|Study location||Canada, Ontario|
|Type||Short duration, full-time|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,726.90 per programme|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Are you interested in turning your green thumb and passion for gardening into a blooming career?
As a Landscape Horticulture Techniques graduate, you are in high demand from a $7-billion industry with a growth rate of 14 per cent per year and a serious shortage of horticulturalists.
The 125-acre Daniel J. Patterson Campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake serves as a living lab including Ontario’s largest training greenhouse, newly renovated landscape design studio and computer lab, and a heated landscape workshop.
Hands-on experiential learning and pride of work; Niagara College is Ontario’s only college where students are responsible for maintaining the campus landscape.
Graduates have the opportunity to earn a co-op diploma in landscape, greenhouse or horticultural fields with an additional year of study. Visit the Pathways tab for details.
Use safe working practices.
Communicate effectively with clients, co-workers and supervisors.
Apply the principles of plant and soil sciences to horticulture work.
Monitor and maintain turf grass quality.
Utilize knowledge of plant identification, usage and maintenance.
Describe in detail plant storage, transplanting and maintenance.
Use measuring devices and trade calculations.
Prepare a site for landscape installation.
Apply the basic principles of design to horticulture.
Complete basic installation of landscape features.
Implement integrated pest management procedures.
Perform basic maintenance on tools and equipment used in horticulture.
Describe plant production methods and apply plant propagation techniques.
Determine irrigation requirements and methods for a variety of plant material.
Act in a professional manner and describe horticulture career options
Grounds management and lawn care
Municipal and federal park staff