Career Options

  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscape Installer
  • Landscape Maintenance Technician
  • Landscaping Supervisor
  • Garden Designer

Career Profile

Landscape professionals:

  • Spend a lot of time working outdoors.
  • Apply planting and maintenance practices to lawns, trees and shrubs during the course of a year.
  • Apply concepts of landscape design, construction, and installation of residential and small commercial projects.
  • Diagnose causes of plant problems.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team.
landscape designer in a gardening store

Available Certificates and Degrees

Certificate of Achievement, Landscape and Garden Design – 18 credits

  • Time to Complete: Can be done in 2 semesters.
  • Estimated Cost: $936 in tuition and fees; $200 in books & supplies.

Certificate of Achievement, Landscape, Organic Farm and Garden – 18 credits

  • Time to Complete: Can be done in 2 semesters.
  • Estimated Cost: $936 in tuition and fees; $200 in books & supplies.

Certificate of Achievement, Landscape, Organic Farm and Garden Production – 18 credits

  • Time to Complete: Can be done in 2 semesters.
  • Estimated Cost: $936 in tuition and fees; $200 in books & supplies.

Why College of Marin?

  • Learn on-site in an amazing setting: COM has its own production garden, the Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden – where you can learn commercial practices.
  • High-Quality Instruction for High Wage Industries: CTE programs at College of Marin prepare students for high-wage and high-demand careers at a fraction of the expense of private programs. Our graduates enter the workforce with  comprehensive work skills and the ability to be innovative critical thinkers. Our instructors are highly experienced industry professionals recognized as experts in their respective fields who understand their industry’s needs and trends.
  • Affordable and Accessible: College of Marin classes are open to all and cost only $46 per unit for California residents. Financial aid and student support services are available to those who qualify. Class meeting times and locations are convenient to the working student’s schedule.
  • Small Class Size: Most classes have 10-22 students. This low student-to-teacher ratio allows instructors to work individually with students as needed while covering material in-depth.

 

CAREER INSIGHT

Environmental landscaping is about creating environments that function practically and in harmony with nature by growing plants, establishing organic farms, designing spaces, and installing landscapes.

The courses are designed to meet the needs of both the home or professional landscaper, farmer, or gardener. The field is appealing to those wanting to work in outdoor occupations, as well as those who like to work with high-tech equipment.

READY TO GET STARTED?

  • Enroll Now at marin.edu
  • Questions: Contact Counseling

    • (415) 485-9432
    • (415) 485-9430

Environmental Landscaping Dept.

Main number (415) 457-8811 x8200

Full-time Staff
Fernando Agudelo-Silva, Paul da Silva, Arron Wilder

Part-time Staff
Robert Hornback, Glenn Keator

Gainful Employment
For more information about College of Marin graduation and completion rates, the median debt of students who have completed our programs, and other important gainful employment information, please visit www1.marin.edu/gainful-employment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does it take to earn the certificate?

You can complete one of the three Certificates of Achievement in 2 semesters.

Are there any pre-requisites?

No, there are no requirements or prerequisites.

How do I get started?

To get started, you need to enroll at College of Marin and should meet with a career counselor (who can help you with planning your education, direct you to financial alternatives, and more!)