Clackamas Community College

Landscape Practices, Certificate


The Landscape Practices certificate prepares students to work in the landscaping industry by providing them with hands-on experience, and a basic understanding of the activities involved in the installation and maintenance of landscapes.

Sustainable practices, such as the use of Integrated Pest Management, water-efficient landscapes, and techniques that protect and care for the soil are emphasized throughout the program. Students use industry-standard equipment and practices in the care of CCC’s extensive landscape facilities, including an arboretum, water-efficient demonstration garden, large turf areas, and several annual, herbaceous perennial, and shrub beds.

CCC’s landscape program is the only one in Oregon accredited by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Students have the opportunity to compete on the team that attends NALP’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition each year.

Following the course offerings in the order listed is not required, but will allow for completion in a one-year period.

Oregon State University Transfer Agreement

Some horticulture classes transfer to Oregon State University as part of a bachelor’s degree. Landscape students planning to continue their studies at a four-year college should consult the Horticulture advisor to obtain the most recent transfer information.

For information contact April Chastain, Horticulture Department advisor, 503-594-3055 or