Trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants provide us with psychological well-being. Landscape contractors, landscape managers and other associated landscape professionals install and maintain our landscapes and manage our natural areas. Landscape contracts turn designer's blueprints into reality.
In the United States, we will be spending almost $18 billion this year on professional landscape installation, landscape management, lawn care and tree-care services. This does not include the billions of dollars spent for commercial landscape installation and management services and for public horticulture, such as parks and arboreta.
A degree in Landscape Contracting and Managment from Delaware Valley College will prepare you to enter careers in landscape design/build, landscape construction, landscape maintenance and management, arboriculture and public horticulture. There are currently more employment opportunities in these areas than there are qualified individuals.
Some graduates continue their education in plant science graduate programs for careers in teaching, extension, research and industry.
Students are encouraged to network at major industry events, such as the Eastern Regional Nurseryman's Seminar, the Mid-Atlantic Nurseryman's Field Day, the Philadelphia Flower Show and the PANTS Show. Some students even travel to Europe to tour facilities and attend conferences with professors.