Landscape, Plant & Turf Management

Program Description

Do you have a green thumb? Does the thought of working outdoors interest you? CVTC offers a broad-based Landscape, Plant & Turf Management-Horticulture program in which you will receive training in the following areas:

  • Landscape management
  • Golf course and athletic field management
  • Greenhouse operation and management
  • Vegetable and fruit production
  • Interior plantscaping

You will gain the following skills:

  • Selection of appropriate woody and herbaceous plants
  • Implementation of IPM (Integrated Pest Management)
  • Prescription of proper maintenance
  • Determination of nutrition requirements of turf, grasses, and ornamentals
  • Implementation of sustainable vegetable and fruit production
  • Communication within the horticulture industry
  • Installation and maintenance of irrigation
  • Design and building of landscapes

In addition to classroom instruction, this program includes an internship allowing you to apply your skills in the field.

Just The Facts

Program Name: Landscape, Plant & Turf Management
Degree Type: Associate
Length of Program: Two Years
Start Date: August
Program Location: Eau Claire
Total Credits: 66 
Financial Aid Eligible: Yes
Non-Traditional Occupation
Program Outcomes

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books:


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How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application and entrance requirements, which could include a COMPASS exam and Inventory of Student Success. If you are ready to apply now, click here.

Get more detailed information and specific program requirements.

Call 1-800-547-CVTC for more help

Get a Job

100% of our Landscape, Plant & Turf Management graduates get a job in the industry.

Make More Money

Our recent Landscape, Plant & Turf Management graduates reported an average starting salary of $22,955.

Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.

Career Outlook

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Workforce Information, a 9% growth is projected in horticulture positions in CVTC’s 11-county area by 2016.

Many graduates progress into a wide variety of landscaping, lawn, and turf-care occupations.

Dig into a horticulture career today!


  • Customer Service/Retail
  • Environmental Technician
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Lawn Care Specialist
  • Superintendent



These are a few of the courses you will take in the Landscape, Plant & Turf Management program. For more detailed course info click here.

  • Turf Management & Irrigation Systems
    The course will include nutrient needs, integrated pest management, diagnosis of problems, corrective strategies, irrigation principles, and irrigation implementation.
  • Landscape Design/Construction
    Students will learn how to create a sustainable landscape design that is functional, maintainable, environmentally sound, cost effective, and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Integrated Plant/Pest Management
    The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose plant problems and control strategies in the landscape. Particular attention is given to insects, diseases, weeds, and cultural needs of landscape plants.

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