Grounds Keeping/Automotive Maintenance

About this Major

This career field can be physically demanding. Workers must have the flexibility to work while kneeling and/or bending. Prolonged working and standing is often necessary to accomplish tasks. For success in this career, you should have basic reading and math skills, the ability to make decisions, the ability to work both independently and as a team member, the ability to maintain composure while working under pressure, and the ability to multi-task.


At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors


Rockwell Campus Center, Service Careers Entrance

Total Hours Required



  • Part-time only: 18 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate


Daytime only, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • Students may enroll in either AM or PM session

Student Resources

Uniform Purchase Instructions


  • Service Careers Life Skills 108 hours
  • Workforce Staging 108 hours
  • Grounds Keeping and Tool Operations I 67 hours
  • Small Engine/Automotive Shop Safety 18 hours
  • Service Careers Engine Operations 63 hours
  • Grounds Keeping and Tool Operations II 67 hours
  • Grounds Keeping and Tool Operations III 64 hours
  • Grounds Keeping and Tool Operation Capstone 42 hours
  • An Overview of Horticulture 9 hours
  • Plants in the Landscape 30 hours
  • Lawn Establishment and Maintenance 18 hours
  • Container Grown Plants 6 hours
  • APMT Lube Technician 81 hours
  • APMT Tire Technician 81 hours
  • CareerSafe 92 hours
  • Industry Certification 54 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • N/A

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Uniforms (2): up to $78

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students


Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$7.25 - $10

per hour

Pass Rate



Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Lawn care companies, landscaping crews, tree service companies, quick lube automotive centers, tire centers

Grounds Keeping and Automotive service major