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Technical Diploma

Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician

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Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician Overview

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.

Part of a career pathway, the Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician technical diploma credits apply toward the Landscape, Plant & Turf Management associate degree if you choose to continue your education. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.

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Just the Facts

Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician
28 Credit Technical Diploma

Program Length
One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

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Financial Aid Eligible


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $6,038

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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

Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician professionals make an average starting salary of $34,824.



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


Regional Jobs

There are 251 job openings in the CVTC district for the Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician industry.

* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.


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 Technician 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.

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.

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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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Bennett, Landscape, Plant & Turf Management Student

When I was in high school, I worked at a golf course and my dad had a landscape business, so I’ve always been around this grounds keeping work. I went to a university first, but I heard about the CVTC Landscape, Plant and Turf Management program from people talking about it. I came home and took a tour at CVTC and loved the new Energy Education Center. It’s amazing.


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

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Landscape, Plant & Turf Management, Associate Degree

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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