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).

Program Requirements: 36 credits
LAES 2004  Soils (T)
LAES 3107  Environmental Geology (T)
BY 2235  Plant Communities (T)
IT 3220  Computer-Aided Design (T)*
LAES 2118  Woody Plant Identification II (T)
LAES 2220  Woody Plant Identification I (T)
LAES 3117  Herbaceous Plant Materials I (T)
LAES 3217  Herbaceous Plant Materials II (T)
LAES 3130  Design Studio III: Master Planning (DS)
OH 3205  Site Analysis & the Design Process (DS)
LAES 3213  Landscape Graphics (DS)
LAES 3215  History of Landscape Architecture (DS)
OH 4215  The Built Environment (DS)
LAES 4125   Design Studio V: Natural Systems (M) or LAES 4230   Landscape Contracting and Bidding (M)

This program involves some chemistry and courses marked with * require experience and familiarity with computers and basic software packages.

Visit myDelVal to search for upcoming sections. Applicants for the ecological landscape design certificate should complete the Office of Continuing and Professional and Studies Application for Degree Candidacy form. Questions? Please contact Linda Lefevre at 215.489.2933 or


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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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