Friday – January 17, 2020

Landscape Horticulture Technician (2019-2020)

Technical Diploma

School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Career Cluster

Mequon Campus
Program Code: 31-001-5

For Information: 414-297-6315
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200

Overview — 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.

Career Pathway — After earning this technical diploma, you can apply your credits toward completing the Landscape Horticulture associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


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

View gainful employment data about this program


Program Learning Outcomes

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


Admission Requirement

  • High school diploma or GED


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


Related Programs
Landscape Horticulture
Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology


Start Dates: August and January

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

Sixteen-Week Terms
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students





(1) HORT-111 Introduction to Horticulture 3


(1) HORT-112 Horticulture Soils 3


(1) HORT-114 Woody Ornamental Plants 3


(1) HORT-116 Landscape Equipment 3


(2) HORT-122 Landscape Design I 3


(2) HORT-113 Ornamental Plant Health Care 3


(2) HORT-159 Survey of Herbaceous Plants 2


(2) HORT-126 Landscape Estimating and Bidding 3


(2) HORT-118 Landscape Business Principles 3


(2) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society 3


    (or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course  






‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

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


Page updated April 2019.