Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Landscape Gardening

Landscape Gardening

The Landscape Gardening curriculum at CCC&TI emphasizes intensive, practical, hands-on training in applied horticulture to reinforce classroom lecture on theory and technique.

The program prepares graduates for employment opportunities in applied horticulture related to landscape development and maintenance for residential and commercial operations. Graduates also should be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator's Examination and the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

CCC&TI offers several different educational programs in this area:

A Landscaped Garden

For more information about course descriptions or required courses, refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog.

Emphasis is placed on:

  • arboriculture
  • diseases and pests of plants
  • greenhouse and nursery plant culture
  • landscape planning, maintenance, and construction.
  • plant identification
  • plant propagation
  • turf management

Career Information

The DOL's Occupational Outlook Handbook states, "Employment of grounds maintenance workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. More workers will be needed to keep up with increasing demand for lawn care and landscaping services from large institutions and individual homeowners. Job prospects should be very good."

To learn more information about employment outlook and work environment in the Landscape Gardening field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following programs:

Career Coach logo Associate Degree in Landscape Gardening

Career Coach logo Diploma in Landscape Gardening

Career Coach logo Certificate: Landscape Gardening - General

Career Coach logo Certificate: Landscape Gardening - Production

Career Coach logo Certificate: Landscape Gardening - Landscape Design

Additional career information is available at:

Gainful Employment Program Information

There are no additional costs for this program outside of tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

Caldwell Cultivates

Check out our Landscape Gardening Show, "Caldwell Cultivates" featuring CCC&TI Landscape Gardening Instructors. Get some great landscaping tips, get a look at CCC&TI's beautiful campus and the Landscape Gardening Greenhouse and get an idea of what it's like to be a landscaping professional.


Program Information

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Debbie Mitchell
Director, Landscape Gardening / Instructor, Biology

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Caldwell - E - 362
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