Ashworth’s nationally accredited online skilled trades programs are among its most popular, including its professional landscape design course. And its Landscaping Community Group currently serves nearly 1,000 landscape design course students as well as non-student members (August 2012). This group is part of the nearly 130,000 member that make up the online Ashworth Community.
“Landscapers are known for creating inviting outdoor spaces for residential as well as commercial clients,” said Ryan Rode, Interactive Services Manager for Ashworth College. “Our Landscaping Community Group is a great resource for gathering professional information, networking and sharing ideas with other students taking a landscape design course.”
Ashworth has been educating working adults for more than 25 years, and with the launch of the Landscape Design Group, the online school provides a state-of-the-
• A network of motivated and engaged students and professionals who are willing to encourage others by sharing personal, professional and educational insights and successes.
• Online study groups comprised of current students enrolled in a landscape design course. Members readily offer assistance with landscape design course lessons and provide moral support to group members.
• Insights from practicing professionals. Subject matter experts often host live events to answer questions on how to start a landscaping business.
Successful landscape designers are appreciated for their knowledge of plants and of how well plants grow in different environments, in addition to their ability to integrate walkways and structures into the overall plan. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for landscape designers are favorable with employment projected to grow as much as 20 percent through 2020.
“I’ve been taking the landscape design course for the past month,” posted Landscape Design Community Group member A. Rodriguez. “I find it very interesting and there is a lot of very helpful information that you could apply to applications on the field. It’s also helping me a lot with my studies while taking the landscape design course.”
About Ashworth College
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.