Certificate of Completion in Landscape Aide

Landscape Horticulture

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Landscape Aide

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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Landscape Aide program emphasizes the basic skills of Plant Science and Plant Identification, incorporating these skills into the practical study of Landscape Design and Construction. The program is designed to prepare students to become employed as technicians, salespeople and supervisors in nurseries or landscape design/build firms. Students may continue their studies with the Landscape Specialist CCL. In addition, the program prepares students for jobs with government agencies or other agencies involved with the technical phases of the Landscape Horticulture industry.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.

When to Start Taking Classes

It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.

Fall Semester (Term 1)

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC AGL181 Landscape Construction Techniques Course offered in Fall only 3
RC AGL189 Landscape Design I Course offered in Fall only 3
RC AGS164 Plant Growth and Development 4
RC AGS183 Urban Plant Identification And Use Course offered in Fall only 3
RC CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry 3


The Certificate in Landscape Aide is designed for students to begin and complete the requirements in one Fall semester.

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Program Information

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Landscape Aide (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=108038).