Printed on 5/30/2024

Horticulture/Landscape Entrepreneur New

20-001-7 Certificate (C) 9 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

Would you like to own a horticulture or landscape business someday? With this certificate, you’ll learn the foundational skills necessary for small business ownership. In addition to your horticulture/landscape training, you'll also be exposed to all aspects of business ownership including customer identification, competitive analysis, legal formation, licensing, start-up costs and funding sources. This certificate can be combined with other degree programs.

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.

    Technical Studies (9 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Introduction to Horticulture
    10-001-111
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10001111
    • Credits: 3.00

    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.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • NATURE 94001001 - Landscape Tools

  • Landscape Estimating and Technical Reports
    10-001-145
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10001145
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers landscape project cost estimating, proposal preparation, and professional written and verbal communication. Students determine landscape project material, equipment, and labor costs, and prepare project proposals, sales presentations, and a lien letter and letter of introduction.

  • Entrepreneurship, Introduction to
    10-145-104
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10145104
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides students with opportunities to investigate, understand and apply the process of choosing entrepreneurship as a career path. Explores the entrepreneurial experience by focusing on an awareness of entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, business concept development and preliminary feasibility testing. Students gain the knowledge, skills, concepts and strategies relevant for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs. The practical hands-on approach encourages students to immerse themselves in the entrepreneurial experience.

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