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Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician Program Details

CVTC’s Landscape, Plant & Turf 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 Landscape, Plant & Turf 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.

Just the Facts

Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician
28 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $5,221

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Additional Information

Gainful Employment Data

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.

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These are a few of the courses you will take in the Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician 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.
  • Pesticide and Fertilizer Applications
    Students will learn about chemical classification, mode of action in plants, injury symptoms, resistance in plants and pests, mixing and loading concerns, application methods and concerns, recordkeeping and posting requirements.
  • 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.


  • Groundskeeper
  • Lawn Technician
  • Landscape Laborer

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