Career Success for Job Seekers (HRD)

Enhance Your Resume, Nail The Interview, Explore A New Career

HRD (Human Resources Development) courses provide employability skills training and assistance for adults who are trying to find employment, transitioning back into the workforce, or working to redefine their professional niche in today's global market. 

Classes are designed to address current needs and trends of the complex and constantly changing workforce.

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*All HRD courses are fee-waived for qualifying individuals who are unemployed, "underemployed," or who have received notice of layoff or pending layoff.*

Course Details & Registration Information

Career Readiness Skills for Landscaping, Grounds Keeping and Community Gardening
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Individuals who are needing to or interested in developing their employability skills for a career pathway to Landscaping, Grounds Keeping and Community Gardening industry.
Turn your passion for plants into a rewarding career. Discover techniques for growing a variety of flowers, trees, and vegetables successfully in the state's climate. Explore basic knowledge, skills, and work activities involved in designing, planting, growing, and maintaining yards and gardens. Learn these skills through instruction and hands on experience. Gain exposure to a number of career types in landscaping, grounds keeping, and community gardening. Research nursery, landscaping, and gardening careers, trends, and salary ranges. Learn and apply current job search skills to help you find meaningful work in the landscaping industry.
Course Objectives
  1. have learned about careers in landscaping, grounds keeping, gardening, and nurseries;
  2. have identified personal traits, skills, and abilities necessary for success in these careers;
  3. have basic knowledge of traditional, sustainable, and organic gardening;
  4. have identified common tools and usage of tools for gardening;
  5. have increased basic knowledge of seasonal environmental influences in horticulture;
  6. have gained understanding of pathways to additional training that focus on organic and sustainable gardening, and how to become a master gardener;
  7. have researched gardening careers, trends, and salary ranges;
  8. have learned how to search and apply for jobs online and in the field;
  9. have obtained resources to develop an appropriate resume, application, and cover letter.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Module 1: Registration, Course Overview, Self Assessment
  2. Module 2: Career Exploration: Landscaping, Grounds Keeping, Gardening, and Nurseries
  3. Module 3: Gardening Methods Overview: Traditional, Sustainable, and Organic
  4. Module 4: Basic Gardening Vocabulary, Tools, and Techniques
  5. Module 5: Seasonal Influences in Horticulture
  6. Module 6: Pathways to Additional Training: Organic and Sustainable Gardening, Master Gardener
  7. Module 7: Occupational Trends, Salary Ranges, Education, and Job Opportunities
  8. Module 8: Job Search Skills: Resume and Application Guidelines and Resources
  9. Module 9: Student Presentations
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Requirements for successful completion of the course: Participate in all discussions and activities; submit all assignments; and maintain overall class average of 80 percent.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Individuals who are needing to or interested in developing their employability skills for a career pathway to Landscaping, Grounds Keeping and Community Gardening industry.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Career Exploration: Discover the Career Field That's Right for You - HRD-3004BL2
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696