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Landscape, Plant & Turf Management Program Details

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 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.

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Just the Facts

Landscape, Plant & Turf Management
60 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $10,784

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

Non-Traditional Occupation

Landscape, Plant & Turf Management 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. Learn more about Career Pathways.

How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application.  If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Get a Job

86% of our Landscape, Plant & Turf Management graduates get a job in the industry.

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Make More Money

Our recent Landscape, Plant, & Turf Management graduates reported an average starting salary of $38,971.

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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.


These are a few of the courses you will take in the Landscape, Plant & Turf Management program.
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  • 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.


  • Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
  • Environmental Technician
  • Greenhouse Grower
  • Groundskeeper
  • Irrigation Install/Service Technician
  • Lawn Care Specialist

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!

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