What is the NCLC?

The National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) is an annual four-day competitive event that attracts hundreds of students majoring in landscape related programs from colleges and universities across the country. This event is held each March at a different host college or university.

Over 100 companies from all over the country participate in NCLC. Every one of them is looking for employees. We benefit from outstanding alumni who work for many of these companies. This is important when you consider that more than 65 colleges and universities also participate. If you choose to attend NCLC, you will be expected to represent the best of BYU in attending workshops, interviewing, competing, and making sure everyone has a great time. You will also be expected to actively participate in the club's main fundraiser, stadium cleanup, which funds a good portion of the trip.

For those competing in an event: 
To access your event study material 
click here

    T-shirt Design Contest

2017 application: NCLC2017Application.doc

The application deadline is November 30th, 2016
Turn finished applications in to room 2125 LSB 


Take a look at highlights from last year's event!






List of Events

  1. 3D Exterior Landscape Design
  2. Annual & Perennial Identification
  3. Arboriculture Techniques - NOTE: There will be an online qualifying test prior to arrival.  
  4. Business Management
  5. Compact Excavator Operation
  6. Computer Aided Landscape Design
  7. Construction Cost Estimating
  8. Exterior Landscape Design
  9. Hardscape Installation - NOTE: There will be an online qualifying test prior to arrival. 
  10. Interior Landscape Design
  11. Interior Plant Identification
  12. Irrigation Assembly
  13. Irrigation Design
  14. Irrigation Troubleshooting - NOTE: There will be an online qualifying test prior to arrival.  
  15. Landscape Lighting - NOTE: There will be an online qualifying test prior to arrival. 
  16. Landscape Maintenance Operations - NOTE: There will be an online qualifying test prior to arrival.  
  17. Landscape Plant Installation
  18. Maintenance Cost Estimating
  19. Personnel Management
  20. Plant Problem Diagnosis
  21. Sales Presentation
  22. Skid Steer Loader Operation (formerly Compact Track Loader Operation)
  23. Small Engine Repair
  24. Tractor Loader Backhoe Operation
  25. Truck & Trailer Operation
  26. Turf & Weed Identification
  27. Wood Construction
  28. Woody Ornamental Plant Identification