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Landscape Technology Certificate

Plants in the MC greenhouse

Whether you're already employed in a field like landscaping, horticulture, food production, or environmental management or are interested in beginning your career, our flexible certificate program will set you on the right path.

Special topic courses in the curriculum focus on sustainable and organic food production and environmental management and sustainability. Selected courses have been approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture to prepare horticultural professionals for pesticide application certification in Category III (Turf and Ornamentals), Category V (Aquatic) and Category VI (Right of Way and Weed).  For more information, contact the Landscape Technology advisor.

Upon completion of the certificate students will be eligible to earn the Maryland Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) certificate from the Maryland Nursery, Landscape, Greenhouse Association (MNLGA).

Credits earned toward this certificate may be applied to the landscape technology AAS degree

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. The program advising guide outlines the certificate requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.


Graduates will be prepared for employment opportunities in sustainable landscape operations, public and private gardens, landscape design and construction, grounds management, turf management, nurseries, environmental and stormwater management. 



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