About the Landscape Management Certificate

The Landscape Management Certificate focuses on all phases of landscape and grounds care from design to installation to maintenance.  You'll study basic plant, soil, pest management, and design concepts along with specific focus of application to herbaceous perennials, trees and shrubs, turf grass, and hardscapes. You'll be prepared to work in landscape design, with maintenance companies, park districts and municipalities where you may:

  • be responsible for tree selection and care (planting, pruning, problem solving)
  • be responsible for turfgrass selection and care
  • supervise a crew
  • provide customer service
  • design landscapes

Total Cost of Landscape Management Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $5,003.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 35

Weeks to Complete: 48

Horticulture Degree and Certificate Requirements

Landscape Management Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure Data

What makes MCC's Landscape Management Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

MCC offers one of the most complete and comprehensive of the landscape maintenance certificates in the area, requiring the most course credits.

In addition to the Landscape Management Certificate, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Landscape Management Certificate (CIP 01.0605 )

Total Landscape Management Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $3,850.00 $13,551.00 $16,448.00 $16,448.00
Additional Landscape Management Certificate Costs $1,153.00 $1,153.00 $1,153.00 $1,153.00
Program Total $5,003.00 $14,704.00 $17,601.00 $17,601.00


What job opportunities are available to someone with a Landscape Management Certificate?

  • Landscape maintenance worker
  • Park district or municipality grounds maintenance worker or supervisor
Occupations that Landscape Management Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1041
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 37-1012
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 37-3012

How will MCC's Landscape Management Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

MCC's comprehensive curriculum and internship opportunities prepare you for your career in horticulture.

By the Numbers:

  • Illinois salary range $22,600 to $66,900 in landscape, lawn, and grounds care
  • Illinois projection 17% growth in landscape jobs between 2010 and 2020

What have graduates gone on to do?

  • Landscape maintenance laborer/supervisor
  • Grounds worker in park district
  • Own business in landscape care

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