Camosun is Vancouver Island's largest provider of trades training, and is known for training excellence in more than 20 trades and apprenticeship programs.
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As a Horticulture Technician student, you are part of our School of Trades & Technology.
The School of Trades & Technology plays a vital role in training tradespeople, technicians, technologists and artisans on Southern Vancouver Island. We offer a variety of programs and courses to meet your needs, be they to establish or further your career in the trades or technologies, bridge into a third year Engineering program or just for your own personal interest through Continuing Education. Learn more.
From Foundation to Apprenticeship
Foundation and Pre-employment programs
Foundation and pre-employment certificate programs run six to ten months each and provide a comprehensive introduction to the trade. These programs combine in-class learning with hands-on practical skills, making you well-positioned for entry-level employment or to being an apprenticeship. Foundation programs also provide a head-start on apprenticeship training by covering the technical learning outcomes required in your first apprenticeship year. Foundation grads receive credit for Level 1 technical training as well as some of the required training hours.
Member of the Industry Training Authority (ITA)
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) leads and coordinates British Columbia's skilled trades system. The ITA works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, manage apprenticeships, set program standards, and increase opportunities in the trades.
Estabilished in 2004, the ITA is a provincial crown agency and governed by a nine-person Board of Directors. Learn more.
Growing vegetables is part of the hands-on learning for Horticulture students. After the students take what they can use, they make weekly deliveries to the Goldstream Foodbank. Because foodbanks don’t often have a lot of fresh produce, the students’ harvest is much appreciated and nothing goes to waste.