: 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 landscaping 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!
After completing this course, you should be able to:
• Identify concepts and methods for landscape design
• Comprehend the principles of design
• Define the elements involved in landscape contracting
• Identify the elements involved in maintaining a landscape
• Comprehend the basics for starting a lawn care or landscaping business
The program also includes discussions on stress management and career development. Throughout, students will apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and evaluate situations. The skills students learn from this program will be essential to student success not only in the academic context, but will also carry over to any professional undertakings thereafter.
This course focuses on career planning, enhancing resume writing, and improving interviewing skills for those seeking employment.
Part One of the course, "Tailoring Resumes and Cover Letters for a Perfect Fit," will help learners craft a resume that is targeted, elegant, and effective. Part Two, "Interviewing Skills: Make the Right Impression," focuses on the preparation job candidates need in advance of an interview, and on the five stages of the interview process. Part Three, "Interviewing Skills: Ace Those Tough Questions," helps learners formulate winning answers to difficult interview questions before they walk into the interviewing room.Instructor Description
: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification
: 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.
This program includes all of the materials required for completion. The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
• Landscaping Principles & Practices by Jack E. Ingels
• Start Your Own Lawn care or Landscaping Business by Eileen Sandlin