About the Program
The Landscape Technician certificate program prepares individuals for entry level and supervisory work in landscape construction, landscape management, landscape design, or nursery production. The classes are designed to develop knowledge and skills in plant care, plant identification, soils, irrigation, basic landscape design and construction practices. Students successfully completing this curriculum may seek entry level positions with landscape companies and will have completed the educational requirement for applying a combination of education and work experience as qualifying to sit for the State of Oregon Landscape Contractors licensing exam.
Students are required to take a placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill levels as determined by placement test scores. Students are also required to complete any prerequisites listed. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.
Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Workforce Development Department’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department head before being accepted toward core requirements. Students must complete coursework in their major at a “C” or better level before proceeding to advanced coursework.
Students completing all credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better will receive their certificates. Certain prerequisite courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned a “C” or better grade. Credits earned in this program can be applied to the Associate of General Studies degree.