Landscape Design

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Landscape design is a profession that focuses on residential, commercial and industrial landscapes. The Landscape Design program immerses students in the history and theory of horticultural design, broadens their botanical knowledge knowledge, educates on plant terminology and nurtures their creativity while grounding them technically.
This program is a specialized curriculum designed to prepare students to be desirable employees of architects, landscapers, nurseries, greenhouses, florists or various other landscape businesses. Both maintenance and establishment of lawns, as well as, landscaping homes and businesses are included in the curriculum. The principles of design are also included along with plant identification, budgeting, and cultivation procedures.
Median annual wages of First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers were $45,560 in 2013Bureau of Labor Statistics
Courses of Study

• Botany
• Soil and Environmental Factors
• Landscape Design
• Small Engines and Hand Tools
• Lawn Renovation
• Tree Care
• Disease & Insect Control
• Establishing Lawns
• Planting Perennial and Annuals
• Plant Care
• Propagating Nursery Stock

Career Paths

• Landscaper
• Groundskeeper
• Landscaper Designer
• Greenhouse Manager
• Small Business Owner
• Laborers
• Estimator
• Irrigation Technician
• Small Gas Engine Serviceman
• Florists
• Botanist
• Agronomist


• PA Pesticides License
• ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute)
• NCMA (National Concrete/Masonry Association)
• Versa-Lok Basic Training

Post-Secondary Opportunities

• California  University of PA
• Indiana University of PA
• Penn College
• West Virginia University
• Westmoreland County CC