Certificate in Greenscape Maintenance Technology

This certificate 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.

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Greenscape Maintenance Technology Certificate of Achievement 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.
Required courses:
PUB 158Municipal and Urban Tree Care3
PUB 163Turf and Landscape Management3
WATR 162Water Use Efficiency I3
Total Units9

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
PUB 163 Turf and Landscape Management 3
WATR 162 Water Use Efficiency I 3
Winter Term 1
PUB 158 Municipal and Urban Tree Care 3
 Total Units9

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.