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Landscape Worker

31-001-4 Technical Diploma (TD) Part Time and Full Time 29 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

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

Receive hands-on training for a career as a Landscape Worker. You’ll learn how to develop and maintain lawns and gardens using hand or power tools, as well as landscaping equipment. Some of the skills you’ll gain are sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking and installation of basic garden borders, paths and structures.

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 (23 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Irrigation Systems
10-001-116
1Credit
36
18
N/A
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.
Equipment Operation, Horticulture
10-001-117
2Credit
54
54
N/A
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.
Organic Land Care
10-001-131
2Credit
54
54
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. The study and installation of organic inputs for healthy landscapes. Students will brew compost tea, make compost and operate lawn care equipment. Topics explored will include alternative lawn and land care practices, practical business applications and environmental implications of current practices.
Landscape Plants, Maintenance of
10-001-170
3Credit
108
54
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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 Construction 1
10-001-181
3Credit
72
90
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Covers site conditions, landscape tools, and design plan implementation.
Workplace Diversity
31-809-304
2Credit
54
27
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Develops basic skills needed to work with diverse groups of people in the workplace.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Horticulture Work Experience 2
10-001-142
2Credit
144
0
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. A two-credit course that deals with independent horticulture/landscape work experience, which is planned with each student and FVTC staff. Department consent is required.
Essential Workplace Communication
31-801-320
3Credit
108
54
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides fundamental communication skills required in the workplace including telephone, email and social media etiquette; listening; asking questions; clarifying; providing information; interpreting non-verbal cues; and understanding interpersonal conversations.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Essential Workplace Math
31-804-310
3Credit
108
54
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Prepares learner to engage in financial transactions including comparing costs and making change, calculate percentages, and create and use budgets.
Workplace Organization
31-890-308
2Credit
72
36
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Provides an overview of skills and behaviors needed in a variety of workplace settings including filing, scheduling, creating and maintaining an effective and efficient work space.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

Occupational Supportive (6 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
College Success: On Course
10-890-100
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. On Course helps you learn a number of proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional and personal success. You will discover how to create a rich, fulfilling life by developing new beliefs and behaviors. College Success: On Course empowers you to make wise choices in your academic and personal life which leads to improved experiences and outcomes.
Human Relations
31-809-300
2Credit
54
27
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Explores practical applications of issues in psychology and human behavior that affect a person's daily life. The objective is to enhance the student's quality of life by developing an awareness of the connection between his/her personal life and work life. This course is intended for technical diploma students.
Employability Strategies
10-890-103
1Credit
18
36
N/A
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Designed to ease the student's transition from school to the world of work. The strategies of getting a job and the interpersonal skills needed in keeping it are emphasized. Topics include the job search, employment correspondence, application for employment and job interviewing. These topics are enhanced by mock interviews, individualized job search planning and employment advising, and presentations from human resource personnel.
Personal Leadership
31-890-309
2Credit
72
36
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Student will develop skills in personal planning; goal-setting, prioritizing, time management and self-advocacy.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

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