Landscaping II (8039/36 weeks) Course Description
|Suggested Grade Levels:||11–12|
Landscaping II offers skilled workers satisfying career opportunities in varying work environments. The expanding and ever-evolving green industry requires skilled workers for high-demand occupations that offer educational and leadership opportunities. This course focuses on preparing students for entry-level employment in the landscaping industry through hands-on experiences, to include landscape design, installation, and maintenance, incorporating technology, plant and soil science, and utilizing landscaping tools, equipment, and machinery. Participation in FFA Career Development Events (CDEs), Leadership Development Events (LDEs), and Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs) is strongly encouraged.
As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
- Environmental Service Systems
- Plant Systems
Upon completion of the course
- Certified Grounds Technician Test
- Certified Turfgrass Professional Examination
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Customer Service Examination
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- Horticulture-Landscaping Assessment
- Landscape Management Certification Examination
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Urban Forestry Certification Test
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.