Career Diploma - Landscaping Technology

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If you enjoy being outside and would someday like the option of starting your own business, you might consider Penn Foster's Career Diploma in Landscaping Technology program. Read on to learn more about what courses you can take in this program.

Frequently Asked Question

What Kind of Program Is It?

Penn Foster's Career Diploma in Landscaping Technology program is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to succeed as a landscaper, including a knowledge of plant health, fertilizers, and soil. You also have the opportunity to learn about tractor and garden tool maintenance, landscaping design, ground covers and shrubs, specialty landscaping, and entrepreneurship and business operation. Most students can complete this program in approximately six months.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Applicants to Penn Foster's Career Diploma in Landscaping Technology program might have previous landscaping experience, design experience, and enjoy being outside. Applicants to Penn Foster Career School's programs should be at least 18 years old.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This program consists of eight instruction sets. Each instruction set includes one to four lessons.

Landscaping Technology Course Requirements

Instruction SetLessons
Instruction Set 1 Learning Strategies
Introduction to Landscaping
Instruction Set 2 Plants and Their Health
Soils and Fertilizers
Graded Project #1: Soil Sample
Pest Management
Instruction Set 3 Hand Tools
Power Tools
Graded Project #2: Identifying and Pricing Hand Tools and Power Tools
Instruction Set 4 Servicing Lawn Mowers and Riding Mowers
Servicing Lawn Mowers and Riding Mowers
Instruction Set 5 Tree Identification
Tree Identification
Graded Project #3: Creating a Design Using Shrubs
Instruction Set 6 Ground Covers
Design for Residential and Commercial Properties
Graded Project #4: Creating a Design Using Ground Covers
Instruction Set 7 Turfgrass Establishment
Turfgrass Maintenance
Instruction Set 8 Specialty Landscapes
Your Landscaping Business
Graded Project #5: Maintenance Contract Proposal
Graded Project #5: Maintenance Contract Proposal Graded Project #5: Maintenance Contract Proposal

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Penn Foster's Career Diploma in Landscaping Technology program graduates could pursue employment as part of a an established landscaping firm or start their own business. If you start your own landscaping business, you may need to prospect for clients, acquire licenses, and hire employees. You could pursue positions on either the administrative, design, or manual labor parts of a landscaping operation.

Advanced Degrees

Another option for Penn Foster's Career Diploma in Landscaping Technology program graduates is to pursue a bachelor's degree in a related field. A certificate in landscaping technology could be beneficial for a number of fields, such as architecture, design, or city planning. It could also be useful preparation for the construction or business industries. Degrees you could pursue include the following:

  • Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management