Horticultural Plant Health Care | Western Technical College

Horticultural Plant Health Care


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Are you passionate about plants and eager to enter the "green industry"? Get ready to kickstart your career with a certificate in Horticulture Plant Health. This program provides a comprehensive overview of plants and plant health-related topics, offering valuable insights into plant identification, ornamental care, and soil characteristics.

As part of this program, you will undergo testing to obtain the State of Wisconsin Pesticide Applicators License, enhancing your qualifications in the field.

Upon successfully completing this certificate program, you will be well-prepared to either begin your career in the workforce or seamlessly transition into Western's Landscape Horticulture Technician technical diploma program for additional career opportunities and earning potential.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Horticultural Plant Health Care

This program will cost about $985* 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

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

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.

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