Landscape Technician Certificate
The 31-credit-hour certificate program is designed to prepare students for a career in landscape design and maintenance. Upon completion of this certificate, students will possess the competencies to be successful at entry-level or higher positions in landscape design and maintenance and other related occupations.
A full-time student can complete this certificate in a fall-spring sequence year.
Suggested/Sample Course Sequence
The sequence taken by the student may vary depending on prerequisites, course availability, and personal/professional responsibilities.
(Landscape Technician -Major Code 6190; State CIP Code 01.0605 and Business Plan -Major Code 4810; State CIP Code 52.0710)
|HORT 201||Introduction to Horticultural Science||4|
|HORT 214||Woody Plants I, Deciduous||3|
|HORT 140||Turfgrass I||3|
|HORT 220||Herbaceous Plants||3|
|HORT 235||Landscape Maintenance and Techniques||3|
|Landscape Elective (see list below)||3|
|HORT 215||Woody Plants II, Evergreens||3|
|HORT 225||Plant Problems*||3|
|HORT 135||Landscape Design||3|
|HORT 265||Landscape Construction||3|
|HORT 150||Fruits, Vegetables and Herb Crops||2|
|HORT 205||Plant Propagation*||3|
|HORT 260||Horticulture Soils||3|
|HORT 240||Turfgrass II*||3|
|HORT 270||Horticulture Internship*||3|
|BUS 121||Introduction to Business||3|
|BUS 145||Small Business Management||3|
Total Program Hours: 31
This certificate is designed for students who are interested in opening their own service business providing administrative assistance to businesses. Coursework focuses on fundamental knowledge necessary to own and operate an entrepreneurial venture, evaluating the feasibility of the business idea, and concludes with writing a business plan to start, grow and sustain a business venture. The business plan certificate is recommended for students to add to their Horticultural Sciences certificate.