Landscape Horticulture Technician

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Program Information

  • Location: Mequon Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 31-001-5
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Landscape Horticulture Technician Diploma


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. The coursework emphasizes hands-on learning.

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

You can apply your credits toward completing the Landscape Horticulture associate degree.

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Landscape Horticulture

For opportunities that require outdoor work, creativity and plant knowledge, check out horticulture/landscape careers. This program includes coursework in landscape maintenance and arboriculture, and emphasizes hands-on learning.

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) HORT-111 Introduction to Horticulture 3
(1) HORT-112 Horticulture Soils 3
(1) HORT-114 Survey of Woody Ornamental Plants 3
(1) HORT-116 Landscape Equipment 3
(2) HORT-113 Ornamental Plant Health Care 3
(2) HORT-118 Landscape Business Principles 3
(2) HORT-122 Landscape Design 1 3
(2) HORT-126 Landscape Estimating and Bidding 3
(2) HORT-159 Survey of Herbaceous Plants 2
(2) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI or HIST course

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

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2020-2021 Program Card

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Program Outcomes

  • Utilize growing media
  • Examine plant health
  • Communicate as a horticulture professional
  • Provide horticulture maintenance
  • Apply the principles of plant science

Career Outlook

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

Possible Careers

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


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Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Academic & Career Pathway

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, T Building, Room T200
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/28/2020