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HIGHLAND HILLS – The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has announced that the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Plant Science and Landscape Technology program has earned their reaccreditation status. After a recent site visit to Tri-C®, PLANET granted provisional full accreditation of the program through 2017.

The PLANET accreditation program is an “industry accreditation,” driven by the needs of the landscape industry. It provides recognition for schools with four or two-year programs that meet the needs of the landscape industry, and is the only recognized endorsement offered to colleges and universities with landscape and/or horticulture curricula. Tri-C® is one of only 26 institutions of higher learning offering Bachelor of Science or Associate of Sciences programs that are PLANET accredited.

The Tri-C® Plant Science & Landscape Technology program housed at the Eastern Campus prepares students for the field of landscape and ornamental horticulture. The program, which offers an Associate of Applied Science degree as well as various certificates, is currently experiencing the highest enrollment it has seen in several years. Students can choose from a variety of focuses including Garden Center Operations and Design/Build, with certificates available in Landscape Technology and Landscape Contracting.

PLANET is an international association serving lawn care professionals, landscape management, design/build professionals and interior plantscapers. With nearly 3,500 member companies and affiliates, these businesses and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals. PLANET’s mission is to cultivate and safeguard opportunities for these professionals who create and enhance the world’s landscapes.

For more information about the Tri-C® Plant Science & Landscape Technology program, contact program manager Dave Emmitt at 216-987-2235 or


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