Landscaping Industry Certified Technician – Exterior

Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a language score of 8 and math score of 8 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

Landscape technicians, also known as greenskeepers, landscape workers, groundskeepers (athletic fields, recreation) or grounds maintenance workers, are responsible for the care and upkeep of outdoor spaces such as gardens, yards, parks or golf courses. As a landscape technician, you may also tend to indoor facilities with outdoor vegetation, such as gardens or greenhouses. You will learn about different types of plants and flowers, common landscaping tools and machines, and techniques in green irrigation and landscape design. This course will focus on maintenance and installation of landscapes. Earn a national industry credential through PLANET, which is administered through NJ Landscape Contractors Association at an offsite location. Includes choice of one exam, books and supplies.

Instruction will include the following courses:

  • MS Word 10 & Excel 10
  • Professional Development
  • Basic Math
  • OSHA
  • Autocad
  • Softscape Installation
  • Hardscape Installation
  • Turf Maintenance
  • Ornamental Maintenance
  • Hands-on Lab

CGRN-502 (275 Hours)
Fee: $3,000 (Tuition $1,000, Materials $900, Lab $1,100)

  • Contact Jean McAlister at (609) 343-5688 for scheduling information.