Ecological Landscaper, Short-Term Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code #7192

Effective May 2022

Division of Science and Mathematics

This program provides the basic training needed to begin a career in ecological landscaping. Students gain skills and knowledge in plant and soil science, exterior and interior landscape design, permaculture design, and small business creation. This certificate will give students a distinct advantage when applying for jobs in landscaping and the horticulture industry.  There is a need for skilled employees with a sustainability mindset.  This certificate is stackable into the AAS in Sustainable Agriculture. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by LCCC’s University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
SAGR 105 INTRODUCTION TO LIVING LANDSCAPES 2 3
SAGR 112 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 2 3
SDEV 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE LCCC COMMUNITY 1 1
 Hours7
Spring Semester
SAGR 106 SOIL MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION 2 3
SAGR 113 PLANT PROPAGATION 2 2
 Hours5
Summer Semester
SAGR 117 PERMACULTURE DESIGN: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS 2 5
 Hours5
 Total Hours17
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A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

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This course offers an opportunity for experiential learning.

Program Contact(s):

Ruby Beil
440-366-7222
rbeil@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.

More program information can be found on our website.

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of techniques, tools and technical skills, needed in ecological landscaping.

2.  Work productively and collaboratively in a  greenhouse environment, as an individual, a member of a problem-solving team, and a social network builder within the landscape design community.

3. Apply entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to explore new landscaping enterprises within the local economy.