Landscape Management

The Landscape Management program is designed to help students develop skills needed for entry-level jobs in the local horticulture and landscaping industry.  The wide array of topics includes bee keeping as this aspect is critical for pollination and plant viability.

Skills for the Future

  • Landscape Drafting & Design

  • Landscape Installation

  • Business Ownership

  • Greenhouse and Hydroponic Growing

  • Plant Identification

  • Equipment Safety and Operation 

Landscape Management is...


  • Plumbing - irrigation and water features

  • Electrical - landscape lighting

  • Carpentry - pergolas, decks, and other landscape structures

Art & Design

  • Design, create, and bring out the natural beauty of outdoor spaces

  • Create functional and eye-appealing solutions to client spaces


  • Implement the skills and knowledge learned to provide solutions for landscaping and hardscaping projects

A Viable, Full-time Career

  • Jobs are abundant in this field. Companies are currently turning down thousands of dollars in work each year work due to a lack of technicians.

  • Many landscaping companies are offering college scholarship opportunities for their employees.

  • Careers in landscape management are year-round opportunities and not simply warm-weather jobs

Career Development

Students who qualify, have the opportunity to participate in one of three options for career development during their senior year.

  • School-to-Apprentice Program

  • Advanced Placement

  • Early Placement

All of these programs allow students to be in the workforce while attending school on a modified schedule, so you can earn while you learn.

Career Advancement


Mr. Tony Trapp
Apprenticeship Coordinator 

Mrs. Naomi Baker
Career Placement Specialist   

Career Opportunities

  • Nursery | Greenhouse Technician

  • Landscape Professional

  • Garden Center Technician

  • Golf Course or Business Groundskeeper

  • Hydroponic Producer

  • Irrigation Technician

  • Beekeeper

  • Floral Shop Manager

Advanced Employment Opportunities

  • Landscape Designer

  • Landscape Architect

  • Golf Course Superintendent

  • Business Owner

Industry Outlook

There are over 60,000 landscape professional jobs available each year with salaries ranging from $35,000 to well over $115,000.

Source: National Association of Landscape Professionals 

Professional Certifications & Training

  • Ohio Certified Nursery Technician Certification

  • Pesticide Applicator's License

  • Forklift Operator Certification

  • ZTR Mower Training

  • Small Engine Operation Training

  • Tractor Safety Training

  • Skid Steer Training

College Credit Agreements

  • Clark State Community College - up to 4 semester hours 

  • Edison State Community College - up to 4 semester hours

  • CTAG - up to 6 semester hours

  • Many landscape companies are offering college scholarships to employees who sign with them 

Our Instructor

John Kreitzer
Level I & II Instructor
937.778.1980 x217

Career Technical Student Organization

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All students in this program are also members of the Upper Valley Career Center FFA program as part of their career-technical education.