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Landscape Technician

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Program Code: 01521
Credential: Diploma
Start Dates: September
Program Length: 4 semesters

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 potentially 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 allows you to 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 offers first- and second-year students the opportunity to meet 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

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Open

Humber Students Benefit from Five Centres of Innovation (COIs)

The Humber Centres of Innovation Network demonstrates our strong commitment to providing an experiential learning environment for students. Students and faculty work with industry partners on real-world challenges to prepare them to become the innovative and strategic problem-solvers of tomorrow. Come to Humber and experience interdisciplinary learning across five COIs.

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Contact Us

Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Liane Cook, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4880
liane.cook@humber.ca

Campus Information

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

View Instructions 

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

Visit OYAP 

How to Apply

Domestic Students

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, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

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

Need Advice?

Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

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 three 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 all listed course requirements.

    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 credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

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)

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Liane Cook, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4880
liane.cook@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,825.06
  • international: $16,394.00

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).

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

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.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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