PROGRAM DESCRIPTION - Through hands-on coursework, learn a broad range of horticulture subjects, from plant maintenance and landscape planning to operation of equipment.
Sustainable and environmental horticulture operations; maintaining healthy trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants; selecting and installing plant material; operating equipment; and developing and executing landscape plans are covered to prepare you for careers in the horticulture/landscaping field. For hands-on learning, the Mequon Campus features a greenhouse and extensively landscaped grounds.
Each year, students participate in the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Student Landscape Competition and Career Days, as well as the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Student Career Days. MATC’s Horticulture Club is a very active student organization.
Classes are offered full-time days or part-time evenings; students choose one of three program tracks: Design, Landscape Construction, or Landscape Maintenance and Arboriculture.
CAREER OUTLOOK - Arborists, horticulturists, landscape designers and landscapers are in steady demand year-round. Typical career settings include landscape companies, garden centers, municipal parks and recreational properties. Possible careers also include grounds manager, garden center manager and landscape construction manager.