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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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Career Opportunities

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Environmental Technician

Greenhouse Grower

Groundskeeper

Irrigation Install/Service Technician

Lawn Care Specialist

Graduate Employers

Acme Hardscapes

Down to Earth Garden Center

Spooner Agricultural Research Station

Just the Facts

Landscape, Plant & Turf Management
60 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Program Location //

Start Dates //
August

Start Dates //

   Financial Aid Eligible

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,241

Term 2

$

2,259

Term 3

$

308

Term 4

$

2,596

Term 5

$

2,428

Tools/Materials

$

858

Books

$

1,452

Estimated Total:  $12,142

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

Program Courses

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

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.

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

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.

Landscape, Plant & Turf Management Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

// Program Outcomes
 

100%
Employed

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

 

$39K
Yearly Salary

Our recent Landscape, Plant & Turf Management graduates reported an average starting salary of $38,937.

 

58
Regional Jobs

There are 58 job openings in the CVTC district for the Landscape, Plant & Turf Management industry.

 

Transfer
Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

 

Focus On Student Success

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.

Emma, 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

Animal Science Management, Associate Degree

Farm Business & Production Management, Technical Diploma

Farm Operation, 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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