Landscape Contracting (AS)
Michael Davidsohn, Program Director
The Landscape Contracting Program develops a student's ability to design, implement, and maintain landscape projects. The program is one of several design/build/plan related degrees offered through the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning and administered through the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. The program curriculum is divided into three basic areas:
- Landscape Construction
- Small Scale Design
Each of these areas are closely interrelated so that the completion of each semester continues building on the educational foundation laid in previous semesters. The overall goal is to graduate individuals who can address a wide range of landscape related issues from identifying pest and disease problems to designing an outdoor living space that responds to client needs, existing conditions and budget issues.
Landscape design firms, garden centers, and nurseries are eager to hire trained people who have an interest in the field. The main factor limiting company growth in the industry today is a shortage of labor. With just a two-year investment in an education, you will be prepared to enter this attractive field.