Landscape Contracting

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The Landscape Contracting program is for students wanting to specialize in landscape design, landscape management and contracting.

What Will I Learn? 

Students in the landscape contracting program will have involvement in constructing, establishing, and maintaining landscapes from small residential projects to large commercial and industrial projects, as well as producing plans for small-scale residential and commercial sites. Students are also educated in areas such as graphics, surveying, soils, turfgrass management, weed and pest management and in business operations. 

What is Unique About Our Program? 

The Landscape Contracting program is accredited by the National Association of Landscape Professionals, which defines academic standards for programs in landscape contracting. JJC's program has achieved standards established in expected areas of learning deemed relevant to the landscape contracting business community. 

Additionally, the certificates in this program are stackable with the AAS degree, meaning that the classes taken for the certificates will apply toward the the AAS degree.  

What Degree or Certificate Will I Receive? 



What are my Career Opportunities?

The increased development of private and public lands in urban and suburban areas has created a need for trained landscape contractors and designers. Expected wages range from $19,000/year for entry level laborer positions to $30,000 for entry level supervisory positions. The annual median wage for experienced positions ranges from $30,000 to $60,000. Executive salaries range from $55,000 to $115,000.

  • Landscape designer
  • Sales and marketing supervisor
  • Maintenance supervisor
  • Landscape designer
  • Landscape construction supervisor
  • Park management supervisor
  • Golf course maintenance supervisor
  • Landscape estimator