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Landscape Gardener

Available at: Kingston part-time

Overview

This program gives students a strong foundational knowledge about hundreds of common plants grown in Canada, soil and plant physiology, and garden design and maintenance. This program is designed for the home gardener and persons interested in finding employment with nurseries, garden centers or landscape contractors.

Statement of Achievement Objectives

At the end of this Statement of Achievement, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of soil and plant physiology to the care and maintenance of a variety of landscape settings.
  2. Select, cultivate, and maintain appropriate plants for specific landscape settings.
  3. Plan intelligent garden and landscape spaces using design principles and techniques that reflect personal or client preferences.
  4. Apply the knowledge of foundational garden principles, techniques, and plant knowledge for personal enjoyment or for the pursuit of employment.

IMPORTANT

As of September 1, 2017 this program has been reduced to five courses. These courses have been selected as the most critical components of this program and now you can complete the credential in a timelier manner.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

 

Highlights

Program Name

Landscape Gardener

Program Code

K1057

Credential

Statement of Achievement

Start Dates


Program Duration

Part-time

Location (Campus)

Kingston part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline

LAND 6 Horticulture - Perennials, Annuals and Bulbs
LAND 2 Horticulture - Plant Life
LAND 5 Horticulture - Woody Plants and Groundcovers
LAND 7 Landscape Maintenance
LAND 3 Landscape Design Principles

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or equivalent or must qualify for mature student status (19 years of age or older).

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

    Testimonials

     The Biotechnology Advanced program at SLC was a perfect choice for me. The lectures and lab work that I experienced over the last three years was really interesting. Choosing this program was a last-minute decision; I was looking up science programs and came across the Biotech page for SLC, and after reading about all of the courses, I was sold. I have always been interested in science and within two minutes of reading about the program I was excited to start school in the fall!

    This program has helped improve my self-confidence and encouraged me to branch out to do things such as helping at open houses, becoming a peer tutor, and simply answering questions and taking on responsibilities I probably wouldn’t have done otherwise. All of the people that I have meet throughout this program have been amazing and I’m so lucky that I have developed so many life-long friends and relationships.

    The placement has been an invaluable opportunity and experience. I am so lucky that I was able to participate in so many projects that helped improve my confidence and my lab skills. I look forward to continuing my education in Ireland at IT Sligo for the BSc in Medical Biotechnology as well as to the awesome career that I will have doing so many things that I love!



    Vanessa Sabourin

    Program Contact

    Debbie Baker
    dbaker@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a College Career Advisor:
    dreamit@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Advanced Standing

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