Landscape Design Basics with SketchUp Pro, Gaia College, Royal Roads University
Course Hours: 56 Credit Value: 4
Delivery Format: Online or Blended
This course, or equivalent, is a prerequisite for the online Ecological Landscape Design course.
Contribution to Program: Core
Approval Date: August 2020
In this unique course geared towards landscape applications we introduce a whole new integrated 3-dimensional design and modeling process. Whether your preferred medium is pen and paper or a conventional 2-dimensional CAD program, the ability to work in 3 dimensions and view your work from all angles will undoubtedly enrich your creative design process. The fluidity of non-static, 3-dimensional models will empower you to communicate your ideas to landscape decision makers who do not have the designer's ability to mentally project a 2-dimensional drawing into images of a real live landscape. This course partially satisfies the Gaia College Diploma in Organic Land Care. Earn generous continuing education credits for landscape professionals to maintain industry certifications (CNLA, BCSLA, NALP, MGOI, NOFA). This course is a pre-requisite for the Ecological Landscape Design course.
Here are some of the exciting, cutting-edge techniques you will learn in this course:
Who should consider this course?
Course Learning Requirements
Knowledge and Skills
When you have earned credit for this course you will have demonstrated an ability to:
1.1 Use SketchUp tools and commands
1.2 Use Layout tools and commands
During this course you are likely to experience:
Learning Activities and Assessment
Samples of learning activities include:
Evaluation is on a pass / fail basis, and no transcripts of grades are issued. A passing grade in this course requires a total of 100% for all tests, where applicable (multiple attempts are encouraged), a minimum of 75% for each of the written assignments and a minimum of 75% for the discussion participation. A certificate of completion will be awarded when the minimum passing grade or higher has been achieved. Below passing grade constitutes a failing grade (F).