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Plant Health Care Applicator

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001102

Focuses on training to successfully pass the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection’s pesticide applicator exam (which will be proctored in this class). Additionally, students are familiarized with chemical handling, mixing, calibration, and application via field exercises.

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Applied Arboriculture & Urban Forestry

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001103

Students gain familiarity with techniques & methods used in the management of trees & tree populations. This course also serves to create an awareness of arboriculture career paths. Prerequisites: Pruning for Structure 100001173, Tree Biology 100001110

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Dendrology and Silvics

Undergraduate | 3 Credits

CATALOG #10001105

Provides the student with an understanding of how trees interact with their environment and with one another, at different spatial and temporal scales. Builds on concepts from botany and ecology with an emphasis on woody plant systematics and silvics. Tree identification is a major component of this course. Prerequisite: Landscape Plant Identification 10001118

Wisconsin Rapids
Fall 2024

Electric Systems & Safety in Arboriculture

Undergraduate | 1 Credit

CATALOG #10001108

Students will gain familiarity with electrical distribution and transmission system hardware identification. Industry safety best practices and standards related to performing tree work near energized conductors will be explored.

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Tree Biology

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001110

This course provides an overview of the major structures and functions of woody plants.  The overall objective is to provide a basic understanding of these complex organisms, equipping you with a solid foundation to diagnose myriad health & structural abnormalities you’ll encounter.  Major course themes include plant functions, physiology, adaptations, root systems, planting, & basic risk assessment.

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Intro to Horticulture

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001111

Provides an overview of the science and profession of horticulture. Its role and importance throughout history, current trends, and careers are covered. Particular attention is given to horticultural crops, plant growth, and plant development.

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Ornamental Plant Health Care

Undergraduate | 3 Credits

CATALOG #10001113

Classification and identification of important ornamental plant insects, diseases, and abiotic agents is presented, emphasizing their modes of plant damage. Diagnostics, damage assessment, sample preparation, and control strategies are introduced. Prerequisites: Landscape Plant Identification 10001118 and Plant Health Care Applicator 10001102

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Root Management

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001115

This course is an exploration of the landscape below ground, focusing on woody plant roots. Students will uncover different root types, root systems, and how roots uptake water and elements. Hands-on class activities include experimenting with several techniques of root excavation, assessment, and pruning. Critical thinking and relevant skills in properly managing roots in the urban environment will be discussed.

Wisconsin Rapids
Fall 2024

Landscape Plant Identification

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001118

Introduces students to woody trees/shrubs and herbaceous plants commonly used in residential and commercial landscapes in Wisconsin. The three plant groups covered in this course are woody trees/shrubs, herbaceous perennial plants, and herbaceous annual plants. Identification, installation, and maintenance are covered for each plant group.

Wisconsin Rapids
Fall 2024

Arborist Skills Introduction

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001124

A hands-on introduction to the basic techniques employed by arborists engaged in performing aerial tree care operations. Topics include canopy access methods, arborist gear usage, safety considerations/risk recognition, and knot selection.

Wisconsin Rapids
Fall 2024

Arboriculture Operations 1

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001125

Emphasizes practice of skills associated with being safe & productive members of crews engaged in basic tree work/arboricultural operations. Topics include introductory elements of pruning & removal techniques, equipment operations, & work site set-up. Prerequisites: Arborist Skills Introduction 10001124 and Pruning for Structure 10001173

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Arboriculture Operations 2

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001126

Builds upon the skills & topics of Arboriculture Operations 1. Students will participate as safe & productive members of crews engaged in an intermediate level of arboricultural operations skills development. Prerequisites: Arboriculture Operations 1 10001125, Chainsaw Safety & Operation 10001133

Wisconsin Rapids
Fall 2024

Chainsaw Safety and Operation

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001133

This course will familiarize students with common chainsaw practices employed within the arboricultural industry, including safe operation, routine maintenance, common cutting techniques, and use of personal protective equipment. Students will operate and maintain chainsaws.  Additionally, field exercises will simulate tree removal operations.

Wisconsin Rapids
Fall 2024

Advanced Studies in Plant Biology

Undergraduate | 1 Credit

CATALOG #10001147

This course builds on plant biology with emphasis on growth, reproduction, and cellular morphological and physiological processes. In combination with the three-credit Plant Biology course 10806184, this will satisfy UW-Stevens Point’s Plant Biology requirement for transfer. Prerequisite: Plant Biology 10806184

Virtual Campus
Spring 2024

Ecology for Arboriculture

Undergraduate | 3 Credits

CATALOG #10001149

Introduces the basic principles of ecology and their application to management of natural resources. The scientific method and interactions between and among species are examined. Lab exercises are designed to give hands-on experience with measurement and data collection, preparation of technical reports, use of library resources, use of computer models, and development of critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: Plant Biology 10806184

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Workplace Communication in Arboriculture

Undergraduate | 1 Credit

CATALOG #10001150

This course introduces students to the key concepts of effective and impactful communications in the arboriculture industry. Students will investigate the diversity of commonalities and differences among people and how they relate to improving personal and organizational effectiveness at work.

Virtual Campus
Spring 2024

Pruning for Structure

Undergraduate | 2 Credits

CATALOG #10001173

Focuses on the art and science of tree pruning. Topics include tree structure, introductory biology, pruning cuts, and young tree training. Students will gain hands-on experience performing tree pruning.

Wisconsin Rapids
Fall 2024

Soil & Water Resources

Undergraduate | 3 Credits

CATALOG #10001198

Introduces the student to integrated concepts of soil and water resources at the landscape level. Examines physical, chemical, and biological interactions relating to watershed processes and response to land use and management. Prerequisite: Plant Biology 10806184; Corequisite: General Chemistry 10806134

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

Fish, Forest, and Wildlife Management

Undergraduate | 3 Credits

CATALOG #10001199

Provides an integrated introduction to principles and practices of fisheries, forestry, and wildlife management, including production of goods and services while maintaining ecosystem integrity and functions. Emphasizes contemporary issues.

Wisconsin Rapids
Fall 2024, Spring 2024

Agricultural Diesel Engine Systems

Undergraduate | 3 Credits

CATALOG #10003101

Students learn the different uses of diesel engines in an agricultural setting. This course also provides an introduction to fuel systems, exhaust systems, and electrical systems. Use of technical service resources and precision measuring is stressed.

Wisconsin Rapids
Spring 2024

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