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Landscape Design & Management

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"Because of my professors, I came away with a good mindset from my school experience. I had a great opportunity to learn a lot."

The Landscape Design and Management program is tailored to students pursuing a degree in the landscape profession and gives countless opportunities to work in a field as diverse as nature itself.

Through our program students can earn:

Combining a number of construction related fields, the landscape profession allows an individual to use engineering, horticulture, art, and communications in order to design an individually tailored career. Opportunities exist in sales, design, estimating, merchandising, contracting, maintenance and business, just to mention a few.

A career in the landscape profession may be the right career for you!

To learn more about career possibilities, visit


Latest News:
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From left, Landscape Professors Dick Ansley and Steve O’Neal, join Landscape Alumni Association President Dean Karbler at the 2016 Ohio High School Landscape Olympics.

COMING SOON!!! 2nd Annual Ohio High School Landscape Olympics
When: Thursday, Nov. 2 & Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Where: OSU ATI Campus, Wooster, OH

The Ohio High School Landscape Olympics (OHLO) tests students' skills through hands-on, competitive events designed by industry professionals. OHLO broadens the high school education experience and introduces students to the many opportunities offered by a career in the green industry.

This two-day event welcomed more than 150 students and 17 schools in 2016. The event includes ten indoor and outdoor competitions, a career exploration fair, kick-off party, and awards ceremony.

Once again, Columbus State’s Landscape Design and Management program along with the Columbus State Landscape Alumni Association are thrilled to sponsor this event.

The Columbus State Landscape Alumni Association hosted its 23rd annual golf outing on Friday, August 11 at the Safari Golf Club in Powell. 71 golfers enjoyed an afternoon of fun and fellowship. All proceeds from the event support students in the Landscape Design and Management program, as well as local educational events on landscaping.

Earth Day environmentalists -- Debra Knapke discusses planting plans with her students at Clintonville’s Sharon Meadows wetland on Earth Day, April 22. Knapke and her Green Infrastructure Training Program class planted 3,810 plants in the constructed wetland. Doug House, chair of Design, Construction and Trades, and Nancy Case, executive director, Community and Civic Engagement, also volunteered to help out. Community partner FLOW brought a team of volunteers, the Clintonville Fire Department sprayed 750 gallons of water on the wetland, and Brickman Landscaping employees worked with the students and volunteers to coordinate.

For the full story and video, visit WWW.DISPATCH.COM or click on the photo.

For more information, please contact the Design, Construction and Trades Department by email at or call (614) 287-5949.