Landscape Occupations

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02603)

Designed for students interested in landscape contracting and landscape maintenance careers including city and county parks, schoolgrounds, and residential and commercial landscapes.  Skills include hardscape installation, sprinkler systems, turfgrass management, and landscape installation and care.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Certificate student will identify and analyze landscape situations and propose ideas for the enhancement, beautification, and functionality of the landscape.
  • Certificate student will analyze the costs involved in a landscape construction project and perform a landscape bid which encompassed the overhead and profit margins.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
LNT 100 PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE 4
LNT 105
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES *
or PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS
or PLANT IDENTIFICATION - HERBACEOUS PLANTS
or PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS
3
Select 3 units from electives 3
 Units10
Second Semester
LNT 105
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES *
or PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS
or PLANT IDENTIFICATION - HERBACEOUS PLANTS
or PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS
3
LNT 134 INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE 3
Select 3 units from electives 3
 Units9
Third Semester
ACCT 7
BASIC BUSINESS BOOKKEEPING
or HORTICULTURAL BUSINESS PRACTICES
3
BIOL 100
BIOL 101
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
Select 3 units from electives 3
 Units10
Fourth Semester
LNT 136 PLANT PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL 3
PD 290 OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I 4
Select 3 units from electives 3
 Units10
 Total Units39
Electives
LNT 72HORTICULTURAL EQUIPMENT: CARE AND OPERATION2
LNT 75POND DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND CARE1
LNT 94SPRINKLER SYSTEM INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR3
LNT 120LANDSCAPE DESIGN I4
LNT 122LANDSCAPE DESIGN II4
LNT 123LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE4
LNT 124LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION3
LNT 128SPRINKLER DESIGN3
LNT 132TURF MANAGEMENT3