Skip to Main Content

Program Tips

Advising Tips

Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician

Technical Diploma  |  31-001-1  |  1-800-547-2882


Academic Advising & Student Success

Academic advisors assist students with developing academic plans based on their degree evaluations. Their goal is to plan the right pathway to graduation by maximizing students' potential and ensuring success based on the student's previous academic experience, career path, and responsibilities outside of being a student. Student success specialists assist students in overcoming barriers that many students encounter over their academic career. Their goal is to help students become academically successful by assisting with goal setting, interpersonal issues, success plans, and community-based referrals. More information can be found on Commons (Student Services & Support).

Academic Support

Free academic help including drop-in tutoring, test preparation, and technology support available online and face-to-face. More information is available on Commons (Student Services & Support).

Class Tips

  • Pesticide and Fertilizer Applications 001-113 (3 credits, 4 hours) – Students will be required to take the Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification exam as a part of this course. (It is strongly recommended that students take 804-134 Mathematical Reasoning before taking this course).
  • CDL Training 458-307 (2 credits), 458-310 (1 credit), and 458-311 (1 credit) – Not required or counted toward graduation. These courses allow a student to earn a Wisconsin Class A CDL. See academic advisor for details.

Tool Kit

You will be required to purchase an approved tool set that costs approximately $1000 through CVTC. These tools will be used throughout the program.

Technology Requirements

Technology required in the program is supplied in the tool kit.  It is recommended students have reliable internet access.

Computer Skills

Students that lack computer skills may want to consider taking 103-102 Microsoft Office Suite (2 credits).

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

CPL offers CVTC students an opportunity to earn college credit toward an associate degree or technical diploma for previous knowledge and mastered skills directly related to program curriculum. Previous knowledge and skills may be the result of work or volunteer experiences, certifications, apprenticeships, military experience, and courses completed at other institutions. If a student wishes to attempt CPL for a course in progress, it is imperative that CPL is attempted within the first week of the class to be eligible for a tuition refund. More information can be found at

804-134 Mathematical Reasoning

Students may be eligible to earn credit for the Mathematical Reasoning course if they have taken the WorkKeys assessment or scored a 25 or higher on the Math section of the ACT.  If students have met the ACT score or taken the WorkKeys test or would like to take the WorkKeys test in lieu of the Mathematical Reasoning course, please contact the Credit for Prior Learning office for more details.  Students are advised to contact CPL prior to the semester starting or within the first week of class to ensure that if they pursue CPL, they are eligible for a tuition refund.

Transfer Credit

Students planning to transfer to a university have the option to take 200-level courses that will count toward general education requirements in the four-year degree being pursued. While some of the 100-level general education courses listed on the program sheet may meet approval for transfer, the 200-level courses are more widely accepted for transfer. To determine what courses may transfer, utilize Students should also contact the college or university they are pursuing to determine exactly what the school will accept and when to seek admission. Students should maintain contact with the other institution, given that program requirements are subject to change.

Financial Aid Consideration

Courses must be part of the student�s program to be eligible although some specific courses may not be eligible for financial aid. Students must follow their program requirements to be eligible for financial aid. To be eligible for financial aid, students must maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress of a 2.0 Term GPA, 2.0 Cumulative GPA, complete 67% of attempted credits each semester, and complete their program by the time 150% of the published credits have been attempted.

Students with Disabilities

CVTC welcomes individuals with disabilities. We will provide and coordinate reasonable accommodations for all individuals with documented disabilities. Students that might benefit from accommodations during their college experience at CVTC can contact Diversity Resources at 715-833-6234 or to determine what accommodations they may be eligible for and what documentation may be required.

Title IX Pregnancy and Postpartum

CVTC does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions and will fully comply with Title IX regulations. Absences due to medical conditions relating to pregnancy and maternity leave will be excused for as long as deemed medically necessary by a student's medical provider, and students will be given the opportunity to make up missed work. Students are encouraged to contact Diversity Resources at 715-833-6234 or to set up an appointment as soon as the pregnancy is known.

Last Updated: February 22, 2024 @ 08:19 a.m.

Print Page

Printed: 4/21/2024 12:03 p.m.

Join Us To

Experience CVTC for Yourself

Explore CampusAttend an EventSchedule a Visit
I'm a(n)