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Tree Care Technician Certificate

Are you looking for an outdoor career that helps to bring beauty, shade, and countless environmental benefits to people in both rural and urban settings? If you have the passion for nurturing trees, let Allegany College of Maryland's Tree Care Technician Certificate one year program train you for a lasting, rewarding career.


Students Working with TreeAs a Tree Care Technician Certificate program student, you'll learn how to take care of trees typically found along streets, city parks, and private residences. With the growth of green industry, your knowledge of tree growth and health can make you a successful member of a tree care company.

Our program believes in learning by doing. Over fifty percent of your class time will be spent outdoors learning to identify, climb, and care for trees. So be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty as you train for an exciting career.

The ACM Tree Care Technician Certificate program has been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) as a Statewide Designated Program. Maryland residents from counties other than Allegany County who register in this eligible program will be charged the out-of-county tuition rate. However, these students may be eligible to receive reimbursement for a portion of the cost difference between the in-county and out-of-county tuition rates. Funding availability for this program is based on funding from the state of Maryland and is thus subject to change each semester. Some restrictions apply. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Course Info

As a Tree Care Technician Certificate student, you'll expand your knowledge through a variety of challenging courses, including:

  • Tree Climbing
  • Dendrology I & II
  • Introduction to Forestry
  • Urban Forestry
  • Urban Forestry Internship

A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.

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Career Info

Graduates of our Tree Care Technician Certificate program may find enriching and rewarding careers as:

  • Tree Climbers
  • Arborist Apprentices
  • Pest Management Trainees
  • Landscapers
  • Groundsmen

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Career Coach - Helping Students Set Career Goals

Faculty/Staff Info
James A. Howell, Professor

Sciences 52

B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Miami University of Ohio

John Jastrzembski, Professor

Technologies 128

A.S., Nassau Community College

B.S., State University of New York

M.S., University of New Hampshire

Steve Resh, Professor and Program Coordinator

Technologies 127

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

M.S., University of Maine

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