Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician

Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician

Think outside the office! With an Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician associate degree from Gateway, the great outdoors will be your workspace as you use your knowledge of natural resources and outdoor machinery to maintain trees. Become an arborist or urban forestry technician through hands-on, outdoor learning. You'll discover how to manage tree care, collect data and better care for the environment.

  • Gain specialized training through a natural resource education that covers all aspects of caring for trees, including climbing, safely using equipment and tree maintenance from planting to removal. 
  • Acquire high-demand skills. As many cities plan to plant more trees, careers for arborists are growing. Walk into a career with great wages and job stability! 
  • Begin a fulfilling career as an arborist and plant, maintain and care for trees, or as an urban forestry technician and advocate for forests by showcasing their value for urban areas. 
  • Get certified as a Pesticide Applicator and learn to safely and legally apply chemicals to outside properties. A one-credit course prepares you to take the Wisconsin State Pesticide Applicator exam.
Program Credits



Kenosha Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $10,776
Books & Supplies: $4,549

Start Dates


Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Plant Health Care Technician, Climbing Arborist, City Arborist

Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician Career Pathway

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