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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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Landscape, Plant & Turf Technician
28 Credit Technical Diploma
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Estimated Total: $5,221*
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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.
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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
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