Skill Award in Greenscape Maintenance Technology

This skill award program is designed to prepare students for entry-level and promotional positions in the public and private sectors of park and landscape maintenance. Job opportunities include:

  • public works maintenance worker,
  • arborist,
  • urban forester,
  • irrigation technician,
  • landscape and park maintenance worker positions.

Instruction in tree pruning and care, plant identification, plant installation, plant care and pruning, pest identification and control, basic irrigation, and water conservation and management is emphasized in the course work.

Required courses:
PUB 158Municipal and Urban Tree Care3
PUB 163Turf and Landscape Management3
WATR 162Water Use Efficiency I3
Total Units9

Skill Award Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Greenscape Maintenance Technology Skill Award will:

  1. Evaluate and analyze existing landscape and plan new greenscape installation as well as establish mow schedule, frequency of tree pruning, irrigation schedule, pest and weed abatement, fertilization schedule, and aeration to ensure cost savings and water conservation while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing landscape.