Graduates of this program may pursue careers in professional ornamental and lawn care establishments and maintenance of recreational facilities; production and sale of sod, supplies and equipment; or service as technicians for private businesses or government agencies.
Graduates in this field should have:
eye, hand coordination
good physical condition
love for the great outdoors
ability to coordinate work and be innovative with designs
Graduates in this field can expect the following developments:
salary average: $23,970 per year according to the US Department of Labor. You may view the most current Occupational Outlook statistics at: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/building-and-grounds-cleaning/grounds-maintenance-workers.htm
93% placement rate for 2011 - 2013 graduates
owners / operators or professional grounds maintenance business
grounds maintenance technicians
with experience, graduates may advance to supervisors or general landscape contractors, owners and operators of own businesses, park supervisors, golf course superintendents, vocational school instructors, nurserymen, etc.
Recent graduates have found work at:
Duffie's Lawn Care
Environmental Landscaping Inc.
Megan's Lovely Landscapes