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Associate Degree

Landscape, Plant & Turf Management

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Landscape, Plant & Turf Management Overview

Do you have a green thumb? Does the thought of working outdoors interest you? CVTC offers a broad-based Landscape, Plant & Turf Management 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 trees, shrubs and flowering plants
  • Design and building of landscapes
  • Proper plant maintenance and pruning techniques
  • Insect and disease management
  • Nutrient requirements of plants
  • Exposure to golf course and lawn care management
  • Sustainable vegetable and fruit production
  • General greenhouse management

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

Part of a career pathway, you will already have credits toward the Landscape, Plant & Turf Management program if you completed the Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician technical diploma at CVTC. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.

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Just the Facts

Landscape, Plant & Turf Management
60 Credit Associate Degree

Program Length
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

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Financial Aid Eligible


Advanced Placement Available


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $11,822

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Career Opportunities

Greenhouse Assistant




Lawn Technician

Graduate Employers

Briarwood Cottages

Country Club of the Rockies

Down to Earth Garden Center

Eau Claire Golf & Country Club

Green Oasis

RainMaster Lawn Systems

Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Our recent Landscape, Plant & Turf Management graduates reported an average starting salary of $44,978.


Regional Jobs

There are 46 job openings in the CVTC district for the Landscape, Plant & Turf Management industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Landscape, Plant & Turf Management program.

Sample Courses

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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Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways  What is a career pathway?

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers.

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Emma, Landscape, Plant & Turf Management Student

We learn about a vast variety of things in the green industry. There’s sustainability, fruits and vegetables, greenhouse management, turf management, and landscape design. You can learn about your interests and even discover new ones.


Landscape, Plant & Turf Management Student

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Agronomy Management, Associate Degree

Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician, Technical Diploma

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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Admission Requirements

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