Landscape Design Certificate (LDC)


The Landscape Design Certificate is for students interested in learning landscape design skills, and is an excellent addition to the Landscape Horticulture major.

For students who already have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree (usually in business or horticulture), the Landscape Design Certificate meets the need for professional credentials in the field of landscape design.

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Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Be effective as sales/account representatives for clients
  • Design and manage sustainable landscape installations
  • Identify woody plants grown in the landscape
  • Manage irrigation and drainage issues
  • Write contracts and specifications for various projects

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$11/hr - $17/hr

Employment Outlook

Excellent. Green industry jobs are projected to increase significantly due to the advancement of new technologies. Graduate placement is extremely high as there are more existing opportunities than graduates. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of landscape architects and and grounds maintenance workers to grow by 13 percent through 2022.

Gainful Employment Data


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Landscape Design Certificate (LDC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
LH 105Horticulture Occupations 111
LH 110Horticulture Science 233
LH 120Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 223
LH 130Woody Plant Materials 153
LH 140Landscape Operations 233
LH 151Landscape Design 1 233
Semester 2  
LH 135Herbaceous Plant Materials 233
LH 155Computer-Aided Landscape Design 233
LH 160Irrigation Design, Installation, and Management 233
LH 165Landscape Construction 233
Semester 3  
LH 240Landscape Management 233
LH 252Landscape Design 2 233
LH 265Landscape Grading, Drainage, and Surveying 223
Total Credits:  243737

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Mark Deacon, MS
(513) 569-1644
Heather Augustine, MS, LEED Green Associate
(513) 569-1645
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