Landscape Entrepreneurship

Landscape Technology

Landscape Entrepreneurship certificate program is to assist students in developing and preparing for job in the landscape industry. Courses are designed to develop:

  • Successful operator
  • Landscape construction
  • CAD
  • Plants and trees
  • Communication
  • Documentation

The Landscape Entrepreneurship certificate introduces skills necessary to be a successful operator in the landscape and grounds industry. Students learn about trees, shrubs, turf, landscape construction, CAD design as well as client communication skills and proper documentation.


No prerequisites for the course in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Implement design theories into practical landscapes
  • Express design ideas utilizing paper or CAD
  • Build retaining walls, patios, and other landscape features
  • Demonstrate customer relationship skills
  • Employ skills to operate a landscape business

Program Sequence

Course Number
 Course Title
 LNSC 1225
 Landscape Design
 LNSC 1231
 Introduction to Landscape Management
 LNSC 1250
 Retaining Wall & Surface Design & Construction
 LNSC 1260
 Landscape Design CAD
 LNSC 1330
 Trees and Shrubs
 TOTAL    16

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

Transfer Opportunities

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Industry Information

Each year the landscape industry hires 300,000 men and women for careers that positively impact families, their communities, and the environment. The majority of the landscaping industry is driven by small business owners, with the industry as a whole growing by approximately 10 percent annually.  Those who love the outdoors, have a passion for working with others, and enjoy seeing quick results will appreciate a career in the landscape industry.

Overall the landscape industry includes people who design and construct landscapes as well as those who maintain them.  Skills implemented may include, but are not limited to, building patios, retaining walls, water features, tree and shrub plantings, CAD design, property maintenance, snow removal, irrigation, athletic fields, and golf course maintenance.


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Travis Gienger

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Start Dates

Fall: August
Spring: January


Travis Gienger

Enrollment Services

“The best part about our learning community in the Horticulture program at Anoka Technical College is watching students gain the confidence and ability they need to succeed outside our walls.”