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 privacy, space for get-togethers, and recreational space, as well as improving the overall aesthetics of our property. In addition to serving the intended purpose, the space must be functional and efficiently maintained. This requires successful 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.
This course prepares landscape professionals to sit for the Landscape Industry Certified Installation Technician exam through the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). This certification exam allows individuals in the landscape industry to establish a personal performance benchmark that is recognized throughout the United States and Canada.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Landscape Training Manuals are available for purchase here.