Humber’s Landscape Technician diploma program is based on the principles of sustainability, conservation and environmental sensitivity. You’ll learn about landscape design and development, site construction, general horticulture, grounds maintenance, and related technologies through a combination of in-class studies and hands-on landscape training.
At Humber, we have exceptional facilities for landscape education. The Humber Arboretum, for example, is a 250-acre botanical garden centred on the west branch of the Humber River, surrounding Humber’s North Campus. It includes ornamental, woodland and wildlife gardens serving as a unique living classroom for plant studies, construction, arboricultural and horticultural skills. Our construction lab is housed in a weather-protected 8,000-square-foot facility which allows you to build full-scale structures such as decks, gazebos and retaining walls. Our computer labs use the latest in computer-aided design (CAD) software which enables you to prepare professional construction documents.Courses Program Standards
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Humber Students Take Silver at Skills Ontario
Humber students Matthew Silvaggio and Lucas Kennedy have won Silver for the Horticulture and Landscape competition at this year’s Ontario Technological Skills Competition. During the competition, the two were tasked with building a garden based on a common set of criteria and drawings. This included creating walls from precast paving units, laying paving stones, plant selection and placement of landscape rocks.
Humber Blooms with Arboretum Plant Sale
The Arboretum held their yearly plant sale today, selling a number of green delights to welcome summer to Humber. The sale was spread between the Arboretum Compound, as well as the greenhouse. Among the plants for sale were annuals, perennials, veggies, herbs and shrubs. As always, the selection is lush and healthy with low prices, and friendly facilitators to help visitors find exactly what they were looking for.
Students from the Landscape Technician program constructed a beautiful 20’x40’ Modern Tranquility Garden, on display at the Toronto Congress Center. Constructed under the direction of Instructor Collin Shotlander, the garden is a fantastic example of our students' work.
A career in the multifaceted landscape industry lets you combine your interests in construction, design, plant materials and the environment. Opportunities exist with landscape contractors, design firms, design-build firms, garden centres, nurseries, municipalities, golf courses and in technical sales. Some of our graduates establish their own companies or obtain senior supervisory positions within the industry. Our annual Landscape and Horticultural Job Fair matches first- and second-year students with potential employers. Our graduates often find themselves with a range of job choices and prospects.
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Advanced Manufacturing Capstone
Wed, July 17, 2019
The Advanced Manufacturing Cluster completed various capstone projects across its four programs in the 2018/2019 academic year
Winners of the OAAAS Architecture Competition
Fri, July 12, 2019
This year, in the annual OAAAS Architecture Competition, the Architectural Technology students made Humber proud!
Humber Students Win Big At Skills Canada Competition
Thu, June 06, 2019
Humber students earned three gold medals and took the country by storm this week at the Skills Canada competition held from June 4 and 5 in Edmonton.
The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. It included more than 550 competitors in 40 competitions, representing six sectors.
Humber students participated in the following categories:
3D Digital Game Art (Gold)
Student participant: Rushi Patel (by special invitation)
Coach: Cory Avery
Student participant: Catherine Guarini
Coach: David Scott
Student participant: Stefanie Francavilla
Coach: Sergio Shidomi
Student participants: Mateusz Cwaliniski and Bogdan Malynovskyy
Coach: Neal Mohammed
Assistant Coaches: Anthony Nyman, Mauricio Toigo (Student Mentor/Coach)
The Gold medal winners now pre-qualify to compete in the 45th Worldskills Competition in Russia in August 2019.
Congratulations to all of the winners and participants.
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Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology Events
Last Day of Classes
Fri, December 13, 2019
Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology News
Student Work Showcases
Wed, August 21, 2019
The Industrial Design Thesis Project is a 2-semester final year project which is the Capstone project for all Industrial Design degree aspirants.
Thu, July 25, 2019
Celebrating a FAST Spring Convocation
Wed, July 24, 2019
“Be Bold, be brave, be amazing”.
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