|Study location||Canada, Ontario|
|Type||Short duration, full-time|
|Tuition fee||CA$34,895.80 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.
Do you have a passion for science combined with a keen desire to work with, and for, nature?
Do you have a passion for science and technology combined with a love for growing plants? As a Greenhouse Technician, you will gain a strong understanding of plant nutrition, growing environment, pest management and effective use of common industry related equipment and software. Your skills will equip you to successfully manage commercial scale greenhouse or nursery production.
The 125-acre Daniel J. Patterson Campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake is located in the heart of Canada’s expanding greenhouse industry and serves as a living lab for students including Ontario’s largest training greenhouse, container and field nursery operations, and on-site greenhouse equipment.
Gain practical greenhouse experience working with an integrated pest management system.
Connect with greenhouse leaders via extensive field trips to local ornamental and vegetable greenhouses and industry trade shows.
Graduates can earn a diploma in horticulture or landscaping fields with an additional year of study. Visit the Pathways tab for details.
Apply the principles of plant* and soil sciences to complete work in horticulture.
Apply practical horticulture skills to the production of plant materials, including herbaceous plants, woody plants, and turf.
Apply the principles of design to horticulture.
Apply basic installation and construction principles and practical skills to horticulture.
Implement maintenance procedures for plants, property, and equipment.
Utilize knowledge of plant identification, usage, and maintenance criteria.
Recognize the potential environmental effects of projects and the need to avoid environmental damage and promote healthier ecosystems.
Apply the principles and practical skills of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to indoor and outdoor plants.
Contribute to the effective planning, implementation, and conclusion of projects.
Use safe working practices.
Use business practices appropriate to the horticulture industry.
Act in a professional manner, maintain professional relationships, and communicate effectively with clients, co-workers, supervisors, and others.
Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance and career opportunities and to keep pace with industry changes.
Garden centre operation
Greenhouse crop production
IPM (Integrated Pest Management) specialist