Landscape Design & Construction

Related Occupations

  • Landscaper

  • Grounds Worker

  • Landscape Architect

  • Supervisor of Landscaping

  • Soil and Water Conservationist

  • Nursery & Greenhouse Sales

  • Independent Contractor

  • Construction Manager

Potential Certifications

  • Bobcat Skid-Steer Loader Operator Training Course Certificate

  • Applied Horticulture PA

  • OSHA Certification - Agriculture

  • Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Certification

  • Students may receive industry recognized certifications in Nutrient Management, Pesticide Application, Horticulture, Landscape Technology, and Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation.

Post-Secondary Education

All CMTHS programs integrate college preparatory coursework with an emphasis on technical skills. The Landscape Design & Construction program has a formal articulation agreement with Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Penn State affiliate, which provides advanced credits upon review, and with Harrisburg Area Community College.

Course Description

The Landscape Design & Construction Program offers hands on learning that prepares 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 job site 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


Learning Environment

In a new, state-of-the-art facility, a caring and highly qualified professional staff share their skills while challenging and encouraging their students.  Many of the instructors have established high profiles in their fields of expertise prior to becoming teachers.  Students not only get to know their teachers, but the teachers get to know them and respond to their individual needs as they extend their support and enthusiasm while preparing students for the future.  The students are able to obtain a variety of state and nationally recognized certifications and licenses.


Student Organizations
Students have the option to participate in two nationally recognized career and technical student organizations – SkillsUSA and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).  Students can compete at the district, state and national levels.


Central Montco Technical High School  has allocated in excess of $750,000 in financial aid to graduating seniors.


National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. 


Articulation Agreements
Articulation Agreements are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and college credit to students who are continuing their education.  Central Montco Technical High School has articulated its programs with a wide range of colleges and technical schools resulting in college credit or priority placement for CMTHS students.  Contact our guidance department for more information.

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821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


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Central Montco Technical High School does not discriminate in its education programs, activities or employment practices based on sex, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, political opinions or affiliations, or lawful activity in any employee organization. Central Montco Technical High School provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For information about your civil right and grievance procedures, contact Larry Byron, Equal Rights Coordinator, (610) 277-2301.


La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central no discrimina en sus programas de educación, actividades o prácticas de empleo basadas en sexo, origen en color, nacional, raza, orientación sexual, discapacidad, edad, religión, ascendencia, opiniones políticas o afiliaciones, o actividad legal en ninguna organización de empleado. La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central ofrece un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Para obtener información acerca de su derecho civil y de los procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese Larry Byron, Coordinadora de Igualdad de Derechos, (610) 277 -2301.