Urban Forestry Technician

Urban Forestry Technician

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Looking for a unique and rewarding career with many job opportunities? Does our indoor climbing lab and aerial lift trainer intrigue you? Check out our Urban Forestry Technician program!

This program provides you with the skills employers desire, such as pruning, plant healthcare, tree planting/maintenance, plant identification, tree risk assessment, and landscape installation/management.  Hands-on learning opportunities include aerial tree work, plant sales, campus landscape design/maintenance, chainsaw service projects, and tree identification. Graduates are eligible for careers in arboriculture, landscape management, and urban forestry.

Elective courses include a series of aerial tree pruning and rigging courses. These courses feature rope and saddle climbing techniques, aerial lifts, and brush chipper operation.

The Urban Forestry Technician program is offered at Wisconsin Rapids Campus. The Wisconsin Pesticide Certification Exam is given in this program.

Jobs

  • Arborist (Commercial, Municipal, Golf Course, Utility)
  • Horticulture Technician
  • Landscape Maintenance Technician
  • Landscaping Design and Installation
  • Nursery Technician
  • Park Maintenance Technician
  • Vegetation Mapping

Courses

Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10001118 Landscape Plant Identification 2.00
10001124 Fundamentals of Aerial Tree Work 2.00
10001133 Chain Saw Safety and Operation 2.00
10001173 Urban Tree Maintenance 2.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
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10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
10806184 Plant Biology 3.00
(17 Credits)
Term: 2
10001102 Plant Health Care Applicator 2.00
10001110 Tree Biology 2.00
10001111 Intro to Horticulture 3.00
10001148 People, Resources and Sustainability 3.00
10806134 General Chemistry 4.00
Elective 2.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 3
10001104 Applied Landscape Architecture 2.00
10001105 Dendrology and Silvics 3.00
10001138 Landscape & Turf Management I 2.00
10001199 Intro to Fisheries, Forestry & Wildlife Resources 3.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10809144 Macroeconomics 3.00
Elective 2.00
(18 Credits)
Term: 4
10001103 Arboriculture 2.00
10001113 Ornamental Plant Health Care 3.00
10001139 Landscape & Turf Management II 2.00
10001149 Ecological Basis for Natural Resource Management 3.00
10001198 Intro to Soil & Water Resources 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
Elective 1.00
(17 Credits)
Total Credits: 68