Landscape Horticulture Technician | Western Technical College

Landscape Horticulture Technician

Technical Diploma

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Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall, Spring

With an interest in creating, designing, building, and otherwise improving outdoor spaces, you’ll have many opportunities in the field of landscape horticulture.

A combination of creativity and technical knowledge of plants and soils, along with a desire to work outdoors, means you can find employment in a number of fields, including landscape design, landscape construction, and landscape maintenance. You could find yourself working in a greenhouses or garden center, a golf course, an outdoor sporting venue, or on a park or maintenance crew. You might even choose to go into business for yourself. And, you could be ready to enter your career within one year!

The nature of the Landscape Horticulture program demands that much of the learning takes place in the field and in Western’s on-campus Horticulture Education Center. You’ll learn to evaluate landscape construction systems, determine suitability of plants for placement, understand turf management, identify common landscape pests, and be able to identify soils and correct soil deficiencies, all with principles of sustainability in mind. Additionally, you will gain experience in our state of the art greenhouse facility.

*Please note that the delivery method for fall courses may change as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Landscape Horticulture Technician

This program will cost about $5,300* 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

Landscape Horticulture Technician 2018-2019 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding7
Employed in Related Occupation3
Employed in Non-related Occupations3
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education1
Not in Labor Market1

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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
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, 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 waivers 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.

Landscape Horticulture Technician

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