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Horticulture Technician

31-001-1 Technical Diploma (TD) Part Time and Full Time 30 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

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

If you yearn to grow things and enjoy working with your hands, this could be a good career choice for you. Gain the knowledge and skills to enter the field of horticulture and landscaping. You will learn to identify plants, design landscapes, manage pests and nurture plants. The program also includes planting and pruning, soils and fertilizers, turf management, equipment maintenance and operations, and business operations. You will be able to create and maintain beautiful environments for businesses and home owners.

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.

    Occupational Specific (30 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Horticulture Soils
    10-001-112
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10001112
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the properties of soils and applies them to horticultural uses as a growing medium and as an engineering base for landscaping.

  • Turf Management
    10-001-130
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10001130
    • Credits: 2.00

    Studies the overall basics of turf applications including soils, lawn installation, Wisconsin grasses, Integrated Pest Management and maintenance.

  • Woody Ornamental Plant ID
    10-001-158
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10001158
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explains plant classification and identification techniques. Students will utilize these techniques to properly name and identify commonly used deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. Culture and care will also be discussed.

  • 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.

  • Landscape Plants, Maintenance of
    10-001-170
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10001170
    • Credits: 3.00

    Studies the maintenance and care of woody plants, including evergreens, vines, garden flowers, bulbs and nursery stock. Discusses pruning, training, fertilizing, watering, planting, physical and chemical control of plant growth, transplanting, winterizing, weed control and production.

  • Landscape Design 1
    10-001-174
    3Credit
    90
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10001174
    • Credits: 3.00

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Equipment Operation, Horticulture
    10-001-117
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10001117
    • Credits: 2.00

    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 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.

  • 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.

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