Landscape Design Training Programs

Train to be a professional landscape artist, learn about gardening, plants, horticulture, soils, fertilizers, and how to operate a landscaping business.

Landscape Design Courses

Job opportunities for landscape architects are expected to grow faster than average between now and 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than half of landscape architects are employed by firms; 25 percent are hired by state and local governments, and the remaining 25 percent are self-employed. Average salaries are over $53,000, although no educational program can promise employment or a specific salary. Career training in the field is necessary for employment. Coursework typically required in these programs includes:

  • Surveying
  • Landscape design and construction
  • Urban and regional planning
  • History of landscape architecture
  • Plant and soil science
  • Geology
  • Design studio

Landscape Design Career Training

Besides a formal education, most states require licensure or registration. To become licensed, designers must pass an exam, as well as have the appropriate career training and a few years' experience. To kickstart your landscape design career, consider beginning with a distance learning program. You'll pick up the basics without disrupting your life--and take your first steps towards a lucrative landscape design career.

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