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Landscape Design

A Continuing Education Program

In Macomb’s Landscape Design Program, you will be introduced to garden design styles and characteristics, plant composition, grading and drainage considerations, garden installation processes and sustainable landscape design criteria. You will learn how to draft and present a landscape design, identify potential problems at a site, incorporate walkways, create micro-climates and use existing environmental conditions to create purposeful and sustainable landscapes.  The program leads to both a Basic Landscape Design Certificate (six classes) and an Advanced Landscape Design Certificate (four additional classes). An Environmental Horticulture Certificate (seven classes) is also available.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Landscape Design

  1. Take classes individually or as part of the certificate program
  2. Learn from a professional landscape designer
  3. Classes offered conveniently in the evenings

Landscape Design Courses at Macomb

Basic Landscape Design Certificate

  • Landscape Design Graphics
  • Landscape Design Principles
  • The Design and Sales Process
  • Residential Landscape Planting Design
  • Sustainable Landscaping
  • Site Analysis and Evaluation

Advanced Landscape Design Certificate

  • Estimating and Landscape Project Management
  • Site Development: Grading and Drainage
  • Incorporating Walks, Walls and Patios into the Garden
  • Incorporating Walks and Designing Functional Outdoor Rooms

Career Opportunities in Landscape Design

With a Landscape Design Certificate, you will be qualified for positions that include landscaper, groundskeeper and lawn service technician.

How do I find out more about the Landscape Design Program?

For more information, contact the program coordinator at 586.498.4100 or

What is a Continuing Education Program?

Our Workforce and Continuing Education programs are designed to help you develop in your career, learn a new skill or explore a personal interest. These programs are open enrollment, which means you do not have to fill out on application. These programs are not eligible for financial aid or for academic credit toward an associate degree or related certificate.

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