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Environmental Design

Program Description

Students in the Environmental Design program gain experience and knowledge in plant materials, deciduous plants, trees, ornamentals, shrubs, evergreen plants, and ground coverings. All students will become OSHA 10 and Bobcat Skid steer certified. Moving from classroom instruction to practical applications, students learn how to design and build paver patios, walkways, and retaining walls.  Students will learn how to fix  irrigation problems that are a common occurrence in the field. After the installation phase, students then learn about how to place, plant, and maintain turfs, shrubs, and plantings for beautification of homes, businesses, and community areas.  

BCTHS/Paramus is proud to partner with Bergen Community College to offer our students the ability to gain five credits. This partnership exists due to the fact that our program goes far beyond simply the basic mechanics of landscaping. The most important part of the Environmental Design program is that our students learn the fundamentals of aesthetics and are able to apply them to real world applications. Students become proficient with the essential tools for design (i.e., scale ruler, measuring wheel as well as the state of the art Dynascape Computerized Landscape Design program, and google sketch up), and conduct work site analysis for design. 

Instructor: Andee Dixon (