Certificates of Competence in Plant Landscaping and Agricultural Technology

Certificates of Competence in Plant Landscaping and Agricultural Technology


For more information, contact Dave Ringuette

The curriculum is designed for students desiring entry-level employment or to enhance their skills in the field of plant landscaping (landscape maintenance, turfgrass maintenance, nursery operations, and/or retail plant outlets). All courses are taught with a “hands-on, learn-by-doing” philosophy. Students are expected to make sound decisions about real life horticultural and environmental situations.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe common plant and insect life cycles; understand basic plant nutritional requirements and plant propagation techniques
  • Demonstrate landscape maintenance skills or turfgrass maintenance skills
  • Recommend common controls for plant pests
  • Properly manage soil for plant growth
  • Operate common landscape and turfgrass equipment

Certificate of Competence - Plant Landscaping (CCPL)

The Certificate of Completion in Plant Landscaping (CCPL) consists of 16 credits. Students must complete 12 credits of required courses and select a 4-credit area of specialization (Landscape Maintenance and/or Turfgrass Maintenance).

Total Credits: 16 credits

Required Courses (12 credits)

Area of Specialization (4 credits)

Select one of the two pairs of classes below

Landscape Maintenance:

Turfgrass Maintenance:

Suggested Electives

Other Resources

Certificate of Competence - Agricultural Technology (CCAT)

The Certificate of Completion Agricultural Technology (CCAT) consists of 15 credits. Students must complete 10 credits of required courses and select 5 credits of electives.

Total Credits: 15

Required Courses (10 credits)

Suggested Electives




December 2, 2014