Tuesday – February 19, 2019

Arboriculture (2017-2018)

School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Career Cluster
Mequon Campus

For Information: 414-297-6315
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200

The courses in this certificate provide skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the tree care profession. Students will gain hands-on training in tree climbing, pruning, tree removal, cable and bracing, tree care equipment, planting, tree and shrub identification, and plant health care. Students work with small and large trees, and safe work practices are emphasized.

These courses prepare the student to obtain a Certified Arborist designation through the International Society of Arboriculture.


Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 




HORT-127 Arboriculture I (Introduction to Tree Care) 3
HORT-128 Arboriculture II (Climbing and Pruning) 3
HORT-129 Arboriculture II (Rigging and Removal) 3
HORT-114 Woody Ornamental Plants 3
HORT-113 Ornamental Plant Health Care 3
HORT-171 Exterior Plant Pests 2


All credits must be earned at MATC with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Upon completion of the certificates's requirements, the student's transcript is notated with the credential earned.

Some certificates can be earned while completing associate degrees and/or technical diplomas that are eligible for financial aid. Certificate programs alone are not eligible for financial aid; consult an MATC advisor for information.

Curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Page updated March 2017.