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Landscape Construction Technician

20-001-4 Certificate (C) 12 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

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
Options
Introduction to Horticulture
10-001-111
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Provides an overview of the horticulture profession, including its role and importance throughout history. Current trends and career opportunities will be covered. Particular attention is given to horticulture crops, plant classification, their use, and the interrelationships between the environment, plant growth and plant development.
Irrigation Systems
10-001-116
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Develops a basic understanding of an irrigation system. The focus is on irrigation installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, repairs and system design.
Landscape Construction 1
10-001-181
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Covers site conditions, landscape tools, and design plan implementation.
Greenhouse and Turf Pest Management
10-001-113
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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.
Equipment Operation, Horticulture
10-001-117
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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.

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