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Career Area: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-001-4
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Tree Trimmer high in a tree

Utility Tree Trimmer Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Utility Arborist
Tree Trimmer
Tree Climber
Consulting Utility Forester
Right of Way Vegetation Management Specialist

Utility Tree Trimmer Programs

What You'll Learn
The Utility Tree Trimmer program is a one-year technical diploma embedded in the Arborist Technician associate degree. Students are trained in introductory electrical awareness and safety, electrical hardware identification, tree pruning, chainsaw use, climbing and related aerial tree work, tree identification, pesticide handling and application, and tree biology. Teamwork and crew leadership are also emphasized.

The program includes hands-on exploration and learning, and many classes are outdoors. Our unique aerial component ensures students gain experience while working safely in trees.

Identify woody plants by common and scientific name.
Apply tree biology for arboricultural maintenance practices.
Adhere to industry safety standards.