About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:2 Years

Program Highlights

  • Located in Ontario’s horticultural heartland
  • Program based at Niagara-on-the-Lake campus, alongside the biodiversity of the Niagara Escarpment
  • Students use campus grounds, greenhouse, and the nursery as a “living laboratory”
  • Practical experience gained working in the greenhouse, nursery, and on the campus grounds
  • Students actively involved in applied research projects
  • Many field trips to see horticultural practices in “the real world”
  • Advanced arboriculture includes tree climbing and pruning
  • Fruit Production course includes practicing pruning in the orchard
  • Co-op work term offers practical experience

Career Opportunities

  • Landscape design and maintenance
  • Turf/golf course installation and maintenance
  • Greenhouse/nursery production
  • Urban arboriculture
  • Parks maintenance
  • Garden centre management
  • Green roof/green wall installation and maintenance
  • Urban food production
  • Greenhouse production

This program provided me with broad-based knowledge for employment in the horticultural industry. Both faculty and facility are exceptional. I will cherish the memories of Niagara College for the rest of my life.

David Neal, Horticultural Technician (Co-op) graduate

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Diploma
#0111 - 2 Years NOTL
Starting In Availability
September 2017Closed
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not Available
September 2018Open
January 2019Not Available
May 2019Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.