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Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program

MasterScapes apprenticeship program will provide you with the tools you need to become experienced in the landscaping industry. This includes property care maintenance, landscaping, irrigation, and treatment. The program requires 2,000 hours of on-the-job training as well as a minimum of 144 hours in the classroom or online equivalent. Those who successfully complete the program will be among the first in the state Texas to earn the new Landscaping Management Technician designation, demonstrating mastery of the landscape trade. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have earned a high school diploma or a GED equivalent, and enjoy the outdoors and working in a team environment.

Why become an Apprentice?

Paid Job

Earn as you learn with a guaranteed wage increase as you develop new skills


Gain workplace-relevant skills in the field of your choice through on-the-job learning


Connect with mentor(s) in your chosen industry who can help you advance your career


Receive an industry-recognized and nationally-portable credential 

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What do Apprentices learn?

Organize equipment, tools and materials for maintenance projects, load truck

Maintain tools, equipment; check and advise vehicle maintenance

Mow, edge, and trim turf areas and use backpack blower

Weed, rake and cultivate shrub, groundcover and turf areas

Plant, cultivate, maintain flowerbeds and potted plants

Prune shrubs and trees

Apply fertilizers

Renovate, seed, and sod lawns

Aerate, vertical mow, and top dress existing turf areas

Water, prune, fertilize, mulch, and perform leaf removal

Program automatic and manual watering schedules

Identify correctly the plants and flowers used on projects under maintenance and care