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Horticulture/Landscape Specialist

Share 32-001-2 Technical Diploma (TD) 65 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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If you are ready to lead others in landscape projects, then check out this program. Learn how to construct and maintain a landscape. You’ll also gain skills in hydroponics, irrigation systems, tissue culture, diagnostics and propagation. In addition, you will learn the latest best practices in organic lawn and land care. On the business side, you’ll learn everything from communication skills to sales and marketing to estimating and computer-aided design. Your training will also include sustainable practices and greenhouse management/operation. You’ll learn everything you need to know to supervise individuals in landscaping, nursery or greenhouse work.

Career Opportunities

  • Assistant Grower
  • Crew Leader
  • Foreman
  • Greenhouse Maintenance & Sales
  • Nursery Attendant

Estimated Program Cost

Horticulture/Landscape Specialist

This program will cost about $9,545.75*
based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Horticulture/Landscape Specialist

Term Availability
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015
Spring 2016

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses.

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Credit Transfer Options

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Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Communicate within the Horticulture Industry.
  • Select appropriate woody & herbaceous plant material.
  • Identify and maintain tropical plants.
  • Implement an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) program.
  • Diagnose plant abiotic and biotic problems.
  • Analyze soil and its influence on plant life.
  • Execute proper landscape maintenance.
  • Determine nutritional requirement of plants and methods of implementation.
  • Propagate and maintain plants for campus and community use.
  • Design and build landscapes.
  • Create and present a landscape design.
  • Develop a landscape construction design plan.
  • Operate a transit and laser level.
  • Use carpentry & masonry hand and power tools.
  • Teach safe operation & transport of landscape equipment.
  • Train for and take the Wisconsin Pesticide Certification Exam.
  • Implement green/sustainability/organics practices.
  • Budget, estimate, present and sell landscapes.
  • Develop a resume.
  • Develop a day  to day operational guide for mechanical systems of a greenhouse.
  • Learn and execute basic tissue culture practices.
  • Learn and execute basic hydroponic systems.
  • Learn and execute the procedures and operation of urban forestry and arboricultural practices.
  • Introduce the concepts of a business plan.
  • Learn and execute installation and maintenance of irrigation systems.
Additional Information
Tools will be required for this program.

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Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs, so you can get the right training at the right time in your career.

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