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Landscape Design & Management

Caleb Auman

Caleb Auman: Business Owner

"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!

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Latest News:
Columbus State was proud to co-sponsor the 2nd Annual Ohio High School Landscape Olympics

250 high school students from 20 high school and career-tech programs across the state competed in 10 events ranging from "Sales Presentation" and "Cost Estimation" to "Truck and Trailer Operation" and "Hardscape Installation". Check-out the video and see the list of participants and their accomplishments at the ONLA web site.
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.

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