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Designing & Installing Retaining Walls

Course Code: AL0206CA17

Retaining Wall Design and Installation Training

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Last Held: January 30, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

*Please join us for an additional day of hands-on training (April 18, 2017), and bring safety glasses if you have them. You will be asked to sign a basic waiver form. Note that the date for hands-on training was changed due to weather conditions.

Next offerings tentatively planned for January 2018. Registration will open when course dates are confirmed.

Designing & Installing Retaining Walls Training

Past Hands-On Training Day Project

Retaining walls provide an excellent way to increase usable property space, control erosion, and provide aesthetic detail to a property. Designing and building a sound retaining wall requires an understanding of many different factors. This class offers a basis to design and install a variety of different walls. Classroom instruction will focus on design factors, material selection, and estimating.

We will then be holding a free *additional day of hands-on training on March 29, 2017 in order to test your skills by building an actual wall. Your retaining wall abilities will provide an added high value option to your existing client services offered. This class works in conjunction with the Concrete Pavers course.

Who should take this course?
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Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
This is a a required course for the Rutgers Landscape Management II Certificate program.


The January 30, 2017 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
5 CEUs

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
6 Technical

Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) Credits
5.0 hours

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers
5.75 credits

Rutgers CEUs

For the latest credit information, please call (848) 932-7483.

Early Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


For the course day, continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost. For the hands-on training day, donuts will be provided for breakfast and pizza will be provided for lunch.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Designing & Installing Retaining Walls" or Course Code AL0206) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

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Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

Who Should Take This Course?

If you're a member of one of the following groups, then this class is definitely for you!

  • Gardener
  • Horticulturalist
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Field Supervisor
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Public Works Supervisor / Crew
  • Parks Supervisor / Crew
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