Originally Posted by easy-lift guy
Schools and curriculum's vary from state to state. You can personally attest to schools in California and I can personally attest from schools in Florida, in particular the University of Florida's program.
Most better schools provide on the job training and the ability to facilitate additional one on one time with instructors.
I hope the the OP will be making an informed decision with the educational offers available.
When possible, I've also found that the landscape departments at university campuses, airports, etc., often have several very experienced and educated supervisors or workers that can share learning.
With city parks, just depends on where, and what branch.