Landscape Horticulture Technician | Western Technical College

Landscape Horticulture Technician

Technical Diploma

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Western's Landscape Horticulture program is designed for people who are passionate about plants, landscaping, and the intricate world of horticulture. Our program blends theoretical knowledge and practical experience, ensuring you not only grasp the essential concepts but also master the hands-on skills crucial in the field. Deep dive into plant identification and taxonomy, explore plant biology and greenhouse operations, and become a landscape transformation and design expert. Our courses cover a variety of topics integral to horticulture. You will engage in interactive workshops, scenario-based learning, and real-world projects, providing a holistic and immersive learning experience.

Your time in our program will challenge and enrich your understanding of plants and their environments. You'll learn to navigate the complexities of plant care, pest management, and sustainable landscaping practices, equiping you to create flourishing landscaptes in harmony with nature. We also explore advanced horticulture techniques, landscape site assessments, and the intricacies of retail greenhouse management, preparing you for a successful career in the horticultural industry. Our courses on soil science and sustainable landscape design add depth to your knowledge, ensuring a well-rounded education. By the end of the program, you will have transformed your passion for plants into practical skills and knowledge, ready to make a significant impact in the world of landscape horticulture.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Landscape Horticulture Technician

This program will cost about $4,925* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, view the Tuition page or Cost of Attendance document.

* 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 an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Plant Health Care Technician
Landscape Installation Technician
Lawn Care Technician
Greenhouse Technician
Irrigation Installation Technician
Tree & Shrub Care Technician
Landscape Maintenance Technician

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Analyze growing media
  • Diagnose plant health
  • Communicate as a horticulture professional
  • Apply design principles
  • Provide horticulture maintenance
  • Apply the principles of plant science

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

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.

Landscape Horticulture Technician

Career Pathways

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