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Arboriculture, Career Pathway certificate

Student standing in a rope harness and helmet up in a tree and smiling

Arboriculture is the cultivation of trees and shrubs; a big word for a big job both on and off the ground. Students pursuing the arboriculture certificate explore tree industry careers and interests while preparing for entry-level employment opportunities in:

  • Tree care and maintenance
  • Tree removal
  • Tree assessment

Learn more about careers in this field at the International Society of Arboriculture website. All of the courses completed as part of this certificate will count towards additional certificates and degrees in the Landscape Technology program.

So whether a student new to the industry or a seasoned groundworker looking to advance your career, climb to new heights with the Arboriculture Career Pathway Certificate.

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As a Career Pathway student, you can get one-on-one support to help you access resources, services, and employment. You may also be eligible for financial support to help you with the costs of college.

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Award information

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Career Pathway Certificate: ArboricultureLess than 1 year

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Course listing for the 2022-2023 catalog year.

HOR 226Plant Materials - Deciduous3
or HOR 227 Plant Materials - Evergreens
or HOR 228 Plant Materials - Flowering
LAT 240Tree Care3
LAT 242Arborist Tree Climbing3
LAT 280ACooperative Education: Landscape3
Total Credits12

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