Gain knowledge and hone your skills in landscape construction, nursery management and soil and plant nutrition so you are prepared to work in creating and developing dynamic residential lots, business locations and communities. A growing interest in landscaping, gardening and urban agriculture is prompting more people to spend money on these enjoyable diversions and opening new opportunities for graduates.
You will also have access to an unmatched learning environment, with more than 50 per cent of learning time focused on hands-on activities offered at the college’s W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, a unique field-to-fork-focused learning environment, and Parkwood National Historic Site, which provides access to historic gardens and greenhouses, further the understanding of different concepts and designs you will face upon graduating.
You will focus on:
- Aspects of growing plants outdoors, indoors and in a greenhouse environment.
- Disease and pest management.
- Landscape construction.
- Landscape design fundamentals.
- Nursery management.
- Parks and turf management fundamentals.
- Plant propagation.
- Retail store operation.
- Small equipment operation and safety.
- Soil and plant nutrition.
Please note: Students will be required to purchase green tag safety boots in order to participate in many laboratory settings.