Career Diploma - Landscape Design
Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Landscape Design program is intended to prepare students to do work enhancing nature's beauty. Learn more about Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Landscape Design here.
Official Program Name:
Career Diploma in Landscape Design
About Ashworth College:
Ashworth College offers flexible learning options, including online learning, which allow students to integrate their education into existing family and work responsibilities. The college offers student referral bonuses, alumni savings, military benefits, employer tuition reimbursement, family savings plans, and an interest-free monthly payment program.
Students interested in enrolling in Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Landscape Design program should possess an artistic sense. They should also have a love of the outdoors. Applicants to Ashworth College should be at least 17 years old.
Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Landscape Design program is designed to teach students about balance, proportion, unity, and lighting. Students have the opportunity to learn how to draw and present their ideas and blend flowers and shrubs in their designs. This program is also intended to teach graphic techniques, site analysis, plant selection, landscape irrigation, customer service, human resources, and how to start a business. Ashworth College provides students in this program with an illustrated lesson book, study guides, a landscape design workbook, a starter set of drawing tools, career search guide, and time management guide.
Required Courses for a Career Diploma in Landscape Design:
Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashworth College to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
- The Landscape Industry and You
- Lettering and Drawing Tools
- Graphic Techniques
- Site Analysis and the Design Process
- The Outdoor Room
- Plant Selection and Flowers
- Xeriscaping and Landscape Enrichment
- Using Computers and Pricing a Design
- Landscape Calculations
- Contracts and Specifications
- Installing Plants and Grass
- Landscape Irrigation
- Interior Plantscaping
- Maintaining Plants and Lawns
- Pricing, Maintenance, and Customer Service
- Human Resources and Safety
- Starting Your Own Business
Furthering Your Education:
Graduates of Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Landscape Design program might be interested in continuing their studies by pursuing an associate's degree in landscaping. This could increase their knowledge of landscaping and prepare them for advancement in the landscaping field.
Associate's degree options include but are not limited to:
- Associate in Architecture and Landscape Design
- Associate in Horticulture and Landscape Design
- Associate in Landscaping and Groundskeeping
- Associate in Landscape Design
Students who complete the Career Diploma in Landscape Design program at Ashworth College might be able to pursue entry-level employment in the landscaping industry. Their work could include meeting with clients, evaluating the natural features of a site, drawing plans, budgeting materials, working with crews and suppliers, selecting plants, or planning hardscapes. They could do commercial or residential design. Graduates might also be able to start their own landscaping business.
Entry-level positions that students could pursue include:
- Landscape architect
- Landscape designer
- Landscape specialist
Ashworth College does not guarantee employment. Students are responsible for contacting their state about current certification requirements.
Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates
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