Horticulture Technician - 441C

Mohawk College Certificate
This apprenticeship program covers the required in-class training for the Horticultural Technician trade.
Overview

Program Highlights

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  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • “Earn while you learn” training model, combining on-the-job and in-school training
  • In-school training lead by faculty and staff who are experienced, licensed journeypersons
  • You may qualify for income support while in school through Employment Insurance Canada benefits or training allowance

What you'll learn

  • 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.
  • Basic scheduled, preventative and on-going maintenance procedures for powered horticultural equipment, according to respective federal, provincial and municipal legal requirements.
  • 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.

  • Explore building walkways, patios, driveways, retaining walls and planting of various shrubs, trees and centrepiece plants.

  • Master soft skills such as effective communications, team work, networking and professionalism.

  • Master health and safety legislation that will serve as a transferable skill to be used in any industry.

  • Understand important ingredients for the success of plants including plant technology, root systems and the characteristics of the soil.

Program Structure

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Apprenticeship Community 2 Levels

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Accessible description of the apprenticeship program format

Start: Find an employer or sponsor for your training. 

Register: Register with Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)

Level 1: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Level 2: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Completion: Become a Journeyperson by successfully completing the certificate of qualification (C of Q) Exam. 

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Admission

Offers of classroom training are issued by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to registered apprentices who are members in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).

Please contact your Employment and Training Consultant at the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities availability to add Mohawk College as your school preference.

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Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

This apprenticeship program consists of 6,120 hours:

Opportunities

Opportunities

Your future career options:

  • Greenskeeper
  • Landscape Technician
  • Lawncare Specialist
  • Horticulture Technician

Where you could work includes:

  • 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

Opportunities for grads:

  • Certificate of Qualification (C of Q)

Course Overview & Descriptions

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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.

Program Coordinator

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