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View Landscape Technology AAS (G): 328
View  Landscape Technology Certificate (G): 140


Landscape Technology AAS (G): 328

This program provides the student with a comprehensive mixture of academic and practical training in the field of ornamental horticulture. The flexible curriculum can accommodate career interests in either landscape contracting or design. Students will learn to design and draft landscape plans; install, construct, and maintain landscapes; and identify, select, and plant woody and herbaceous plants.

Career opportunities include positions as landscape supervisors, nursery managers, landscape contractors, and landscape designers. This program will also serve to expand the knowledge and skills of persons already working in the profession and give the student enough knowledge and experience to establish a private landscape, grounds maintenance, nursery, or greenhouse business.

Courses include those general subjects required for graduation (General Education foundation and distribution requirements); those necessary for acquiring landscaping fundamentals (core requirements); and those that reinforce the student’s area of interest (landscape contracting or landscape design). This program is approved by the Landscape Contractors Association.

First Semester
BIOL 101 General Biology (NSLD)
OR
LNTP 100
Introduction to Plant Sciences (NSLD)  4
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing * 3
LNTP 105
Introduction to Landscape Technology
2
LNTP 253
Plant Material I
3
 Mathematics foundation
3
Second Semester
CMAP  120
Introduction to Computer Applications 3
LNTP 254 Plant Materials II 3
LNTP electives † 6
English foundation 3
Third Semester
BSAD 101 Introduction to Business
OR
MGMT 101 Principles of Management
3
Arts of humanities distribution 3
Health foundation 1-3
 Speech foundation
3
 LNTP elective†
6
Fourth Semester
CHEM 131 Principles of Chemistry  (NSND)
OR
Natural sciences distribution 3-4
LNTP 258 Landscape Management 3
LNTP280
Landscape Technology Internship 2
Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
 LNTP elective†
 3
Total Credit Hours 60-63

*  ENGL 101 if needed for ENGL 102/103 or general elective.

†  Please consult a landscape technology adviser before selecting these courses.

Program Outcomes for the Landscape Technology AAS Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Design, draft, and implement landscape plans.
  • Install, construct, and maintain landscapes.
  • Identify common plants in Maryland landscapes.


Landscape Technology Certificate (G): 140

Gainful Employment Information for the Landscape Technology Certificate

This curriculum provides training, skills, and technical knowledge for landscape industry employees or allows students to obtain positions in the field of ornamental horticulture. Students may train in either landscape contracting or landscape design. Students may enter the job market immediately upon completion of the curriculum or apply earned credits toward an A.A.S. in landscape technology.

Selected courses in this curriculum have been approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture to prepare the horticultural professional for pesticide application certification in Category III (Turf and Ornamentals). These courses include LNTP 258, LNTP 190, LNTP 215, LNTP 222. For more information contact the landscape technology adviser or the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Landscape Technology Core Requirements (16 credit hours)
BSAD 101 Introduction to Business
                                                      OR
MGMT101 Principles of Management 3
LNTP  101 Introduction to Landscape Technology 2
LNTP  253 Plant Materials I 3
LNTP  254 Plant Materials II 3
LNTP  118 Landscape Management 3
LNTP  280 Landscape Technology Internship 2
Electives (Select 15 credits) *
Landscape Contracting Courses
LNTP 244 Herbaceous Plant Materials 3
LNTP 115 Water Garden Management 2
LNTP 135 Landscape Technologies for Stormwater Maintenance 1
LNTP 150 Introduction to Arboriculture 1
LNTP 190 Pesticide Use and Safety 2
LNTP 204 Landscape Construction Methods and Estimating 3
LNTP 215 Pest Management
3
LNTP 222

Turfgrass Management

3
LNTP 271  Plant Propagation and Production
3
Sustainable Landscape Design Courses
LNTP 115 Water Garden Management
3
LNTP 135 Landscape Technologies for Stormwater Maintenance
2
LNTP 145 Creating Gardens in a Digital Age
3
LNTP 161 Landscape Graphics 3
LNTP 162 Landscape Design 1
LNTP 204 Landscape Construction Methods and Estimating
2
LNTP 244 Herbaceous Plant Materials
3
Total credit hours 31

*  Please consult a landscape technology adviser before selecting these courses.

Program Outcomes for the Landscape Technology Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Describe the basic morphology and anatomy of a woody plant.
  • Describe  the key factors that influence plant growth and seed germination.
  • Identify and correct common nutritional and abiotic problems found in the landscape.
  • Describe the major types of pruning and training used on plant material.
  • Design, draft, and implement landscape plans.
  • Install, construct, and maintain landscapes.
  • Identify over 200 woody and herbaceous plants.
  • Identify over 50 common landscape and lawn weeds

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Courses in italics meet General Education requirements
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