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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)

First Semester

HORT 201Introduction to Horticultural Science4
HORT 214Woody Plants I, Deciduous3
HORT 140Turfgrass I3
HORT 220Herbaceous Plants3
HORT 235Landscape Maintenance and Techniques3
Total Hours16

Second Semester

Landscape Elective (see list below)3
HORT 215Woody Plants II, Evergreens3
HORT 225Plant Problems*3
HORT 135Landscape Design3
HORT 265Landscape Construction3
Total Hours15

Landscape Electives

HORT 150Fruits, Vegetables and Herb Crops2
HORT 205Plant Propagation*3
HORT 260Horticulture Soils3
HORT 240Turfgrass II*3
HORT 270Horticulture Internship*3
BUS 121Introduction to Business3
BUS 145Small Business Management3

Total Program Hours: 31

Additional Certificate

Business Plan Certificate

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.