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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.
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.
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.
This program consists of eight instruction sets. Each instruction set includes one to four lessons.
Landscaping Technology Course Requirements
|Instruction Set 1|| Learning Strategies |
Introduction to Landscaping
|Instruction Set 2|| Plants and Their Health |
Soils and Fertilizers
Graded Project #1: Soil Sample
|Instruction Set 3|| Hand 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|
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|
|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
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.
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: