Landscaping I

SCED Code: 18054
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
Non-Traditional?: F

Landscaping offers skilled workers satisfying career opportunities in varying working environments. The expanding and ever-evolving green industry requires skilled workers for high-demand occupations offering educational and leadership opportunities. This course focuses on preparing students for entry-level employment, postsecondary opportunities, and advancement in the landscape design, construction, and maintenance industries. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.


Competencies within this course ensure compliance with the National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act (Public Law 116-7). Through this legislation, students are provided opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at

Download Cartridge File

Use this to download a zipped Common Cartridge file containing your course and resources. If your PC asks you to select an app to open the file, simply click away from the app selection window. You do not need to unzip or open the file.

You will import the file into your learning management system. For further instructions on importing your course, see the FAQ section of our website for step-by-step instructions.

Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Agribusiness Systems
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products
  • Sales Managers
  • Agricultural Commodity Broker
  • Agricultural Loan Officer
  • Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  • Economists
Environmental Service Systems
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Toxicologist
  • Pest Control Worker
Plant Systems
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Botanist
  • Certified Crop Advisor
  • Crop Grower
  • Custom Harvester
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Manager
  • Ornamental Horticulturist
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  • Soil and Plant Scientist
  • Tree Surgeon
  • Turf Farmer
  • Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
  • Floral Designer
  • Floral Shop Manager
  • Forest Geneticist
  • Biological Technician
  • Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse
  • Pesticide Handler, Sprayer, and Applicator, Vegetation
  • Tree Trimmers and Pruners
  • Plant Breeder/Geneticist
Food Products & Processing Systems
  • Biochemist
  • Food Scientist
Natural Resources Systems
  • Forest Manager, Forester
  • Forest Technician
  • Microbiologist

Pathway Occupation
Science & Mathematics
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Chemist
  • Microbiologist
  • Plant Biologist
  • Plant Breeder/Geneticist
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Research Chemist
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist

Have Questions?

Whether it's about the site, curriculum, or services we provide, we want you to know we're here to help and answer any questions you might have. Reach out to our team!

Let's find what you're looking for