Landscaping Certificate [30-36 credit]

Code: CERT.LAND

Students enrolled in the Landscape Certificate are exposed to the plants and construction materials utilized to transform a new or existing site for functional and/or aesthetic needs. Students study a site, prepare a plan, and implement a project on campus as one of the laboratory components. They demonstrate the design principles they have learned to resolve problems in the everyday world of landscaping (drainage, topography, exposure, sustainability, etc.).

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct a site analysis and family inventory analysis for a residential landscape site.
  • Identify and propose solutions to the drainage and site problems that need to be rectified by the design.
  • Develop conceptual, preliminary and final copy plans for the site.
  • Formulate a functional and/or aesthetic group of plants and materials that best suits the environment and the client’s needs.
  • Organize the various phases of implementing the design, from permits to final inspections.

Career Pathways

Landscape Designer  Landscape Crew Foreman 
Grounds Supervisor  Landscape Contractor 

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

HRT  Restricted HRT Elective† 3-4
BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

DFT-107Drafting I

2

HRT-103Turf and Grounds Management

3

HRT-130Landscape Contracting

1

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:17-18

Second Semester

  General Education Elective* 3

HRT-113Principles of Landscaping

3

HRT-204Landscape Graphics

2

HRT-233Landscape Plants and Materials II

4

HRT-235Landscape Analysis

3

INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

Total Credit Hours:18

General Education Requirements

  General Education Elective* 3
WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Restricted Program Requirements

HRT  Restricted HRT Elective† 3-4
BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

DFT-107Drafting I

2

HRT-103Turf and Grounds Management

3

HRT-113Principles of Landscaping

3

HRT-103Turf and Grounds Management

3

HRT-204Landscape Graphics

2

HRT-233Landscape Plants and Materials II

4

HRT-235Landscape Analysis

3

INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

Total Credit Hours:29-30

Total Credit Hours: 35-36

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Course List.

**Restricted HRT Elective: HRT-101, HRT-102, HRT-112, HRT-120, HRT-236.

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.