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Landscape Construction Technician

20-001-4 Certificate (C) 15 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

Develop a solid foundation in landscape design and construction to become an important member of the landscaping team. Learn how to bring a project design to life with a management system and an action plan. You’ll learn the best practices of using brick and block, and work with plants and equipment to create award-winning designs. You will be a valued member of the landscaping team with these skills.


*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Equipment Operation, Horticulture
Teaches students how to operate a variety of landscape equipment. Hands-on training will require the students to acquire an understanding of the safe operation of equipment. Focus will be on pre-operation, operation, and post-operation procedures and skills.
Landscape Design 1
Focuses on the landscape design process through the understanding of concepts such as outdoor room, design principles, site function and form composition. The course also includes drafting, site analysis and graphics.
Landscape Construction 1
Covers site conditions, landscape tools, and design plan implementation.
Ornamental Plant Health Care
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.
Landscape Design 2
Teaches students to design and detail landscape projects. Topics covered will include construction elements, elevations, 3D imagery, and simulated walk-throughs using CAD Landscape Design Software.
Prereq: Landscape Design 1 (10001174)
Landscape Construction 2
Teaches students to work with advanced construction projects, materials and methods. Students learn to develop a mobilization plan and a management system for project implementation.
Prereq: Landscape Construction 1 (10001181)

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