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 2016Closed
January 2017Not Available
May 2017Not Available
September 2017Waitlisted (What's this?)
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not 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.