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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LIUNA Training and Education Fund | Evaluated Learning Experience

Landscape 4 (Retention Walls/Pavers) LANDS.RWP

Course Category: 

40 hours.

LIUNA Pomfret, CT, and other LIUNA approved training centers

April 2011 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify four types of chain saws and their purpose; describe five hazards of chain saw operation and how they can be prevented; identify the kickback zone of the chain saw and list four ways to prevent or reduce this from occurring; demonstrate safe start up, inspection and operation of a chain saw; identify tools needed to sharpen a chain saw; demonstrate how to sharpen a chain saw; demonstrate the proper use of a circular saw; demonstrate knowledge and safe use of a chain saw, shredder, hedger and circular saw; identify various types of header and divider materials; install free-standing stone retainer wall; identify types of weed barriers for planter areas; and install and compact patio pavers.


Major topics include: skills necessary to use a variety of power tools commonly associated with landscape work. Students also learn to install hardscape items such as retaining walls and brick pavers. Several topics require students to perform tasks or demonstrate skills being taught. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Landscape Construction (4/16) (4/21 revalidation).