About this Program
Graduates of this program are in high demand among employers thanks to industry growth across Canada.
Earn a Co-op Diploma with 1 Additional Year of Study
This program provides the opportunity to further your education 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.
- 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.
Admissions and Availability
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.