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Stratford Career Institute????

snowman181955

LawnSite Member
Location
Streator IL
I've been doing lawn maint & mowing for several years now with a little lite landscaping I was wondering if anyone has taken the garden and Landscape home study course from stratford Career Institute? A friend and I were thinking about it, the price is reasonable plus we are working a lot so this home study thing should fit our schedulesIs it a decent course? Thanks for your input.

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tonygreek

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Connecticut

tonygreek

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Connecticut
The only negative reviews I saw were the ones of people saying that the credits did not transfer to a college. I wouldn’t need them to, this is just for learning purposes
I'm not sure how that's possible. The Google results are filled with negative reviews and warnings. Maybe append any of the following to your search: scam, complaints, ripped off, or FTC.

https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/relevant/stratford-career-institute

https://www.complaintsboard.com/stratford-career-institute-b120932

https://www.bbb.org/us/ny/champlain...ord-career-institute-0041-77000425/complaints
 

oqueoque

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Jersey
I am not sure if you have a state university by you that offers Landscaping, Turf, landscaping business continuing education classes, etc like this, that you can sign up for one or more classes without looking to get a degree, but it might be a better option.
http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/landscape.html

Maybe one of these might interest you.
https://www.ilca.net/certification/

https://www.chicagobotanic.org/education/certificate_programs/about

https://www.ilca.net/college-and-universities/

Rutgers is good here since it has a lot of short courses & a lot are in the winter.
 
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BigJlittleC

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Chicago
I am not sure if you have a state university by you that offers Landscaping, Turf, landscaping business continuing education classes, etc like this, that you can sign up for one or more classes without looking to get a degree, but it might be a better option.
http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/landscape.html

Maybe one of these might interest you.
https://www.ilca.net/certification/

https://www.chicagobotanic.org/education/certificate_programs/about

https://www.ilca.net/college-and-universities/

Rutgers is good here since it has a lot of short courses & a lot are in the winter.
The ILCA also has their annual turf Ed day coming up next month on September 27. It will be held at the Chicago botanic garden.
 
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