Tree Care Technician
Area of Study: Science, Math and Natural Resources
Program number: 310017
The Tree Care Technician program will prepare you for a career in the field of arboriculture and urban forestry. You will learn tree maintenance and management, aerial tree work, plant health care, tree selection and planting, and equipment safety and operation. The program involves practicum and lab components that provide you with real-world application and experience.
Students in the Tree Care Technician program can attend full or part time. Classes should be taken in the sequence listed.
For the 2019-20 academic year, core classes will meet on the following days/times:
Mondays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Wednesday evenings between 5 and 8 p.m.
Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Tree care classes are offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison – Truax
All courses for this program are offered only in person.
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.
- Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
- Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.10-801-1953 credits10-001-1012 credits10-001-1022 credits10-001-1102 credits10-001-1182 credits10-001-1243 credits10-801-1963 credits10-001-1133 credits10-001-1333 credits10-001-1383 credits10-001-1732 credits10-001-1212 credits10-001-1252 credits
The Madison College Tree Care Program prepares you to:
- Diagnose ornamental plant disorders
- Identify woody plants by common and scientific name
- Apply tree biology for arboriculture and maintenance practices
- Adhere to industry safety standards
Employers throughout the Madison area consider Madison College Tree Care graduates top candidates. Associate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of urban forestry including:
- Arborist – Commercial
- Arborist – Municipal
- Arborist – Utility
- Urban Forestry Technician
- Forestry Technician
- Nursery Technician
Estimated Program Cost
# of Credits for Completion30Tuition$4095.00Materials/Supplemental Costs$521.70Other Costs$0.00Total Estimated Program Costs:
(book costs not included)$4616.70