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Landscape, Plant and Turf Management

Landscape, Plant & Turf Management

  • Associate Degree - Two Years
  • Program Code: 10-001-1
  • Eligible for Financial Aid
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  • Landscape Installer
  • Landscape Design/Sales
  • Grounds Manager
  • Garden Center Manager
  • Nursery Production
  • Greenhouse Supervisor

If this is how you would describe yourself, the Landscape, Plant and Turf Management-Horticulture Program may be what you need to begin a rewarding career:

  • Interested in plants and/or landscaping
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Prefer a hands-on career field
  • Have an eye for detail
  • Learn quickly

You'll be provided with well-rounded horticultural training, real-life experience, and the business skills necessary for a life-long career owning, managing, or working in a horticulture business in an environmentally sustainable and financially profitable manner. The program provides you with a broad background in landscape and turf management, plant selection, certified pesticide application training, working with diverse populations, and environmentally sustainable management practices.

This is a broad-based program, and you will receive training in all core career components including:

  • Landscape Management
  • Golf Course and Athletic Field Management
  • Greenhouse Operation and Management
  • Interior Plantscaping
  • Vegetable and Fruit Production

Communities, businesses, golf courses, and institutions such as universities recognize the importance of good landscaping and are expected to continue to provide good employment opportunities for landscape, plant, and turf management specialists. More and more homeowners are contracting with outside firms to maintain their landscaping. Interest in locally-produced foods is growing. All of these trends point to good career opportunities. You have options!

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 66
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 80 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
ACT Composite Score: 18 or higher

Admission Process Complete

Once the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)



Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.