Friday – October 19, 2018

Landscape Horticulture Technician (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma

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

Mequon Campus
Program Code: 31-001-5

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

Overview — Land an entry-level position that meets your desire to work outdoors. This program prepares students for positions such as groundskeepers, greenhouse workers and landscape construction workers.

Career Pathway — After earning this technical diploma, you can apply your credits toward completing the Landscape Horticulture associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Career Outlook — Locally the job growth for entry-level landscaping positions indicates a high demand for skilled workers.

View gainful employment data about this program


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Identify common landscape plants
  • Operate common landscape equipment
  • Handle pesticides safely and to industry standards
  • Manage soils for effective plant growth
  • Estimate materials needed for landscaping
  • Read a landscape blueprint and apply knowledge of basic design principles


Admission Requirements  — The following is required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of basic skills proficiency through a course placement assessment


Possible Careers
Garden Center Manager
Grounds Manager
Landscape Construction Manager
Landscape Designer
Landscape Sales


Related Programs
Landscape Horticulture
Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology


Start Dates: August and January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students




(1) HORT-111 Introduction to Horticulture 3


(1) HORT-122 Landscape Design I 3


(1) HORT-114 Woody Ornamental Plants 3


(1) HORT-116 Landscape Equipment 3


(2) HORT-112 Horticulture Soils 3


(2) HORT-113 Ornamental Plant Health Care 3


(2) HORT-159 Survey of Herbaceous Plants 2


(2) HORT-126 Landscape Estimating and Bidding 3


(2) HORT-118 Landscape Business Principles 3


(2) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society 3


  (or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course  





‡ Prerequisite required.

Program 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.