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Horticulture Technician
Program Code: 31-001-1

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Technical Diploma: 1 Year, 34 Credits
Appleton Campus
Financial Aid Eligible

Career Opportunities

The Horticulture Technician program prepares you for employment in the horticulture and landscaping industry. As a graduate, you may obtain a position as a technician or sales consultant with a garden center or you may perform landscape installations and maintenance work on commercial, residential and recreational properties.

Program Description

In this one-year technical diploma program, you focus on the knowledge and skills needed for career entry into the horticulture and landscaping industry. Your instruction covers plant identification, landscape design, integrated pest management, plant maintenance, planting and pruning, soils and fertilizers, turf management, equipment maintenance and operations, and business operations.

Program/Plan Admission Requirements

Program Outcomes
  • Analyze growing media.
  • Diagnose plant health.
  • Communicate as a horticulture professional.
  • Apply design principles.
  • Provide horticulture maintenance.
  • Apply the principles of plant science.

Program Offered at This Location

  • Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive

Helpful High School Courses

Agriculture and natural sciences, computers, biology, math, and chemistry are useful classes.

Contact Us

For additional information, call or e-mail Jim Beard at (920) 996-2962 or visit the department website at

For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.

Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program