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
30–33
Catalog Year
2019-2020
Available Online
Yes

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Landscape Specialist program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

$33,625

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16-19
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
AAA115 or
CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success 0–3
Milestone: CCL in Landscape Aid completed upon completion of term 1

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during 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)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
6-9
AGL181 Landscape Construction Techniques Course offered in Fall only RC 3
AGL189 Landscape Design I Course offered in Fall only RC 3
AAA115 or
CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success 0–3

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during 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)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during 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)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during 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)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during 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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Disclaimer

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

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

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=135313).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019