Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
The Landscape Construction and Management program is comprehensive in nature and prepares students to enter the landscaping industry and to advance quickly into management and supervisory positions. Through experience and theory courses, students will also be able to own and manage landscaping businesses of their own.
A strong curriculum of theoretical courses is taught, covering topics that include: Arboriculture, Herbaceous Ornamentals, Landscape Design and Construction, Tree and Shrub Identification, Turf Establishment and Maintenance, and Hardscaping.
Theoretical studies are reinforced by substantial, practical lab time in which students are required to complete many different campus installation, construction, and maintenance projects. In order to accomplish goals as set forth in the project assignments, the students utilize various hand tools, power equipment, specialized machinery, and vehicles, including chain saws, leaf blowers, tampers, skid-steer loaders, tractors, carts, and trucks.
Introduction to the Program
“The goal of the comprehensive training given in the LCM program is to prepare students to enter the industry and to advance quickly into management and supervisory positions.”
David Day, Director of Landscape Construction and Management