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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.


Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Landscape Design Certificate (LDC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
LH 105 Horticulture Occupations 1 1 1
LH 110 Horticulture Science 2 3 3
LH 120 Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 2 2 3
LH 130 Woody Plant Materials 1 5 3
LH 140 Landscape Operations 2 3 3
LH 151 Landscape Design 1 2 3 3
Semester 2      
LH 135 Herbaceous Plant Materials 2 3 3
LH 155 Computer-Aided Landscape Design 2 3 3
LH 160 Irrigation Design, Installation, and Management 2 3 3
LH 165 Landscape Construction 2 3 3
Semester 3      
LH 240 Landscape Management 2 3 3
LH 252 Landscape Design 2 2 3 3
LH 265 Landscape Grading, Drainage, and Surveying 2 2 3
Total Credits:   24 37 37

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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