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Certificates of Competence in Plant Landscaping and Agricultural Technology


* As of spring 2016, these certificate programs are not currently admitting new students.

The curriculum is designed for students desiring entry-level employment or to enhance their skills in the field of plant landscaping (landscape maintenance, turfgrass maintenance, nursery operations, and/or retail plant outlets). All courses are taught with a “hands-on, learn-by-doing” philosophy. Students are expected to make sound decisions about real life horticultural and environmental situations.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe common plant and insect life cycles; understand basic plant nutritional requirements and plant propagation techniques
  • Demonstrate landscape maintenance skills or turfgrass maintenance skills
  • Recommend common controls for plant pests
  • Properly manage soil for plant growth
  • Operate common landscape and turfgrass equipment

Certificate of Competence - Plant Landscaping (CCPL)

The Certificate of Completion in Plant Landscaping (CCPL) consists of 16 credits. Students must complete 12 credits of required courses and select a 4-credit area of specialization (Landscape Maintenance and/or Turfgrass Maintenance).

Total Credits: 16 credits

Required Courses (12 credits)

Area of Specialization (4 credits)

Select one of the two pairs of classes below

Landscape Maintenance:

Turfgrass Maintenance:

Suggested Electives

Certificate of Competence - Agricultural Technology (CCAT)

The Certificate of Completion Agricultural Technology (CCAT) consists of 15 credits. Students must complete 10 credits of required courses and select 5 credits of electives.

Total Credits: 15

Required Courses (10 credits)

Suggested Electives