Landscape Technician

Technical Diploma

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As a landscape technician, you’ll find entry-level opportunities within today’s “green industry.” Much of your instruction will take place outside the classroom, including in Western’s Horticulture Education Center, as you learn basics of ornamental horticulture, soils, landscape design and maintenance, sustainability, and turf management.

The technician program ladders directly into the Landscape Horticulture associate's degree for increased career and earning potential.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Landscape Technician

This program will cost about $5,100* 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

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

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements


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Gainful Employment

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.

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Career Pathways

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