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:
Emphasis is placed on :
- plant propagation
- turf management
- plant identification
- diseases and pests of plants
- greenhouse and nursery plant culture
- landscape planning, maintenance, and construction.
For more information about course descriptions or required courses,
refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog.
According to information cited in the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook," Those interested in grounds maintenance occupations should find plentiful job opportunities in the future. Employment of grounds maintenance workers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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.(Visited 2016).
To learn more information about employment outlook and work environment in the Landscape Gardening field, go to
Gainful Employment Program Information
- Landscape Gardening - Diploma
- Landscape Gardening - General - Certificate
- Landscape Gardening - Installation and Maintenance - Certificate
- Landscape Gardening - Landscape Design - Certificate
- Landscape Gardening - Production - Certificate
- Landscape Gardening - Sustainable Edible - Certificate