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Landscape Management Associate Degree

AAS Associate of Applied Science Degree
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2 Years
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Design your future with a Landscape Management Degree from CCC 

Do you enjoy transforming outdoor spaces into thriving landscapes that flourish and inspire? Are you passionate about environmental sustainability and nurturing healthy ecosystems? If so, Clackamas Community College's Landscape Management Degree program could be the perfect place to start on a successful path to a rewarding career. 

Our program equips you with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience you need to: 

  • Design landscapes that blend creativity with functionality. 
  • Install and maintain vibrant outdoor spaces for communities and businesses. 
  • Contribute to environmental sustainability through responsible practices. 
  • Build a fulfilling career where your passion meets practical application. 
Imagine yourself: 

  • Playing a vital role in protecting our environment through sustainable landscaping practices. 
  • Nurturing diverse ecosystems that support a thriving biodiversity. 
  • Building a fulfilling career that allows you to express your creativity and make a lasting impact on the world. 
Embrace your passion for the outdoors and cultivate a dream career in landscape management. Contact us today to learn more! 
For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

Required classes for the Landscape Management Associate Degree

Job Outlook

Launch your thriving landscape career 

The landscape management industry is experiencing explosive growth, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 14% increase in jobs over the next decade. This translates to abundant career opportunities for graduates like you. Clackamas Community College's Landscape Management Degree program equips you with the skills and knowledge to step confidently into diverse and fulfilling careers. 

For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Develop in-demand skills for success 

Our Landscape Management Degree program provides a solid foundation in: 

  • Plant identification and selection: Learn to identify a wide range of plants, understand their growth habits and select the optimal varieties for specific landscapes based on climate, soil conditions and desired aesthetics. 
  • Landscape design principles: Gain a comprehensive understanding of design elements, principles and software to create functional, beautiful and sustainable landscapes. 
  • Planting techniques and maintenance: Develop experience in proper planting techniques, pruning methods, fertilization practices and seasonal maintenance routines to ensure the health and vitality of landscapes. 
  • Irrigation systems and water management: Learn the installation, operation and maintenance of irrigation systems to optimize water usage and promote responsible resource management. 
  • Pest and disease control: Learn to identify common landscape pests and diseases, implement integrated pest management (IPM) strategies, and select safe and effective control methods. 
  • Sustainable landscaping practices: Embrace eco-friendly practices like water conservation, soil health improvement and integrated pest management to create landscapes that are beautiful and environmentally responsible. 
  • Business management and customer service: Develop essential business skills like estimating, bidding, project management and effective communication to excel in the professional landscape industry.
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


Transfer Option

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. Contact April Chastain at 503-594-3292 or

NALP Logo National Association of Landscape Professionals Accredited Degree Program

National Association of Landscape Professionals

This is the only nationally recognized endorsement offered to colleges with landscape/horticulture programs. It is designed to recognize schools with landscape contracting curricula that meet or exceed industry standards. Visit the their website for more information. 

Earn a certificate on the way to your degree

Many degree programs at CCC offer opportunities to earn professional certificates along the way. These certificates can give your resume a boost and qualify you for jobs, even before you graduate. Every step you take gets you closer to your dreams. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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