Landscape Construction / Environmental Design

Take some flowers, a few trees and shrubs. Add some rocks and maybe a splash of water and you can get a landscape that soothes the mind and refreshes the body. Students can learn to create these pleasing landscapes in the LCTI Landscape Construction/Environmental Design Program. Students work outside and in the lab learning all aspects of the landscape industry, from drawing the design to installing the plants and hardscape features. Safety education is a major concern, while learning team work, respect for the environment and each other is also an extremely important aspect of the program.

Landscape Construction/Environmental Design Students will:

  • Design and build patio, walkway projects, fountains and other hardscapes
  • Identify plants
  • Operate tractors and other equipment
  • Mulch and maintain flower beds
  • Participate and compete in FFA
  • Learn composting
  • Grow plants edible and ornamental
  • Trim trees, shrubs and other types of plants
  • Learn about environmental and sustainability in the Horticulture Field


OSHA 10 hour safety course


Teacher: Michael Schaffer



Clubs and Organizations
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  • Landscape Designer
  • Hardscape Installation Technician
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Tree Crew Member

Education Park Drive

Schnecksville, PA

Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.