Landscape Maintenance

Landscape Maintenance Certificate Program

Course Overview: Designed for individuals impacted by seasonal layoffs, our Landscape Maintenance Certificate Program, fully funded by the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund through the Senator Donnelly Workforce Success Grants, offers specialized training during the winter months (January – March). This program equips participants with comprehensive skills and knowledge endorsed by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), aiming to transition seasonal work into stable, year-round careers.

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Certificate Aligned Training: Follows the NALP’s Certificate for Landscape Management in Fundamentals and Maintenance, covering:
    • First Aid & Safety
    • Landscape Plan Reading & Calculations
    • Introduction to Irrigation System Components & Maintenance
    • Landscape and Turf Equipment Safety & Maintenance
    • Planting, Turf Installation and Maintenance
    • Pest, Tree & Shrub Management
  • Localized Learning and Expert Insights: Enhances the NALP curriculum with local garden history, plant care and identification, garden design and landscape construction. Features guest speakers expert in Cape Cod ecosystems and soil.
  • Hands-On Experience: Utilizes the CCRTHS Horticulture Capital Skills grant equipment for practical demonstrations in small engine, tools, and machine care. Participants also engage in a comprehensive garden design project.
  • Digital and Safety Training: Includes online safety and equipment training certifications through Greenius, alongside the creation of a personal database of Cape Cod plants.
  • Professional Preparation: Content from the Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional study guide aids in plant care and identification, with additional tree and shrub pruning knowledge.

Program Benefits:

  • Season-Adapted Schedule: Specifically tailored to provide continuity of skills development during off-peak months.
  • Industry-Standard Certification: Achieve credentials that enhance employability and professional credibility.
  • Career Transformation: Bridge the gap from seasonal to full-time, year-round employment with advanced training and industry connections.

Eligibility: Targeted at individuals currently facing seasonal unemployment, with a selection process designed to identify those who will most benefit from and contribute to the professional landscape industry.

Who Should Apply: Ideal for those looking to elevate their career prospects within the landscaping industry, seeking comprehensive training, industry-recognized certification, and the opportunity to engage in high-wage skilled work.


Start Date

January 6, 2025

Registration Deadline

November 18, 2024


$no cost

Course Details

Start Date

January 6, 2025

Type of Class



Harwich, MA

Days & Times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4:30 - 8:00 PM


Completed Application

End Date

March 13, 2025

Early-Bird Registration Discount?


Payment Plan


Total Hours

91 classroom hrs + project work for a total of 120 hrs


Alice Marcus Krieg and Stephen Dolan

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