Alamance Community College

Team Members Excel in Landscaping Course

BrightView team members complete in-depth course and will be featured in promotional video

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Learning the fundamentals of landscaping is often the launching pad to a rewarding experience and career growth at BrightView. The horticulture depart at Alamance Community College in Graham, N.C., proves this theory with their popular basics of landscaping certification course.

Over the past two years, around 40 BrightView team members have completed the in-depth course. The 12-week curriculum provides a base for horticultural students by teaching all of the fundamentals of landscaping and showing them how to apply their knowledge in the real world.

Skills covered in the three-part course includes plant and soil science, small engine repair, irrigation basics, material calculations, leadership style, conflict management, and conversation cycles. These fundamentals help provide a foundation of landscaping skills and leadership, improving job performance.

“This challenging course gives BrightView participants a better foundation for doing many aspects of their job, including complex math and science skills related to landscaping,” said Will Marsh, BrightView Southeast Community Recruiter. “An important lesson taught in this course is communication to customers and staff to make our jobs more efficient.”

The hard-working BrightView students have impressed the college so much that they have been asked to take part in a promotional campaign for Alamance.

“BrightView’s part in this video will showcase how we utilize the program to enhance the knowledge of our staff, as well as show how Shamaine Anderson, an Enhancement Manager II with BrightView, applied this certification to his professional growth,” Marsh said.  

The video is set to be released in spring 2021 and will be used as a showcase tool for the college.

Alamance College is no stranger to educating landscape leaders as they have hosted the National Collegiate Landscape Competition in previous years. Learn more about the college here.