Build Your Future in Landscape and Design Management
This program is for those wishing to make their careers designing or maintaining landscapes. The curriculum consists of the specialized knowledge regarding plant selection, usage, pruning, pest control, landscape construction and landscape management. Landscape designers, or landscape architects, spend their days designing and creating aesthetically appealing and functional outdoor areas. You may work on single homes, residential complexes, parks or business complexes. Typically, you’ll consider local climates, pre-existing structures, drainage and terrain. Through this observation, you’ll take a client’s wants into consideration and design walkways, gardens, fountains, ponds and other outdoor features.
The Landscape Irrigation program is for those who wish to obtain the specialized knowledge and skills needed to design, install, maintain, and manage large and small scale landscape irrigation systems. Upon program completion, the student will be able to apply horticultural concepts to real-world problems and solutions.
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.
WHAT ARE THE JOBS AND HOW MUCH DO THEY PAY?
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
• Landscape Specialist
• Landscape Technician
• Farm Manager
• Garden Center Manager
• Greenhouse Manager
• Harvesting Manager
• Nursery Manager
• Chemical Applicator
• Integrated Pest Management Technician (IPM Technician)
• Lawn Specialist
• Lawn Technician
• Licensed Pesticide Applicator
• Pest Control Technician
WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK IN CALIFORNIA?
Employment of landscape architects is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
The need for planning and developing new and existing landscapes for commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects is expected to drive employment growth. In addition, environmental concerns and increased demand for sustainably designed buildings and open spaces should spur demand for the services of landscape architects. For example, landscape architects are involved in the design of green roofs, which are covered with vegetation and help reduce air and water pollution, as well as reduce the costs of heating and cooling a building.
Landscape architects are also expected to be needed to design plans to manage storm-water runoff in order to conserve water resources and avoid polluting waterways. This is especially useful in areas prone to drought.
Average Salary in this Field
$121,470 Per Year
Careers in this Field
Garden Center Manager
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