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Greenhouse Grower/Plant Propagation Technician

20-001-3 Certificate (C) 17 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Put your green thumb to good use while preparing for this satisfying career field. Through hands-on experience and the study of industry best practices, you will learn about plant propagation and diagnostics, and will gain skills in greenhouse management. You’ll also learn how to design and maintain an interior plantscape. The study of ornamental plant health care is included to provide you with a broad knowledge base.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Plant Propagation
    10-001-108
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10001108
    • Credits: 2.00

    Addresses production and propagation techniques for growing plants. Students will explore using a variety of equipment and methods.

    Coreq: Landscape Tools 94001001
  • Survey of Herbaceous Plants
    10-001-159
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10001159
    • Credits: 3.00

    Studies commonly used annual, bulb and perennial herbaceous plants, with an emphasis on their use in the landscape, culture and care.

    Coreq: Landscape Tools 94001001
  • Hydroponic Growing & Systems
    10-001-121
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10001121
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explores various hydroponic systems, their specific plant material, and growing conditions. Students will work hands-on with several units and plant materials.

  • Greenhouse and Turf Pest Management
    10-001-113
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10001113
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on training to successfully pass the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam (which is proctored in this class). Additionally, students will be familiarized with chemical handling, mixing, calibration and application via field exercises.

  • Tissue Culture Propagation
    10-001-115
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10001115
    • Credits: 2.00

    Teaches students how to set up a tissue culture lab and propagate plants, in vast numbers, using laboratory conditions. Class will propagate several types of plant material.

  • Greenhouse Transition to Summer
    10-001-119
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10001119
    • Credits: 1.00

    Is designed to give the learner the experience of working in a greenhouse during the transitional period of spring to summer plant tasks and needs. This class will include plant care both in greenhouse and in shade house. Also covered will be after care of greenhouse, hoop houses, and shade house facilities.

  • Interiorscaping
    10-001-122
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10001122
    • Credits: 2.00

    Studies the identification, characteristics, and physical requirements of interior plants.

  • Plant Diagnostics
    10-001-140
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10001140
    • Credits: 2.00

    Covers the science of making proper diagnoses of plant insects and disease problems and appropriate control strategies. Students will learn the difference between signs and symptoms and identification of problem plants.

    Coreq: Landscape Tools 94001001
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