Landscape Technology

Rock Creek Bldg. 7, Rm. 202 | 971-722-7010 | FAX: 971-722-7050 | Program Advisor: Jessie Levine

LAT 217 – Landscape Drafting

The Landscape Drafting class is open to ALL students, both first-year and second-year students. Please Note: There is an incorrect prerequisite of HOR 290. If you have not taken HOR 290, Intro to Landscape Design, you CAN still take LAT 217. Please contact Jessie Levine, LAT advisor, at jessie.levine@pcc.edu for an override.

Information/Advising Sessions for New Students

The Landscape Program is holding Information Sessions for new and interested students. All sessions are held at Rock Creek Campus, Building 7, Room 214 and run from 11am to 12pm. Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, July 31st
  • Thursday, August 7th
  • Thursday, August 14th
  • Thursday, August 21st

I will cover general information and degree requirements. Please bring your placement test scores or transcripts to the sessions. No pre-registration required; just show up! You will need to purchase a parking permit if parking on campus.

I look forward to meeting you!
Thanks, Jessie Levine

Sprouting Diverse Skills

In a temperate rainforest like Portland’s, it’s hard to ignore the natural beauty and not marvel at nature’s continuing regeneration. Many take advantage of the long growing season and the moisture that can yield abundant crops, ornate gardens, and artful landscapes. While it may seem like all you need to become a landscaper is a green thumb, the art and science of professional landscaping requires some very important skills. PCC’s Landscaping Technology program offers courses in biology, horticulture, mathematics, and landscape knowledge, providing you with basic skills and a solid foundation.


landscape tech class

Our program has one of the best classrooms available: the Pacific Northwest. Not only is our program situated on the beautiful Rock Creek Campus, nestled in the Willamette Valley between the Coast Range and the Cascades, we also have a large greenhouse and growing facility. Our proximity and vast resources allow you to develop a broad background of skills in landscaping and horticulture and also earn specialized certificates.

Degrees and Certificates

In this program you can earn the following:

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree
    • Landscape Technology
    • Landscape Construction
    • Landscape Design
    • Landscape Management
    • Environmental Landscape Management Technology
  • Less Than One Year Certificate
    • Landscape Services Technician

See the catalog for information regarding program requirements. Students may take the LAT Math Challenge Test in an effort to test out of LAT 236, Landscape Math. Please contact the LAT Department Chair, David Sandrock, to learn more.

Strong Roots, Solid Stem

Our courses offer you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while acquiring important academic knowledge of horticulture. For example, in our irrigation class, you install an irrigation system, or in the construction area, you will build fences, retaining walls and paver patios. At the same time, you may be attending classes in plant propagation, landscape illustration, or tree care. This combination of coursework allows you to establish the knowledge and technical skills from which you can build a stable career.

Typically, a class meets for five hours once a week, with at least half that time spent in practical application. We offer you the opportunity to prepare for entry-level and supervisory work in landscape construction, landscape design and landscape management. More than a dozen members of the landscape technology advisory committee help keep the program up-to-date and relevant. They include landscape contractors, suppliers, greenhouse growers and other professionals in the field.

What's Next?

  1. Apply for admission to PCC.
  2. Take college placement tests.
  3. Complete the new student orientation.
  4. Contact Jessie Levine, LAT program advisor, for an advising appointment.