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Landscape Technician

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Program Code: 01521 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

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 centered 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:

  1. Apply practical horticulture* skills to the production of plant materials*, including herbaceous plants*, woody plants*, and turf.
  2. Apply the principles of plant* and soil sciences to complete work in horticulture*.
  3. Apply the principles of design* to horticulture*.
  4. Apply basic* installation and construction principles and practical skills to horticulture*.
  5. Implement maintenance procedures for plants, property, and equipment.
  6. Utilize knowledge of plant identification, usage, and maintenance criteria.
  7. Recognize the potential environmental effects of projects and the need to avoid environmental damage and promote healthier ecosystems.
  8. Apply the principles and practical skills of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)* to indoor and outdoor plants.
  9. Contribute to the effective planning, implementation, and conclusion of projects.
  10. Use safe working practices.
  11. Use business practices appropriate to the horticulture* industry.
  12. Act in a professional manner, maintain professional relationships, and communicate effectively with clients, co-workers, supervisors, and others.
  13. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance and career opportunities and to keep pace with industry changes.


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The Humber Experience

medal winners

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.

arboretum plants

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.


Tranquility Garden

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.

Your Career

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 and many return as employers during their growing careers.

Program Availability

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September 2022 North Open
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Tue, October 26, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
      • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Tetanus Injection or Booster Shot

All students entering this program must provide proof of having received a tetanus injection or booster shot within the last ten years.

Standard First Aid

Successful completion of Standard First Aid.

Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i7 (Quad Core) Intel i7 (Quad Core)
Memory Minimum 16GB of RAM
Storage Minimum 250GB storage space (SSD) preferable
Network Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)
Video Minimum 4GB video RAM/Minimum 24 bit colour (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN) Recommended but not required for LAND and CIVL
Display 1280x1024 video display resolution (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN) Recommended but not required for LAND and CIVL
Other Dedicated graphics card - GTX 1050, 1550, 2060 or higher needed for rendering purposes (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN)

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Richard Zoltek, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4880
richard.zoltek@humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,785.14
  • international: $16,414.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

$1,600 - construction safety boots, personal safety equipment, field trips, conferences, textbooks and supplies (for Year 1).

$850 - field trips, conferences, textbooks and supplies (for Year 2).

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bachelor of Technology, Landscape Architecture

Humber College and Dalhousie University have collaborated on the development of an academic pathway in which graduates of Humber's Landscape Technician Diploma program may enter into Dalhousie's Bachelor of Technology in Landscape Architecture with advanced standing.  Humber graduates must possess a minimum Grade Point Average of 70% (B-).  Generally, students enrolled in this pathway will require 5 semesters (2.5 years) to complete the degree.

Please Note:  Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

For more information, contact: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/contactus.html

Bachelor of Applied Sciences (BASc) - Horticulture Landscape Management

Humber College and Olds College have collaborated on the development of an educational pathway in which graduates of the Landscape Technician diploma program may apply for admission into Olds' Bachelor of Applied Science: Horticulture

Olds College will grant admission to its 60 credit hours (30 credit hours for 10 academic courses, 30 credit hours for an eight-month Directed Field Studies program), two-year Bachelor of Applied Science Degree program (Horticulture) to qualified graduates of the Landscape Technician Diploma program at Humber who have achieved a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 (on the four point grading system).  Students are able to apply as of October 1 prior to the academic year they are wishing to enter and are offered Early Admission into the program until their final transcripts are submitted.

Please note: Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

For more information, see:  

Olds College Admissions
403.556.8281
1.800.661.6537
plants@oldscollege.ca

Bachelor of Applied Management

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the four-year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. 

Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business. 

Please note:  Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

For more information please contact: admissions@unb.ca.

Business Bachelor of Business Administration

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution.

If you still have questions, reach out to the transfer admissions team at info@davenport.edu or 1.800.686.1600

Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Humber and Seneca Colleges have entered into an agreement that increases student opportunities for degree completion at both institutions.  Humber graduates may transfer into Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with entry into Semester 4, Year 2 of the program.    

Admissions:

All applicants to Seneca degree programs are required to have successfully completed the related Humber program with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (70%).

All applicants may apply through the Ontario College Application Service and must submit an official academic transcript for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.  The application must be received no later than the stated deadline for the given term being applied for in order to qualify for admission.

For further information, please contact:  academic.pathways@senecacollege.ca

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Bachelor of Law LLB program. 

International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in writing. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: https://www.glos.ac.uk/international/

Students will be expected to attend an Academic Induction preceding entry to the program. Students admitted to the UoG program will pay the appropriate annual tuition fee rate. The definitive fees will be those published here: https://www.glos.ac.uk/international/

Students admitted to UoG from Humber will be eligible to receive the international bursary. This award, and its ruling terms and conditions, is subject to change on an annual basis. For September 2020/January 2021 entry, the applicable bursary is £3,000, and will be automatically applied against tuition for successful applicants from Humber. Please note that the bursary is only available to students who are studying full-time at the UoG on campus in the UK, and completing a full degree (not available for distance learning or master's stage students).

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact us for more information:

Shandin Rickard-Hughes
International Marketing & Student Recruitment Manager, Americas
srickardhughes@glos.ac.uk

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Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Richard Zoltek, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4880
richard.zoltek@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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