New Landscape Course At LCC

Leeward Community College’s Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development will begin offering a course in Basic Training in Landscape Maintenance and Installation starting in February.

The course, which will run from Feb. 13 to May 15, will focus on helping students become landscape technicians and prepare them for jobs that could include lawn care, irrigation and installation.

Through a mix of classroom learning and hands-on experience, the class will cover landscape maintenance and equipment, safety, health and personal protective equipment, addressing and preventing common accidents and injuries, landscape plans, identifying common plants and pests, repairing and maintaining irrigation systems, assessing soil problems, softscape installation, installing and maintaining ornamentals and turf, and sustainable maintenance practices.

The course is designed for entry-level students and will provide fundamental background. Students must have a minimum of eighth-grade reading and math skills.

Course fee is $450 per student. For more information, call 455-0477 or visit

The course was made available through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training Grant (C3T), a grant awarded to the University of Hawaii Community Colleges through the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. The grant aims to further develop certificate and degree programs in agriculture, energy and health.