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Online Architecture Course


The table contains the required courses for the Certificate Program in Landscape Architecture, as well as the terms they are typically available for enrollment.

20 Required Courses, Minimum 2 Units of Electives 63 Semester Units (945 Hours of Instruction)

Course availability is subject to change. Courses offered in both online and classroom environments are interchangeable, and you may choose either format.

To enroll, click on a course title above and choose a section.

You may enroll in individual courses without registering for the Certificate Program in Landscape Architecture.

This certificate is ideal if you are interested in pursuing a career in landscape architecture but have no formal prior training. Its also a fit if youre a practicing landscape architect who desires continued professional development.

The curriculum comprises 20 required courses and 2 units of electives for a total of 63 semester units (945 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable certificate registration fee.

To begin, enroll in one or more of the required foundation courses or electives that do not have any prerequisites. You may begin the professional certificate during any of Extensions three terms. We recommend that you register for the certificate before you complete Studio L1: Environmental Design X116.

Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The certificate has an estimated total cost of $23,000 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.

This professional certificate is certified by the Landscape Architects Technical Committee (LATC) of the California Architects Board. Successful completion of the certificate provides qualification credit and the educational foundation needed for the state licensing examination.

The State of California requires a license to practice and be recognized as a landscape architect. LATC, the regulating body of the profession, operates under the aegis of the California Department of Consumer Affairs Califonia Architects Board. Upon successful completion of the professional certificate, you earn a portion of the qualification credit needed to take the landscape architecture licensing exam. Specifically, if you have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university or college, four of the six qualification credits are issued upon completion of the professional certificate. The remaining qualification credits are earned through employment with a California licensed landscape architect, architect or civil engineer.

To contact the department office, email landarch@unex.berkeley.edu or call (415) 284-1070.