About this Program
- 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.
- 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.