The LTC Horticulture Technician program combines economic, social and environmental concepts so grads are work-ready. Known as comprehensive sustainability, it’s unique, demanding and essential for success.
Jenny Beltran, Admissions Specialist
Technical Diploma • 2 terms • 36 credits
Discover your career passion at LTC.
If your idea of career freedom is working independently, being active and outdoors in all kinds of weather, and expressing your creative flair, you should explore the Horticulture Technician program. Your good organization and critical thinking skills will be an asset in this hands-on, real world, service oriented career.
Come to LTC and let us help you cultivate and share your passion for horticulture.
Your career potential is endless with the LTC Horticulture Technician program. Whether you jump right into your career or build on your LTC credits to earn additional degrees, this program will prepare you to:
- Communicate within the horticulture industry
- Propagate and grow horticulture plants
- Justify the selection of appropriate plants
- Determine nutritional requirements of turf grasses and ornamentals
- Analyze soil and its influence on plant life
- Implement a landscape construction design plan
- Use carpentry and masonry hand and power tools
- Safely operate landscape equipment
- Install irrigation equipment
- Diagnose and treat pest problems on ornamental plants
- Receive training for Wisconsin Pesticide Certification exam
Your career payoff starts with your LTC degree and a potential annual starting salary of $24,962.
But, there's more. Employers hire our grads, promote them, and tell us they would recommend them to other employers. So what jobs can recent graduates expect?
Horticulture Technicians are needed in positions like:
- Gardening Services
- Landscape Installer
- Lawn Maintenance Technician
- Nursery and Greenhouse Assistant
- Pesticide Handlers
- Tree Trimmers and Pruners
Potential Employers include:
- Landscape Contractors
- Garden Centers