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Plant Healthcare Management Certificate

Certificate Number 900015

The concepts of plant health care management focuses on trees and shrubs; and the management of insects, diseases, and a biotic disorder. Plant health care operations in the private and public sector will be examined as it would function during an actual growing season. Control options and strategies in pest control, soil management, and a biotic disorder will be emphasized. The course is designed for a student to have the foundation knowledge to enter into a plant health care technician position.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Understand the principles of plant health care management.
. Understand tree biology.
. Apply urban tree maintenance knowledge and application.
. Develop diagnostic and management skills for tree health disorders.
. Manage insects and diseases that affect tree health.
. Know how to manage/control for tree health.
. Manage PHC route.
. Maintenance of PHC route client cards.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

. 100014, Landscape Horticulture


Catalog No. Description Credits

10-001-122 Fundamentals Plant Nutrition
10-001-110 Horticulture-Introduction
10-001-170 Integrated Pest Management
10-001-172 Landscape Maintenance
10-001-123 Plant Health Care Management
10-001-153 Plant and Soil Science
10-001-158 Plant-Woody Ornamental

Certificate Total

Course Descriptions

10-001-122 Fundamentals Plant Nutrition...fundamentals of plant nutrition, identification and analysis of the nutritional needs of plants; covers the selection of appropriate materials and application rates & methods. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction)

10-001-110 Horticulture-Intro...explore the horticulture industry, plant culture, identification, propagation, physiology, selected aspects of horticulture industry including fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, greenhouse systems, landscape techniques, home gardens, and turf.

10-001-170 Integrated Pest Management...various methods to combat plant pests in an environmentally responsible manner; using biorational techniques and strategies. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction)

10-001-172 Landscape Maintenance...identifying problems and cultural challenges in the landscape; pruning techniques, insect/disease problems, weed identification; soil fertility; resolve situations in the field. (Prerequisites: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction; 10-001-153, Plant and Soil Science; 10-001-122, Fundamentals of Plant Nutrition)

10-001-123 Plant Health Care focusing on trees and shrubs in their management of insects, diseases and abiotic disorders, control options and strategies in pest control, soil management. (Prerequisite: 10-001-172 Landscape Maintenance)

10-001-153 Plant and Soil Science...addresses the unique interactions of healthy plants & soils; examines the physical, chemical, organic & biological characteristics of soils and how they impact the structure & functions of plants. (Corequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction)

10-001-158 Plant-Woody Ornamental...physiology, culture, identification, and use of primarily temperate woody plant materials appropriate for landscapes in northeastern Wisconsin. (Corequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction)

For more information, please contact: The Trades & Engineering Technologies Department,(920) 498-5461 or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5461,or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.