About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate
Campus:Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:1 Year

Program Highlights

  • Niagara is located in Canada’s horticultural heartland
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus serves as a “living lab” complete with Ontario’s largest training greenhouse
  • Science lab and design studio are also on-site
  • Program emphasizes hands-on learning
  • Graduates are in high demand among employers, thanks to industry growth across Canada
  • Graduates can earn a co-op diploma with direct entry to year 2 of the Landscape Technician (Co-op), Horticultural Technician (Co-op) and Greenhouse Technician (Co-op) programs at Niagara College.

Career Opportunities

  • Landscape construction
  • Nursery production
  • Botanical gardens
  • Garden centres
  • Golf courses
  • Municipal and Federal parks
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Grounds management and lawn care
  • Irrigation contracting

According to Landscape Ontario, horticulture is a $7-billion industry in Ontario … Each year, about 2,500 people retire, but post-secondary institutions and apprenticeship programs produce just 200 to 250 graduates – and only 60 to 100 work in the industry. Obviously, we have very real shortages. The industry is growing at 14% a year, and we expect that to double in five years. We simply don’t have enough labour.

Terry Murphy, Landscape Ontario, Manager of Education, Training and Human Resources

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Certificate
#0730 - 1 Year NOTL
Starting In Availability
September 2017Closed
January 2018Waitlisted (What's this?)
May 2018Not Available
September 2018Open
January 2019Open
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.