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Horticulture and Landscaping Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in the Horticulture Industry

Working in the horticulture and landscaping industry takes more than a green thumb – you’ll need a strong work ethic, a vast knowledge base and a drive to keep up on the latest developments if you want to work in this competitive and rapidly changing industry.

Ontario college horticulture and landscaping programs cover a number of areas of the horticulture industry, equipping students with the skills and knowledge that can lead to a variety of career paths. If you’re interested in a future in horticulture, here’s what you need to know. More

Horticulture and Landscaping Courses

Some horticulture programs cover all areas of the industry, with courses on maintaining landscapes, equipment maintenance, plant identification and production, and much more. Business courses may also be part of the curriculum.

There are also broad-focus landscaping programs, which prepare students to design, create and maintain green spaces through courses on landscape design and drafting, the science of horticulture, environmental issues and sustainability, equipment maintenance and other practical theory.

Other horticulture and landscaping programs are more specialized, focusing on a particular area of the industry, such as:

  • Greenhouse and Nursery Technician. Greenhouse and nursery technician programs prepare students to work in sales, research or greenhouse and nursery management. Courses include plant science, horticulture entomology, pest management and more.
  • Arboriculture. These programs focus on tree and shrub care, teaching skills like tree climbing safety, tree removal, pest identification and removal, and much more. Graduates of these programs often work to preserve trees and shrubs in communities and urban areas.

General Horticulture and Landscaping Program Requirements

Horticulture and landscaping programs at Ontario colleges typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, with a Grade 12 English credit. Some programs may also require completion of a First Aid course.

Grade 11 or 12 biology and chemistry and grade 12 mathematics are often strongly recommended.

Horticulture and Landscaping Jobs and Salaries

There are numerous horticulture and landscaping jobs available, from estate gardening and greenhouse operation to landscape designing, nursery and golf course maintenance and much more.

Salaries for entry-level positions in the landscaping and horticulture industry typically start at around $30,000 a year. Many horticulture and landscape technicians go into business for themselves, in which case salary will be determined by the number of clients and the success of the business.

Ontario Colleges Offering Horticulture and Landscaping Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of horticulture and landscaping programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Design Foundations FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Design Foundations


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: DFN1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Design Foundations FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Design Foundations


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: DFN1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Environmental Landscape Management (Co-Operative Education) SENECA KING OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Environmental Landscape Management (Co-Operative Education)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: EVLC
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Greenhouse Technician NIAGARA NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Greenhouse Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0777
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Greenhouse Technician (ACADEMIC) NIAGARA NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE WAITLISTED Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Greenhouse Technician (ACADEMIC)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0777
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Greenhouse Technician (Co-op) NIAGARA NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Greenhouse Technician (Co-op)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0737
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Honours Bachelor Of Environmental Design And Planning FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Honours Bachelor Of Environmental Design And Planning


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: BED1
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Horticultural Industries ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Horticultural Industries


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1406X03F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Horticultural Technician NIAGARA NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Horticultural Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0771
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Horticultural Technician ( ACADEMIC ) NIAGARA NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE WAITLISTED Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Horticultural Technician ( ACADEMIC )


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0771
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Horticultural Technician (Co-op) NIAGARA NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Horticultural Technician (Co-op)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0111
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Horticulture RIDGETOWN MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Horticulture


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: R205
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Horticulture - Food And Farming DURHAM WHITBY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Horticulture - Food And Farming


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: AAGR
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Horticulture Technician DURHAM WHITBY OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Horticulture Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: HORT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Horticulture Technician DURHAM WHITBY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Horticulture Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: HORT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Horticulture Technician FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Horticulture Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: HTN1
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Landscape Design FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Landscape Design


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: DLS4
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Landscape Horticulture ST. CLAIR SOUTH CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Landscape Horticulture


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: T866
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Landscape Horticulture Techniques NIAGARA NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE WAITLISTED Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Landscape Horticulture Techniques


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0730
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Landscape Horticulture Techniques NIAGARA NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Landscape Horticulture Techniques


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0730
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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