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Horticulture Technician

Certificate in Horticulture Technician

If gardening is your passion, why not make it your career?

Get outside

The Horticulture Technician program starts every July. By the end of April, you’ll have your certificate and lots of job-ready skills. Just in time for the industry’s busy season!

The garden is your classroom

Greenhouses at Royal Roads

Hosted at Royal Roads University

Camosun’s Horticulture Technician program takes place at Royal Roads University campus.

Program overview

This 10 month program is offered through Camosun College, with classes held at the campus of Royal Roads University starting in July of each year. You'll have two work experience terms during the first two weeks of October, and upon completion of classes during the first two weeks of April.

Employment opportunities

The Horticulture Technician program will provide you with a wide range of employment opportunities in the horticulture industry including landscaping, landscape maintenance, parks, golf courses, retail garden outlets, greenhouses, silviculture, wholesale nurseries and plant propagation.

You’ll gain advanced skills and knowledge in botany, greenhouse management, landscape design and business practices for self-employment.

After graduation

As a graduate of the Horticulture Technician program, you'll have the knowledge and skills necessary for entry into Production Horticulturist, Landscape Horticulturist and Arboriculturist programs. Camosun has articulated agreements with other horticulture colleges if you wish to further your education towards a diploma or a degree.

As a graduate of the program you'll receive credit for Level 1 and Level 2 apprenticeship and 500 hours of the Horticulture apprenticeship. Please see the Industry Training Authority (ITA) Horticulture Technician Foundation program profile to find apprenticeship training opportunities.

Are you a future Horticulturist?

Horticulture is the science, technology and art of plant cultivation. From gardens to multinational corporations, horticulture is a diverse and essential trade.

Horticulturists can work in industry, government or educational institutions or private collections.

If you are looking for something less intensive to meet your individual needs, we also offer a variety of gardening and horticulture programs through Continuing Education.

Horticulture Technician Foundation

Certificate in Horticulture Technician
10 months
Study Options
Full-time only
Work Experience
4 weeks, plus apprenticeship option after completion
Royal Roads University
Trades & Technology
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