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 expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2014. Expected growth in the construction of all types of buildings, from office buildings to shopping malls and residential housing, plus more highways and parks, will increase demand for grounds maintenance workers. " ((Visited 2006, Aug. 18)).
To learn more information about employment outlook and work environment in the Landscape Gardening field, go to