The courses for this 36-credit certificate program should be taken in the following order: Tools (T), then Design Studio (DS) and then Management (M).

  • AE2004 Soils (3 cr.) (T)
  • AE3107 Environmental Geology (T)
  • BY2235 Plant Communities (T)
  • IT3220 Computer Aided Design (T)*
  • OH2118 Woody Plant Identification I (2 cr.) (T)
  • OH2220 Woody Plant Identification II (2 cr.) (T)
  • OH3117 Herbaceous Plant Materials (2 cr.) (T)
  • OH3130 Major Native Landscapes (DS)
  • OH3205 Site Analysis and the Design Process (DS)
  • OH3213 Landscape Graphics (2 cr.) (DS)*
  • OH3216 History of Landscape Architecture (2 cr.) (M)
  • OH3217 Herbaceous Plant Materials II (2 cr.) (T)
  • OH4215 The Built Environment (DS)
  • OH4125 Ecological Landscape Management (M) or OH4230 Landscape Contracting and Bidding (M)

This program involves some chemistry.

* These courses require some experience/familiarity with computers and basic software packages.

Applicants for the ecological landscape design certificate should complete the Office of Continuing and Professional Studies' Application for Degree Candidacy form. Questions? 215.489.2933 or


Gainful Employment Information

Certificate in Ecological Landscape Design Cost of Program 2011-12

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*Based on a full-time resident program, most students are non-resident part-time

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4 semesters--two years based on a traditional 15 week semester

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Employment (SOC codes)

The US Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification code that the Certificate in Ecological Landscape Design prepares students to enter:

17-1012.00 Landscape Architects

Because the Ecological Landscape Design Certificate has several courses that provide training, the following would be of interest as well:

37-1012.00 Supervisors - Landscaping, Lawn Service & Groundskeeping Workers

37-3011.00 Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers

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