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    Landscaping Technician

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    Hours: 575
    Duration: 12 months

    Language: English
    Level: Beginner

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    Certification included

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    Program Description

    This Landscaping course provides the basic knowledge and industry information needed to be successful in the field of landscape design and architecture. Focusing on three areas of professional practice; design, contracting, and management, traditional topics such as design, plant installation, and pricing, as well as topics not found in most other resources, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety are discussed. Successful landscapers and lawn care professionals reveal their secrets to success in this $20 billion industry. With all the homes, business parks, apartment complexes, shopping malls and hospitals that need landscaping, you can tailor your services and create your dream job. Your business can range from the simple-mowing and edging lawns, raking leaves and clipping hedges-to applying chemicals and fertilizer, trimming and shaping trees, designing landscapes and more. Our landscaping course offers quality career training filled with a number of professional landscaping ideas and tips. The course even includes information on how to start a business. If you're interested in starting a new career, want to learn more about landscaping, or just want to spruce up your yard, then this course is for you!This program also provides students with the information and skills they need to succeed in their studies, including setting academic goals, managing time and financial resources to meet those goals, and developing an awareness of how they learn. With this program, students will focus on career planning, enhancing resume writing, and improving interviewing skills.

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to: • Identify concepts and methods for landscape design • Understand the principles of design • Define the elements involved in landscape contracting • Identify the elements involved in maintaining a landscape • List the basics of installing landscape plants • Be familiar with the basics for starting a lawn care or landscaping business

    Courses Included

    • Landscaping
    • Customer Service Survival Skills
    • Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs


    Landscaping Module 1 Landscape Design • Overview of the Landscape Industry • Evolving Landscape Industry • Principles of Design • Material Characteristics • Purpose of Drawing • The Tools and How They Work Landscaping Module 2 The Landscape Process • Importance of Lettering • Methods of Lettering • Graphic Materials and Techniques • Landscape Symbols • Design Sheet Layout • Graphic Media • Interviewing the Client • Diagrams and Drawings Within the Design Process Landscaping Module 3 The Principles of Design • Site Features and Characteristics • Reading the Terrain • Performing a Site Analysis • Plant Selection • Origins of Landscape Plants • Selecting the Proper Plant • Flower Beds and Flower Borders • Designing Flower Plantings Landscaping Module 4 Proposals • Hardscape • Walks, Drives, and Stepping Stones • Water Features • Outdoor Lighting • Enrichment • Pricing the Proposal • Estimates and Bids • Presenting the Proposal Landscaping Module 5 Landscape Contracting • Necessary Calculations • Sources of Data • Pit and Ball Calculations • Importance of Contracts • Specifications • Project Manuals • Sources of Specification Data • Staffing • Human Resources Landscaping Module 6 Landscape Installation • Safety in the Landscape Industry • Safe Practices at the Work Site • Tools of the Trade • Hand Tools • Equipment Maintenance • Storing Tools • Installing Landscape Plants • Methods of Installation • Mulching Landscaping Module 7 Lawn Construction • Selecting the Proper Grass • Turfgrass • Purchasing Grass Seed • Selecting the Method of Lawn Installation • Planning the Lawn • Calibrating the Spreader • Landscape Irrigation • Sprinkler Irrigation • Trickle Irrigation Landscaping Module 8 Landscape Maintenance • Sustained Care of Plantings • Pest Control • Maintenance of Flower Plantings • Pruning Trees and Shrubs • Plant Injuries and Their Causes • How Insects and Diseases are Spread • Symptoms of Injury • Weeds • Pesticides Landscaping Module 9 Maintaining Landscape Plants • Lawn Fertilization • Watering and Mowing the Lawn • Winter Injury • Reducing Winter Injury • Pricing Landscape Maintenance • Completed Cost Estimate Landscaping Module 10 Specialization in the Landscape Industry • Landscaping in the Age of Technology • Design Software • Principles of Xeriscaping • Interior Plantscaping • Light and Interior Plantings • Water Gardens • Planting and Installing Aquatics Customer Service Survival Skills Module 1 Understanding the Worst Case Scenarios • Understanding the Moment • Leaning into Criticism • Achieving Deep Acknowledgment • Cultural Intelligence vs Other Intercultural Approaches • Safe Way to Deliver Bad News Customer Service Survival Skills Module 2 Problem Solving and Putting into Action • Powerful Problem Solving • Reframing Your Message • Grounding an Angry Outburst • Immune to Intimidation • Wrap-Up Customer Service Survival Skills Module 3 Your Worst Customer Situations • You’re the Boss • Don’t You Know Who I am? • The Concert that Never Was • I’ll Be Suing You • Quelling a Social Media Firestorm Customer Service Survival Skills Module 4 Framing Your Response for a Resolution • Just Plain Terrible • Anger Management • Not So Smart • When Talking is Not Enough • Customer Crisis to Excellence Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) • Rules of Double-Entry Accounting • The Accounting Cycle • Relationship of Financial Statements • Financial Planning and Budgets • Calculating the Master Budget • The Cash Budget • Pro Forma Financial Statements • The Financing Plan • Evaluating New Ventures • Break-even Analysis • Return on Investment and Payback Period



    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.


    • Landscaping Principles & Practices

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Adobe PDF Reader


    Upon successful completion of our Landscaping course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the NALP national certification exam to become a Certified Lawn Care Technician. Certification allows you to possess best practices on turfgrass, weed, pest and disease identification, pest control strategies, economic impact and cultural practices, ability to read labels, guidelines and calculate the area to be treated, basic soil science and soil sampling, application techniques, environmental and weather impact on applied products, regulatory compliance, proper loading, accident procedures, report and spill management, vehicle and equipment maintenance, sales and customer communications. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.


    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.

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