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Landscape Design

Landscape Design Certificate

Artistic Landscape Enhancements

Everyone appreciates a beautiful landscape. For weekend gardeners and landscape professionals, this course will teach the principles and elements of stunning, artistic landscapes. By developing a firm understanding of these concepts, participants in this highly interactive course will be able to approach dated landscapes and easily identify enhancements to maximize their home’s curb appeal.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Describe what makes a landscape beautiful.
  • Explain what steps can leverage this knowledge to enhance dated sites.
  • Map and manage the impact of shade in the landscape.
  • Apply landscape industry best practices for installing enhancements.
  • Manage drainage and rectify erosion issues.
Section: ARTISTICLAND (13APR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 13, 2019 End Date: Apr 13, 2019 Tuition: $95.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Jonathan Christopher Williams Register

Estimating and Proposing Landscape Enhancements

Offering landscape upgrades such as plant, stone and drainage system installation to your customers can be a lucrative endeavor for your landscape business. Designing and installing these enhancements can be challenging and there is nothing more disheartening than doing so at a financial loss. Intended for landscape designers and installation professionals, this class will provide you with the information you need to successfully propose landscape enhancements. Learn the meaning of margin and mark-up and the industry’s best techniques and formulas for estimating landscape upgrades for a profit!

After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Define the difference between gross margin and markup.
  • Calculate material and labor cost for a typical landscape installation project.
  • Accurately estimate and propose landscape enhancements for a desired profit margin.
Section: ESTIMATELAND (13APR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 13, 2019 End Date: Apr 13, 2019 Tuition: $95.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Jonathan Christopher Williams Register

Landscape Design Certificate

Jump start your design skills by learning from working professionals who share what they have learned from more than four decades of designing and installing award-winning home landscapes.
  • Be able to create professional-grade landscape design plans—from start to finish.
  • Upgrade and enhance your existing landscaping skills to advanced levels of expertise.
  • Build your portfolio and resume with our unique content and projects, designed to improve your credentials.

Intended for hobbyists and amateur landscape designers alike, our program will provide both foundational and cutting-edge concepts and techniques for creating functional, crowd-pleasing landscape plans for any type of budget.

Students needing assistance can meet with instructors during the office hours offered directly before certain class days. Office hours are not mandatory, only classroom sessions are required for certificate completion.
Section: LANDSCAPEDESIGN (26JAN19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jan 26, 2019 End Date: Apr 18, 2019 Tuition: $1,695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Holly Brooks; Eric King Register
Section: LANDSCAPEDESIGN (27APR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 27, 2019 End Date: Jul 10, 2019 Tuition: $1,695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Jonathan Christopher Williams Register