - McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. Award II $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to second year students enrolled in the Landscape Architectural Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement in the second year of the program. Preference may be given to those who exemplify leadership and teamwork through volunteer work or community involvement.

Women in Technology & Trades Engineering Bursary $2,625.00
  • Award Amount: $2,625.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to female students at NAIT who are enrolled in the second year of the following programs: Alternative Energy Technology, Architectural Technology, Bachelor of Technology, Biological Sciences Technology, Biomedical Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology, Chemical Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Engineering Design & Drafting Technology, Geological Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology, Instrumentation Engineering Technology, Landscape Architectural Technology, Materials Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Nanotechnology Systems, Petroleum Engineering Technology, Power Engineering 4th Class, Power Engineering Technology, Water and Wastewater Technician. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Applicants must have achieved a satisfactory academic standing in the previous year.

Bob and Wendy Hiew Bursary $2,000.00
  • Award Amount: $2,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Bob and Wendy Hiew are both NAIT graduates from the Electrical Engineering and Accounting programs. Bob and Wendy have established this bursary in order to support students who are experiencing financial difficulties so they can devote their time to their studies in order to embark on a good career. Available to a second year student enrolled in any full time credit program in either the JR Shaw School of Business, or the School of Applied Sciences and Technology at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and a minimum academic achievement of 75% in the first year of their program at NAIT.

Mojan Molanapour Aspiring Landscape Architecture Technology Student Bursary $750.00
  • Award Amount: $750.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to continuing students who have completed at least one semester of the Landscape Architecture Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of a minimum academic achievement of 75% in their previous semester and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to International students.

Continue your studies

NAIT, the University of Guelph and the University of Idaho have established an articulation agreement, which specifies that a NAIT Landscape Architectural Technology graduate will be recognized and credited for two years towards a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree. Some academic conditions will apply, and the prospective student must meet the university's admission requirements.

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