Landscaping II

SCED Code: 18054
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: Landscaping I
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
Non-Traditional?: F

Landscaping II offers skilled workers satisfying career opportunities in varying work environments. The expanding and ever-evolving green industry requires skilled workers for high-demand occupations that offer educational and leadership opportunities. This course focuses on preparing students for entry-level employment in the landscaping industry through hands-on experiences, to include landscape design, installation, and maintenance, incorporating technology, plant and soil science, and utilizing landscaping tools, equipment, and machinery. 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

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Career Clusters

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

Pathway Occupation
Science & Mathematics
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Microbiologist
  • Plant Biologist
  • Plant Breeder/Geneticist
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Research Chemist
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist

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