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!
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.
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.
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