Landscape Specialist (Certificate)

Program Description

The Landscape Specialist certificate prepares graduates with fundamental skills for positions in landscape management, grounds keeping, and landscape installation. The key concepts include plant identification, plant care, pruning techniques, basic lawn care, pest management, equipment safety, and knowledge of associated fertilizers and chemicals.

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Major Code: LS11
  • Award Level: TCC
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 17
Related Programs:
  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements


Completion of the Compass test is required with minimum scores of reading 70, English 32, and mathematics 26. If learning support courses are required based on Compass test scores, then learning support courses must be completed concurrent or prior to enrollment in occupational courses.


Students may enroll in occupational courses upon receiving provisional or regular admission status.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

Pruners, personal protection equipment (work boots, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves) $125

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

*Completion time: two terms (Full time schedule is not available for this program due to the seasonal requirements for certain courses.)

Program Courses Credits
First Term (offered in the fall)
HORT 1000—Horticulture Science 3
HORT 1010—Woody Ornamental Plant Identification 3
Second Term (offered in the spring)
HORT 1080—Pest Management 3
HORT 1070—Landscape Installation 4
HORT 1120—Landscape Management 4

Program Advisor
Brian Morris
Griffin Campus

Career and Academic Planning
CAP Center
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107