Landscaping Technology

Landscaping Classes

Penn Foster's Landscape Design Program can help you gain the skills needed to start your own business or begin an entry-level career in landscaping.

  • In our Landscaping classes, you can learn the essentials of how to properly prepare site plans, specifications, and cost estimates.  
  • Helps students develop basic marketing skills to promote their business and increase their clientele. 
  • Our online programs are flexible enough for you to finish them at a pace that works for you, based on how much time you can dedicate to your coursework each week.
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What You Will Learn

  1. How to select appropriate materials to be used in designs and for sustainable landscaping.
  2. Proper coordination of the arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures.
  3. How to communicate effectively with clients, engineers, and building architects.
  4. Inspection techniques to ensure landscape work complies with original plans.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Landscaping Technology Outcomes

Landscaper and Groundskeeper





Penn Foster's Landscape Design Program is designed with job-readiness in mind. Learn about plants, horticulture, and gardening on your terms so you can get started with a new role or advance your career.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this program. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Landscape Design Program Curriculum

  • 8 courses
  • 44.4 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 2 submitted projects
  • 20 exams

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 6 months
  • Average time = 12 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from May 2021 - April 2022, excluding withdrawals.

Penn Foster's accredited Landscaping classes help to prepare students for the opportunity to open their own landscape design business or begin entry-level landscaping careers through well-rounded coursework including courses like:

  • The Landscape and Horticulture Industry
  • Garden Ecology
  • Landscape Plants
  • Landscape and Garden Design
  • Landscape Construction, Installation, and Maintenance
  • Starting and Running Your Landscaping Business


Non-US residents: This is a United States-based institution with course materials that are geared toward US job and labor standards. Learners from outside of the US may find that some information and materials will differ from the current standards of their country. Please note, the materials for this program are in English and use the Imperial unit of measurement, not the metric system.

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Landscaping Technology Student Stories

Penn Foster can help prepare you for a rewarding career in landscape design on your own terms. Graduates have been able to pursue new jobs, get promotions, and even start their own landscaping business. Learn more about how Penn Foster helped them reach their goals.
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“At Penn Foster I learned useful things that can and will be used in the real world.”

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Landscape Technology Tuition

Penn Foster offers flexible payment plans to help you take the first steps toward a career in landscape design. 

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Our Proven Landscaping Technology Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professionals goals


  • Start anytime
  • Self-paced learning
  • Payment plans


  • Live support
  • Hands-on practice
  • Peer support


  • Active student community
  • Digital textbooks
  • Career support


  • Career services
  • Academic guidance
  • Robust online resources

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Landscaping Classes FAQs

Can I start my own business as a landscaper?

Yes! Many people start out with the basics, such as simple lawn maintenance. However, if you're interested in taking a more in-depth and artistic approach, it's a good idea to get a well-rounded education in landscape design. With Penn Foster's Landscaping Technology Career Diploma Program, you'll not only learn about the basics of horticulture and design, but you'll also study the essentials aspects of starting a landscaping business including how to write a business plan and keeping business records.

What is the average salary of a landscaping professional?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a landscaping/grounds-keeping employee in 2022 was $36,160.*

What will I learn while taking online classes in landscape design?

The goal of the landscape design program is to ensure you have all the basic information needed to begin entry-level landscaping work. You'll learn to interpret site plans and cost estimates, as well as how to coordinate existing structures with new designs. You'll also gain insight on how to prepare presentations, how to select appropriate materials for a project, horticulture and irrigation, and how to analyze and use environmental reports to aid in project design.

What is the average job description for a landscaper?

Landscaping is a job that covers many areas, but the core idea is that a landscape professional ensures the grounds of homes, businesses, and public spaces such as parks are tidy, healthy, and visually appealing. Duties can be as simple as tree trimming and planting of flowers, trees, and shrubs to as complicated as designing and building garden structures. To be a landscaper, you have to enjoy the outdoors, have a knowledge of plant life, and not mind getting dirty.