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 Education's Application for Degree Candidacy form. Questions? 215.489.4848 or ContEd@delval.edu

 

Gainful Employment Information

Certificate in Ecological Landscape Design Cost of Program 2011-12

Tuition & Fees

$18,002.00

Books & Supplies

$1,500.00

Living Allowance*

$10,842.00

Total Costs

$30,344.00

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

Length of Program

Intended time to complete

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

% of graduates who completed on time

70%

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
 http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-1012.00

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
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/37-1012.00

37-3011.00 Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/37-3011.00

For more information go to: http://www.onetonline.org

Debt

Median program graduate debt:

$11,000

Federal Loans

$9,500.00

Private educational loans

$1500.00

% of graduate that took federal loans

50%

% of students successfully repaying federal loans

100%