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Computer software applications course for landscape planning and estimating

2/8/2012 —

Individuals who want to start using computer software for landscape planning and estimating have an opportunity for hands-on training by an expert close-to-home at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. The emphasis of the course will be on the use of commercial software (AutoCAD, EZ-Plant, Photoshop, etc.) as it relates to landscape planning and estimating. The instructor is Dave Petrosky, RLA, a landscape architect and original developer of EZ-Plant software.

The course is being offered as a 2-credit course, or for non-credit. Classes will meet at the Fayette campus on Monday evenings, 6-9 p.m., from Feb. 20-April 16.

For more information or to register, call Jan Jordan at the Fayette campus at: 724-430-4211.

Penn State’s Sustainable Landscape Technology Certificate program is not only designed for the beginning landscaper, but as a refresher course for established landscape contractors.  It is a six-course, 17-credit program that can be completed in as little as 15 months. After completion of the certificate program, students are prepared to work in the green industry, using appropriate sustainable methods—from the identification of native plant material versus invasive and exotic plants to the implementation of integrated pest management and weed management strategies.

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