Landscape Horticulture

In Ohio State ATI’s Landscape Horticulture program, students learn sustainable techniques that develop responsibility as tomorrow’s land stewards. See the links at the right for the course sequence / curriculum.

The Landscape Horticulture program provides students a broad introduction to all areas of landscaping, including design, management, construction, and pest control. Students will practice their skills not only on the Ohio State ATI grounds, but will work with outside clients as well. Basic classes in plant identification, landscape design, and landscape construction lead to more advanced classes in weed science as well as pest identification and control. The successful student will be well-prepared to enter the workforce at any landscape company.

Ohio State ATI’s Landscape Horticulture program is one of only 18 two-year programs in the nation to be accredited by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national trade association for landscape professionals.


Students complete an internship of full-time employment to put their new skills into practice. Past internship locations include:

• BrightView Inc., nationwide
• The Pattie Group, located in Novelty, OH
• Turfscape, Inc., located in Bath Township, OH
• The Davey Tree Company, located in Kent, OH


Career Prospects

Employers include landscape businesses, recreational organizations such as amusement parks, and large organizations with grounds to be managed and maintained. Positions may include:

• Designer
• Landscape crew leader
• Account manager
• Landscape manager
• Horticulturist


Landscape students have access to outstanding facilities at Ohio State ATI:

• The adjacent 122-acre Secrest Arboretum
• 11 specialty gardens
• Ohio State ATI campus grounds
• Landscape laboratory with digital design software

Related Programs

Ohio State ATI also offers an Associate of Science in Horticultural Science. This option allows students to begin their coursework at Ohio State ATI and complete a portion of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in Columbus.