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Landscape Design

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

Macomb has teamed up with Burning Glass Technologies to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the careers that you will be qualified for upon successful completion of this program.

Job-posting data can give you insights about employers seeking job applicants, where those jobs are located, and the average salary being offered. Use the Career Insights Tool to see national, state or metropolitan area information.

Data are provided by Burning Glass Technologies and drawn from large area samples. Data are not drawn from Macomb Community College-specific student or program outcomes.



Career Services

Macomb’s Career Services is your bridge from education to employment. It offers a variety of free resources, including skill and interest assessments, resume building, success workshops, job placement and more.

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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