Bee-on-pink-flower-WEB-SM.jpgUpon successful completion of 4 core courses and 1 elective course, students earn the Gaia College Diploma in Organic Land Care. Gaia College online courses run 14 weeks; starting in January, May, and September. 

Certain courses aren’t offered each semester so for your planning purposes please see our Course Schedule Calendar below. 

For students who are interested in the Diploma Program, there is no need to register for the entire program when signing up for the first course or any other subsequent course. There is also no time limit on the completion of the Diploma. 

Course Schedule Calendar

Core Courses

Course Name Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Winter 2023
Start Date May 19 Sept. 12  Jan. 9
Finish Date Aug. 12 Dec. 16 Apr. 14
Organic Horticulture Specialist or Organic Master Gardener Yes Yes Yes
Ecological Plant Knowledge 1 - Natives Yes Yes  N/A
Landscape Design Basics with SketchUp Pro Yes Yes Yes
Ecological Landscape Design N/A Yes Yes

Elective Courses

Course Name Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Winter 2023
Start Date May 19 Sept. 12 Jan. 9
Finish Date Aug. 12 Dec. 16 Apr. 14
Business Skills for Land Care Professionals N/A Yes TBD
Ecological Plant Knowledge 2 - Ornamentals Yes Yes N/A
Growing Food Yes Yes Yes
Living Green Infrastructure N/A Yes N/A
Rainwater Harvesting and Management Yes Yes Yes 

 

Courses Taken Through Educational Partners

We recognize courses taken through Educational Partners, both online and classroom. 


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