Horticultural Plant Health Care

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Program Number: 

610011

Credits: 

12.00

Green thumbs wanted! Prepare to enter the “green industry” with a certificate in Horticulture Plant Health. The program offers a broad view of plants and plant health issues. You will learn plant identification, turf management, care of ornamentals, and characteristics of various soils.

All students will test for the State of Wisconsin Pesticide Applicators License as part of the class.

Upon completion of this certificate program, students are ready to enter the workforce or move into Western's Landscape Technician diploma program and an associate’s degree in Landscape Horticulture.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Horticultural Plant Health Care

This program will cost about $1,900* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services or call 608-785-9553 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Lawn Care Technician
Golf Course Crew
Greenhouse Grower Staff
Garden Center Associate
Landscape Maintenance Crew
Organic Vegetable Assistant Grower

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Horticultural Plant Health Care

Career Pathways

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