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Old 03-24-2013, 12:02 PM
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do you think a degree in landscaping is necessary for success in landscaping?

I always hear the term the more you learn the more you earn,which is true. But do you need a degree in landscaping for success.I know the more certifications you have the more you look better on paper.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:13 PM
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If you have no degree but you have experience on the field it balances out.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:43 PM
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I'll graduate with an Associate's in Horticulture/Landscape in May. My teachers are awesome and the amount learned and the networking is priceless. Plus when I say I'm in school/graduated with a degree, it separates my company from the 60% of companies, most are sh!theads out running around with no clue about anything.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:58 PM
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Sure can't hurt. Besides some of the degree will be towards business and that will pay big in the scheme of things.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:55 PM
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Is it necessary? No. Is it a good thing to have? Yes.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:52 PM
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More knowledge never hurts, but like galli said, good to have, but not totally necessary, I would mix it with some sort of business degree as well.
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It depends on the program, some have business classes implemented in them. I did take several accounting & business classes btw.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:43 PM
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No, but working for someone/a company that really knows what they're doing in the field is a must. EXPERIENCE! I would think an education geared towards the business-end of a landscaping company would be more valuable.

This is the issue in our industry- startups with no experience or knowledge in the trade.
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No, but working for someone/a company that really knows what they're doing in the field is a must. EXPERIENCE! I would think an education geared towards the business-end of a landscaping company would be more valuable.

This is the issue in our industry- startups with no experience or knowledge in the trade.

I'd say this accounts for a solid 50% of the marketplace.
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