Landscape Design

Career Certificate

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Shape outdoor spaces that people interact with and that form a part of the urban environment. Learn about all phases of the landscape design and implementation process.

A landscape design certificate takes 12 months to complete. Gain the skills local employers use in landscape design, including:

  • drafting (by hand)
  • landscape design
  • computer landscape design using AutoCAD
  • landscape construction

What can you do with a Landscape Design Certificate in Horticulture?

You will be ready for an entry-level position with a landscape firm. You will start with skills in both hand drawing and computer graphics, as well as design concepts for residential, commercial and public sites.

  • commercial landscape designer
  • residential landscape designer
  • landscape construction


  • Stackable Credentials

    Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 1 Year

    Full-time students finish in 1 year.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    HRT 125 3
    HRT 140 3
    HRT 260 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 125
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 140
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 260
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HRT 127 3
    HRT 240 3
    HRT 245 3
    • Course Code HRT 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 240
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 245
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


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Horticulture at CLC

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A landscape design certificate is just one possible way to study horticulture. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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