NALP Professional Landscape Technician Training

Course Descriptions

AGBB 1021 – Landscape Training Course for Irrigation Technicians

Technology has revolutionized the way irrigation systems are designed, installed, and maintained. Water conservation and water quality are consistently at the forefront of discussions and governmental regulations. Irrigation contractors have adopted their work quickly and effectively to use new tools and technology to help conserve water resources and protect water quality.

In this course, you will learn the irrigation concepts, planning, water management, major components of an irrigation system, as well as general maintenance, safety and troubleshooting procedures.

Course modules are listed below:

  • Module 1: First Aid and Safety
  • Module 2: Landscape Plan Reading & Calculations
  • Module 4: Irrigation Concepts
  • Module 3: Irrigation Plan Reading
  • Module 5: Irrigation System Components & Maintenance
  • Module 6: Wiring and Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Module 7: Landscape Equipment Safety
  • Module 8: Water Management
  • Module 9: Plants
  • Module 10: Turf Installation
AGBB 1022 – Landscape Training Course for Installation Technicians

As our population grows and becomes more urbanized, there is an increasing need for landscape professionals to create organized, useful, and attractive outdoor spaces. Landscaped areas serve many purposes by offering space for get-togethers, recreational space, as well as improving the overall aesthetic quality of properties. The space must also be functional and efficiently maintained. This requires landscape installation technicians to have knowledge and expertise from several specialized disciplines.

In this course, you will learn about incorporating hardscapes (walkways, patios, arbors, walls, etc…) and specialty landscape features, such as water features, into landscape design, selecting the right plants (texture, size, shape, color), and the roles that surveying, cartography, mapping and engineering play in the design process. Safety and first aid, irrigation, and the use of motorized equipment in landscape construction will also be covered.

Course modules are listed below:

  • Module 1: First Aid and Safety
  • Module 2: Landscape Plan Reading & Calculations
  • Module 3: Surveying, Grading, and Drainage
  • Module 4: Hardscapes
  • Module 5: Specialty Features
  • Module 6: Plants and Planting
  • Module 7: Edger Installation
  • Module 8: Turf Installation
  • Module 9: Landscape Equipment Safety & Maintenance
  • Module 10: Irrigation System Components
AGBB 1023 – Landscape Training Course for Maintenance Technicians

Environmental factors make it necessary to adjust maintenance priorities to the needs of the landscape. Maintenance requirements must reflect a commitment to protecting the increasing value of property. Other considerations like wear and tear, design flaws, and environmental issues will also impact maintenance requirements.

Landscape maintenance professionals are required to manage a host of these challenges. This requires wide-ranging skills that include equipment operation, pest and disease identification and treatment, competency in applying fertilizer and pesticides, and the ability to care for a variety of plant materials.

Course modules are listed below:

  • Module 1: First Aid and Safety
  • Module 2: Landscape Plan Reading & Calculations
  • Module 4: Turf Maintenance
  • Module 3: Turf Installation
  • Module 5: Pest Management
  • Module 6: Plants and Planting
  • Module 7: Tree and Shrub Maintenance
  • Module 8: Turf Equipment Safety & Maintenance
  • Module 9: Landscape Equipment Safety & Maintenance
  • Module 10: Irrigation System Components
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