On-campus Or Online Schooling

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by djjaymo, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. djjaymo

    djjaymo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I would like to learn as much as I can about the industry so I will be ready for work next year and I was wondering what the best option is, on-campus education or online. Now the online education I can afford and I can get a career degree in about 6 months and the other would take at least 2 years but at least it would be hands on.

    Which would you choose and why?
  2. 29 Palms Property Management

    29 Palms Property Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    Hands On. Work for a company in the field, get dirty, make mistakes and ask questions. No better way in my opinion to learn.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Both-- Do as 29 says and also do the online for the book smarts
  4. jmartin

    jmartin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I chose the online route and got a degree in landscape design. I learned a lot but nothing can replace the hands on experience.
  5. captain2morrow

    captain2morrow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    What are some of the best online education places?
  6. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,064

    I learn lots right here at lawnsite.com. I'm not joking.
  7. jmartin

    jmartin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I got my degree from the School of Landscape Design, PCDI(Professional Career Development Institute). They send you all the supplies you need and as soon as you finish a complete lesson book, they send you the next. It's a very good course, if you are more into the design aspect of landscaping.

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