Horticulture - Plant Identification - 846

Mohawk College Certificate
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Garden
Overview

Developed to meet needs of the Horticulture Industry and individuals seeking a career change, or with an interest in plant materials used in the nursery, commercial, and residential landscape. Through the use of lectures, slides, field trips, and specimen study, you will study the morphological features (e.g. leaf, bud, needle) and cultural requirements of a broad range of plant materials.

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Continuing Education Skills
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
  • Successful completion of Secondary School English or equivalent.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Examine and investigate horticulture through a practical overview of horticulture that ties together various fields by illustrating common background, principals and nomenclature.
Credits: 3
Course description: Explore and learn about a broad range of deciduous trees suitable for the modern landscape with emphasis on landscape use, cultural requirements and their ornamental value. Field trips included.
Credits: 3
Course description: In depth study of a broad range of conifers both native/introduced. Emphasis on morphological features, cultural requirements and uses. Field trips may be used to assist in study.
Credits: 3
Course description: Explore and learn about a broad range of deciduous shrubs suitable for the modern landscape with emphasis on landscape use, cultural requirements and their ornamental value. Field trips included.
Credits: 3
Course description: Examine a wide range of broadleaf evergreens, deciduous and evergreen vines and ground covers with emphasis on identification and cultural requirements.
Credits: 3
Course description: Consider annuals, perennials and bulbs for use in modern landscapes, with emphasis on identification, cultural requirements and ornamental value.
Credits: 3