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ARCH X 493.774
A digital workflow course for landscape architects, architects and landscape designers using Macs and IPads
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 465.4
Learn the fundamentals of beekeeping from UCLA's Master beekeeper. 
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: June 29, 2024
ARCH X 493.992
Gain an introduction to the essential basic commands of AutoCAD and their applications.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: June 24, 2024
ARCH X 493.6
This advanced course covers the basics of managing axial images' relationships, creating and editing 3-D drawings, file sharing, and external references, and file management for construction drawings.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 496.21
This course showcases unique designs and describes the methods and calculations used to design stormwater BMPs for a site.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: June 24, 2024
BIOLGY X 499.22
California native landscapes are adapted to our climate, and provide habitat to many California native bees, birds, and mammals. Using native plants in a landscape can make a garden more resilient and drought tolerant.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.15C
This seminar takes a student into the research an analysis of their final project idea. Students explore sites, programs, and submit a final capstone proposal and presentation.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.15D
The final design class culminates in a self-directed project that demonstrates compentency in site selection, analysis, programing a site, conceptualizing a design, and rendering a final conceptual design proposal booklet.
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: June 24, 2024
ARCH X 472.4D
Using Tongva Park, students study design, program, and planting. Drawing, observing, and creating a hand-drawn plan are the outcomes.
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: June 22, 2024
ARCH X 472.4E
Build upon drafting, lettering, and drawing techniques learned in Design Graphics 1, advanced applications of color and presentation are applied to final projects.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.4F
This third course in the Design Graphics Sequence takes the same site plan and designs and renders with digital media. A full graphic package is prepared with digital renderings, sections, and elevations.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 466.1
A foundational course in the practice and methodology of horticultural therapy. Accredited by the American Horticultural Therapy Association. 
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: June 27, 2024
BIOLGY X 497.5
A practical introduction to the basics of maintaining a home garden. 
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: June 24, 2024
BIOLGY X 496.2
Botany, the scientific study of plants, is the basis for understanding and using plants in the human habitat; covering plant diversity, physiology, and natural adaptation as a foundation for applied uses and plantings.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.12A
Using graphic conventions and calculations, grading and drainage techniques used in every landscape architecture project are applied to grade a complex site while considering public health, safety, and welfare.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 498.10
Teaching and using gardening Practices that are sustainable, this course covers composting, irrigation, water harvesting, as well as weekend field trips to LA's sustainable gardens.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.6A
Covering the evolution of the designed and human-built landscape, students study how designed exterior spaces are informed by cultural ideas, landform, structures, infrastructure, and the existing natural environment.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: June 25, 2024
BIOLGY X 498.2
This class covers both biological and non-chemical methods of insect control, andintegrated pest managemen (IPM).
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: June 27, 2024
BIOLGY 753
Join us for a free virtual horticultural therapy information session.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 466.3
An introduction to program management strategies and plans that lead to the establishment of an effective and successful horticultural therapy program.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 466.2
Learn the necessary skills to successfully complete client assessments, evaluations and documentation. 
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY 751
Attend a virtual information session about the certificates and specializations available in the Horticulture & Gardening program.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: August 8, 2024
BIOLGY X 499.992
Gain hands-on work experience with a horticulture internship.
Format: In Person
Next Start Date: June 26, 2024
BIOLGY X 499.999
Internships provide students the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 499.99
Students will gain hands-on horticulture experience working at the LA County Arboretum.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.23
Learn the basic principles guiding the successful design of space. Human factors, engineering, natural processes, human capabilities, and limitations are woven into the design of environments.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 465.33
An introduction to the fundamentals of growing plants indoors. Learn how to identify your unique indoor environment, how to choose appropriate and healthy plants, and how to create a maintenance schedule for plant success!  Elective course in the horticulture certificate.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 494
An overview of horticulture and plant care, this course provides the knowledge to solve many of the problems commonly faced in keeping plants healthy.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 499.97
Students are introduced to various irrigation components, hydraulic concepts, irrigation design techniques and scheduling approaches.
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: June 25, 2024
ARCH X 493.773
Students who successfully complete the course will be able to develop and produce professional 3-D project models using SketchUp.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472
A quick dive into landscape theory, history, design principles, and understanding scale and drawing. Students apply these lessons in a final project resulting in scaled drawings and models.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: June 26, 2024
ARCH X 472.12B
This course focuses on irrigation system design, specifications and construction. Instruction emphasizes water conservation and techniques of efficient and appropriate application. Various systems and techniques are explored, as well as concepts for system modernization, reclamation and water management.
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: June 27, 2024
ARCH 747
This course helps students review and prepare for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). It LARE 1 - Inventory, Analysis and Project management.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH 748
This course helps students review and prepare for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). It covers LARE 2 - Planning and Design.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH 749
This course helps students review and prepare for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). It covers LARE 3 - Construction Documentation and Administration. 
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH 750
Review and preparation course for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). LARE 4 - Grading, Drainage, and Stormwater Management
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH 751
Two-hour Virtual information session on the Landscape Architecture certificate and program specializations.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: August 6, 2024
ARCH X 499.13
Gain professional work experience in the landscape architecture field.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.14C
Prepare in AutoCAD a bid-ready set of final construction documents.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.14B
Learn construction principles and practice from site design to schematic design, design development to final construction, plus documentation drawings and how to create a technical specifications bid package.
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ARCH X 472.14A
Studies the basic materials and methods used in landscape architecture site construction with an emphasis on sustainable materials, construction practices, and detailing with materials.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 471.1A
Explore form and the importance of scale in landscape architectural design. These skills and insights are applied culminating in a study of a small, site-scale school garden.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 471.1B
Learn how to analyze a site and create a program design that responds to the site and surroundings.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 471.2
Applying site inventory and analysis with a site program, students create their design process and concept development using real sites in interesting urban and semi-urban environments. Use of computer modeling programs is highly encouraged.
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: June 25, 2024
ARCH X 472.9
Utiltizing methods of environmental research and analysis, students invstigate the natural, historical, and cultural factors impacting land-use.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.5
Ecological and cultural contexts are examined as determinants for using plants in design.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.19
Concept development focuses on developing an ability to use drawings to model and manipulate visual information throughout the various stages of design evolution. Learn intensive drawing and design thinking.
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: June 25, 2024
ARCH X 472.8
As the precursor for Capstone, with an instructor-selected site, design process, and site analysis, the student refines a program, selects goals and objectives, and prepares a design solution and documentation booklet.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 492.68
Core course in the Arboriculture Specialization. Focusing on recognized industry standards for care, protection, preservation and industry ethics, leading to certification.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.8B
Focusing on understory plants and their communities, instruction focuses on selecting and placing appropriate plant material to influence the landscape architect's overall site composition.
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ARCH X 472.8A
This course concentrates on trees, shrubs, and companion plant groupings, planting location, etc. as design elements. Participants study plant texture, density, form, color, and other characteristics as articulators of space.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 499
This course focuses on plants appropriate for use in Southern California. Students learn plant names, both common and scientific, cultural requirements and proper placement within the landscape. The class uses local botanical gardens and nurseries to introduce students to over 150 plants.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: June 26, 2024
BIOLGY X 497.35
This course covers the fundamental tools and processes used in plant propagation. Students will learn a variety of techniques to propagate plants.
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: June 26, 2024
BIOLGY X 424.41
This course introduces students to the tools needed for navigating and identifying the diverse kingdom of plants.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 497.19
A primer on residential design, site analysis, designing with plants and your site.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 493.9
Covers professional contract relations, responding to a request for proposal (RFP), and other areas of landscape architecture ethics and practice.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 465.5
Discover how to find, harvest and use the resources available in our urban environments.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 493.883
Students develop a solid knowledge of 3D Modeling with Rhinoceros in the context of landscape representation.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: July 14, 2024
ARCH X 494.65
Using the plants of Southern California, students learn plant taxonomy through observation using illustration and journaling.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 493.2
Learn the physical, biological, and chemical properies of soils; learn what is in a soil report and how to improve your soil's yield.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 495.32
Gain an understanding of green infrastructure and its place in the future re-development of urban areas.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 492.67
Trees provide shade, food, habitat, and clean our air. Selecting and caring for trees is the study of arboriculture.
Next Start Date: TBA
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