School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Landscape Architectural Technology

Sep 08, 2020
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Delivery Options

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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 Request 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).


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

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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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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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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 availability is subject to change without notice.