• Program: Landscape and Horticulture Careers
  • Degree: Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Credits: Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 17
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This certificate program focuses on landscape design and landscape construction. The design area will include courses in drafting and graphics, residential design, estimating, presentation techniques and computer drafting. The construction area includes courses in blueprint reading, estimating, surveying, landscape installation and specialized hardscape construction. Prerequisite: Graduation from a 2-year landscape design and construction program OR a minimum of 2 years related work experience.

Career Opportunities

Students completing this area of study will have employment options as landscape designers or construction specialists with design/building firms or landscape construction businesses.

Award Outcomes:

  • Identify plants and recommended uses.
  • Operate landscape equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Use hand tools safely and efficiently.
  • Interpret blueprints and landscape plans.
  • Measure a residential property.
  • Design a master plan for a residetial property.
  • Complete working drawings with details for a residential property.
  • Create complete landscape plans using CAD software.
  • Construct landscape elements from plans and detail drawings.
  • Layout landscape plans in the field.
  • Demonstrate presentation techniques for landscape plans.
  • Diagnose insect and disease problems of landscape plans.
  • Calculate material quantities from plans.
  • Determine and set grades and elevations in field.
  • Communicate effectively with staff and clients.
  • Analyze customer needs and recommend solutions.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 17 Credits
  • LNDC1235 Landscape Operations 2
  • LNDC2110 Introduction to Landscape Construction 2
  • LNDC2160 Sustainable Landscape Design I 4
  • LNDC2171 Sustainable Landscape Design II 3
  • LNDC2271 Landscape Computer Design and Applications I 3
  • LNDC2280 Landscape Computer Design and Applications II 3
General Education Requirements 0 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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