Certificate in Basic Horticulture

Programme Overview

This foundational, competency-based programme is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to engage in careers in the horticulture industry. Upon completion, students will be qualified and ready to work in grounds maintenance, plant nurseries, landscaping, garden centres, golf courses, lawn care, and parks and recreation departments. This course also covers the requirements for the national standards.

2022 Information Session

Spring 2024 CURRICULUM

First Semester
Science of Horticulture Level 2 AGC 990
Topics include: Horticulture and the environment; Plant structures and functions; Plant propagation; Soil science and nutrients; Plant identification and pruning. Operation and Maintenance of Horticulture Equipment including power and hand tools.

30 January – 2 May 
Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:00-9:00pm
$1795 per semester


For more information contact the Programme Coordinator, Karen Smith - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 236-9000 Ext:4050