Landscape Maintenance

Career Certificate

A career in green entrepreneurship

Landscape maintenance staff manage landscaping projects in a variety of ways, including pest surveillance, responsible fertilizing, pruning and customer service. Sustainable landscape and business practices are emphasized in all of our courses.

Practice your skills in the horticulture department's five-acre woody plant collection and two large greenhouses, facilities that few other community colleges have to offer. A landscape maintenance certificate takes 12 months to complete.

Gain the skills local employers use in landscape maintenance, including:

  • plant identification
  • sustainable landscape maintenance
  • green business and entrepreneurship

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

Students who earn a Landscape Maintenance Certificate will begin in an entry-level position. They will also take coursework to prepare them for running their own business!

  • landscape maintenance technician
  • landscape maintenance supervisor
  • landscape construction technician


  • 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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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.

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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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 121 3
    HRT 125 3
    HRT 260 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 125
      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 162 3
    HRT 225 3
    • Course Code HRT 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 162
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HRT 225
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


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Horticulture at CLC

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

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