Horticulture Technician - 441C

Certificate of Apprenticeship
Make the most of your green thumb in a comprehensive program covering plants, landscaping, water standards and more
Overview

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Program Highlights

  • Acquire training in safe workplace practices including dealing with on-site conditions, emergencies and hazards, according to federal and provincial pertinent safety legislation and municipal legal requirements
  • Learn basic scheduled, preventative and on-going maintenance procedures for powered horticultural equipment, according to respective federal, provincial and municipal legal requirements
  • Learn water quality, plant water requirements and local conservation standards, water stewardship principles, basic irrigation systems and procedures according to federal, provincial and municipal legal requirements
  • Acquire specialized training in turf grass establishment and cultivation practices including monitoring turf grass quality, plant health care, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques used in landscape construction (Softscape Installation), and grounds/golf course maintenance operations, according to respective federal, provincial, and municipal legal requirements

Note: Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices in the Horticulture Technician Trade

Career Opportunities

  • Nursery Production
  • Landscape Contracting
  • Grounds Management
  • Landscape Designer/Architect
  • Lawn Care
  • Interior Plantscaping
  • Irrigation Contracting
  • Golf Courses
  • Floriculture
  • Municipal Parks
  • Botanical Gardens, Arboreta
  • Education and Research
  • Garden Centre and Horticultural Garden

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Stoney Creek Campus
Sep 2016
Open