Ornamental Landscaping

Ornamental Landscaping

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you creative? Do you enjoy working outside? Do you like working with your hands and as a team? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Ornamental Landscaping training program.  

On the job, you will ...

  • Maintain plants and trees and lay sod 

  • Rake and mulch leaves 

  • Care for ornamental features, such as fountains, planters and benches 

  • Clear snow and debris from walkways and parking lots 

  • Tend to groundskeeping equipment 

  • Work in a variety of settings, including athletic fields, cemeteries and other lands that need maintenance 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Ornamental Landscaping Job Corps graduates go on to work as groundskeepers, outdoor maintenance workers or gardeners.  

The credentials you will earn ...

This is the first level of basic training offered in the Landscaping series. In the Ornamental Landscaping training program, you can earn industry-recognized credentials from such organizations as the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 

  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 

  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 

  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 

* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.