This certificate is designed to give students both broad and specialized training for entry-level employment in landscape construction or to add to their current capabilities in order to create a business in landscape construction.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
Credit Toward Graduation. All credit that students earn in obtaining this certificate may also be applied toward satisfaction of the requirements for graduation from the College.
The minimum time for completion of this certificate is 3 semesters. Completion time will vary based on student preparation and number of classes completed per semester.
Enrollment and Completer Projections
|Course number||Course Title||Annual Sections||Annual Enrollment/ Completions|
|O H 50||Introduction to Environmental Horticulture||5||130/130|
|O H 56||Horticultural Machines||1||30/30|
|O H 76||Fall and Winter Plant Identification||2||60/60|
|O H 63||Soils||1||30/30|
|O H 75||Pest Management||1||25/25|
|O H 77||Spring and Summer Plant Identification||2||60/60|
|O H 71A||Landscape Construction||2||20/20|
|O H 71BA||Advanced Landscape Construction||2||10/10|
|O H 60||Business Practices||1||25/25|
This Certificate usually has 5-6 completions per year.
The program of study for this certificate is designed to give students both broad and specialized training for workforce preparation into entry-level employment or to add to their existing capabilities in landscape construction. The Program includes instruction in principles of design and landscape construction, principles of environmental horticulture, plant identification, landscape horticulture, and business practices in the environmental-horticultural industry. Students who complete the curriculum requirements receive the Landscape Construction Certificate of Achievement.
The Certificate curriculum for Landscape Construction is planned so that completion takes about 1.5 years. Graduates, depending upon their interests, abilities, and achievement, may qualify for employment in a wide variety of capacities. Positions that graduates may hold in private employment, or for which they may take civil-service examinations, include those of landscape maintenance gardener, estate gardener, municipal gardener, landscape installer or contractor, landscape designer, nursery specialist, horticultural or agricultural inspector, highway landscape supervisor, tree-maintenance technician, school or community garden coordinator, irrigation technician, landscape restoration worker, athletic field or golf course groundskeeper, or landscape consultant. Other positions include garden sales, growers, horticultural supply sales, interiorscape technicians or supervisors, irrigation design or sales and arborist.
(Y1 or S1)
|OH 50||Introduction to Environmental Horticulture||3||Y1/S1|
|OH 56||Horticulture Machines||3||Y1/S1|
|OH 60||Business Practices||3||Y1/S1|
|OH 75||Pest Management||3||Y1/S2|
|OH 76||Fall and Winter Plant Identification||4||Y1/S2|
|OH 77||Spring and Summer Plant Identification||4||Y2/S1|
|CMST 11||Basic Public Speaking||3||Y1 or Y2|
|OH 71A||Landscape Construction||4||Y2/S1|
|OH 71B||Landscape Construction||4||Y2/S2|
Year 1, Semester 1: 9-units
Year 1, Semester 2: 10-units
Year 2, Semester 1: 8-units
Year 2, Semester 2: 7-units