LANDSCAPE, PLANT & TURF MANAGEMENT

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.

Just the Facts

Landscape, Plant & Turf Management
66 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method
Face-to-Face

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Program Outcomes

Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $11,850

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Pathway Credentials

Horticulture Technician

Embedded Technical Diploma

CVTC’s Horticulture Technician is a one-year embedded technical diploma that can lead directly into the Landscape, Plant & Turf Management program. If you enjoy working with your hands and being outdoors, this program is the right choice for you. You will gain an understanding of soils, insects, diseases, and weeds, with a focus on landscaping and turf management. The Horticulture Technician technical diploma will prepare you for a job in the industry, with a variety of hands on learning activities. Upon completion of this one-year program, you will also receive your Wisconsin Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to apply their credits to the Landscape, Plant, and Turf Management Associate Degree program.

Career Opportunities

  • Groundskeeper
  • Lawn Technician
  • Landscape Laborer

Just the Facts

Horticulture Technician
28 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program
One Year

Delivery Method:
Face-to-Face

Program Location:
Eau Claire

Start Dates:
August

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Non-Traditional Occupation

Gainful Employment

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $4,543

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80%
Get a Job

80% of our Landscape, Plant & Turf Management graduates get a job in the industry.

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$29K
Make More Money

Our recent Landscape, Plant, & Turf Management graduates reported an average starting salary of $29,475.

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80%
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.

Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Landscape, Plant & Turf Management program. For more detailed course info click here.

  • 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.

Careers

  • Environmental Technician
  • Greenhouse Grower
  • Landscape Crew Member
  • Lawn Care Specialist
  • Sales Associate

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