Horticulture - Plant Identification - 846

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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.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.

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  • 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 current 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.

Fundamentals of Horticulture (HORTHOR01) should be taken first.
Extra costs for field trips may be incurred depending on their location.

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: Explore annuals, perennials, and bulbs for use in the modern landscape. Examine the identification, cultural requirements and ornamental value of annuals, perennials, and bulbs.

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code Course Name

Fall

(Sep to Dec)

Winter

(Jan to Apr)

Spring

(May to Aug)

HORTHOR01 Fundamentals Of Horticulture OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
HORTHOR02 Deciduous Trees OntarioLearn    
HORTHOR03 Conifers (Evergreens)     OntarioLearn
HORTHOR04 Deciduous Shrubs   OntarioLearn  
HORTHOR05 Broadleaf Evergreens, Climbers And Vines OntarioLearn    
HORTHOR06 Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs   OntarioLearn  
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