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LANDSCAPING

RENEWABLE RESOURCES AND ENERGY

Responsible for cultivating the landscaping and grounds surrounding private and public facilities and residences. This can including mowing the lawn either by hand or using a riding lawnmower, trimming and edging around walkways, flower beds, and walls, or by beautifying the land by planting flowers, grass, shrubs, and bushes. *Landscaping is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships.   

Career Details

Skills

Students in Landscaping are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Planting and maintaining ornamental plants, trees, and shrubs
  • Maintaining grounds of property using hand or power tools and equipment
  • Operating vehicles and powered equipment including mowers, tractors, and twin-axle vehicles
  • Determining the most effective pesticides to use based on soil and pest types
  • Properly diagnosing diseases in plants and treating those accordingly

Career Options

Most Landscaping graduates go to work as groundskeepers, outdoor maintenance workers, or gardeners. Landscapers can focus on the exterior or ornamental landscaping or specifically on lawn care. Landscaping is very physical work, and the hours change based on the season. Although many landscapers work full time, some work part time.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Comply with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements.
  • Complete six months’ full-time work experience in addition to training.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Register with the state regulatory authority.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
  • Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Renewable Resources and Energy training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:

  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  • Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)

Landscaping Numbers to Know

$23K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Independence
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Physical endurance
Steady hands and fingers
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Independence
Integrity
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Stress tolerance
Communication skills
Honesty
Organizational skills
Persistence
Physical strength
Quick decision-making skills
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Professionalism
Teamwork
Attention to detail
Communication skills
Dependability
Integrity
Stress tolerance