LS11 Landscape Specialist, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
Minimum Length of Program: 2 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 17

Program Description

The Landscape Specialist certificate prepares graduates with fundamental skills for positions in landscape management, grounds keeping, and landscape installation. The key concepts include plant identification, plant care, pruning techniques, basic lawn care, pest management, equipment safety, and knowledge of associated fertilizers and chemicals.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED are NOT required

If learning support courses are required based on Compass test scores, then learning support courses must be completed concurrent or prior to enrollment in occupational courses.

Students may enroll in occupational courses upon receiving provisional or regular admission status.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

Pruners, personal protection equipment (work boots, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves) $125

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

*Completion time: two terms (Full time schedule is not available for this program due to the seasonal requirements for certain courses.)

Contact Us

Dr. Bethany Harris, Program Coordinator/Instructor


Phone: (770) 412-5731

Program Courses

First Term

HORT 1000Horticulture Science


HORT 1010Woody Ornamental Plant Identification


Second Term

HORT 1080Pest Management


HORT 1070Landscape Installation


HORT 1120Landscape Management