Landscape Technology Degree

Associate of Applied Science
MC landscaping students working in greenhouse

This program provides a comprehensive mixture of academic and practical training in the field of ornamental horticulture. The flexible curriculum can accommodate career interests in either landscape contracting or design.

Students will learn to design and draft landscape plans; install, construct, and maintain landscapes; and identify, select, and plant woody and herbaceous plants.

Courses include general education requirements, those necessary for acquiring landscaping fundamentals, and those that reinforce the student’s area of interest in landscape contracting or landscape design. This program is approved by the Landscape Contractors Association.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Design, draft, and implement landscape plans.
  • Install, construct, and maintain landscapes.
  • Identify common plants in Maryland landscapes.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer. See all transfer agreements

Careers

Career opportunities include positions as landscape supervisors, nursery managers, landscape contractors, and landscape designers. This program will also serve to expand the knowledge and skills of persons already working in the profession and give the student enough knowledge and experience to establish a private landscape, grounds maintenance, nursery, or greenhouse business.

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Curriculum

Suggested Course Sequence: Landscape Technology

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows.

All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.

All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.


Suggested Course Sequence


All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


  • LNTP 254 - Plant Materials II  3 semester hours
  • English foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
  • LNTP elective 3 semester hours
  • LNTP elective 3 semester hours

Third Semester


Fourth Semester


  • LNTP 280 - Landscape Technology Internship  2 semester hours
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)
  • LNTP elective (200 level) 3 semester hours
  • LNTP or general elective 3 semester hours
  • LNTP elective 1 semester hour

* ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or elective.

‡ Please consult a landscape technology adviser to choose LNTP electives.


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