Landscape Design & Construction


    Course Description:

    The Landscape Design & Construction Program offers hands on learning and will prepare students in all phases of landscape/hardscape design and installation, horticulture, nursery operations, and turf management.  With an emphasis on residential home installation, students will learn the proper use of hand and power tools, skid loaders, construction materials, measuring and estimating, blueprint and plan reading, and jobsite safety.


    Course Content

    The curriculum is designed around standards established by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association.  Topics of study include Plant Identification, Plant & Soil Science, Pesticide Management, Landscape Installation and Management, Greenhouse/Nursery Production, Arboriculture and Floriculture.  Students may receive industry recognized certifications in Nutrient Management, Pesticide Application, Horticulture, Landscape Technology, and Safe Tractor and Machinery Operator.


    Related Occupations


    Grounds Worker

    Landscape Architect

    Supervisor of Landscaping

    Soil and Water Conservationist

    Nursery & Greenhouse Sales

    Independent Contractor

    Construction Manager