Certificate of Completion in Landscape Specialist

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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Landscape Specialist program emphasizes the technology of production and management. The program is designed to prepare students to become employed in nurseries or landscape construction and maintenance industry as technicians, supervisors, managers, or owners. In addition the program prepares students for jobs with government agencies or other agencies involved with the technical phases of the Landscape Horticulture industry.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Landscape Specialist (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5073
Total Credits Required
30
Available Online
Yes

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers $36,820
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

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
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16
AGL181 Landscape Construction Techniques Course offered in Fall only RC 3
AGL189 Landscape Design I Course offered in Fall only RC 3
AGS164 Plant Growth and Development RC 4
AGS183 Urban Plant Identification And Use Course offered in Fall only RC 3
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry RC 3
Milestone: CCL in Landscape Aid completed upon completion of term 1

Spring Semester (Term 2)

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
14
AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations Online format only RC 3
AGB130 Establishing And Running An Agribusiness Course offered in Spring only RC 3
AGS260 Soils AGS260 is offered in the Spring only and meets the Natural Sciences area RC 4
AGS268 Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment Course offered in Spring only RC 4

Fall Semester (Term 1)

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
6
AGL181 Landscape Construction Techniques Course offered in Fall only RC 3
AGL189 Landscape Design I Course offered in Fall only RC 3

Spring Semester (Term 2)

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
7
AGS164 Plant Growth and Development RC 4
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry RC 3

Fall Semester (Term 3)

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
6
AGS183 Urban Plant Identification And Use Course offered in Fall only RC 3
AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations Online format only RC 3
Milestone: CCL in Landscape Aid completed upon completion of term 3

Spring Semester (Term 4)

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
7
AGB130 Establishing And Running An Agribusiness Course offered in Spring only RC 3
AGS268 Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment Course offered in Spring only RC 4

Fall Semester (Term 5)

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
4
AGS260 Soils AGS260 is offered in the Spring only and meets the Natural Sciences area RC 4

Note

Courses in Term 1 are the requirements for the CCL Landscape Aide (5069) which is part of the Landscape Specialist certificate. 

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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

Disclaimer

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

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 Specialist (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=108039).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.