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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.

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

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Career Opportunities

Groundskeeper

Lawn Technician

Landscape Laborer

Just the Facts

Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician
28 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
One Year

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Start Dates //
August

   Financial Aid Eligible

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,472

Term 2

$

2,164

Books

$

585

Estimated Total:  $5,221

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Program Courses

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

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.

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 Technician Outcomes

Are you looking to advance your career, learn a new skill, or try something new? CVTC offers a wide variety of courses from beekeeping to leadership training and everything in between. Courses provided include for-credit and non-credit courses.

 

Transfer
Credits to Other Institutions

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

 

Focus On Student Success

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.

Bennett, 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

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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