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Urban Arboriculture - Tree Care

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Program Code: 01991 Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Length: 2 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Urban Arboriculture – Tree Care certificate program provides an introduction to the arborist trade. You will learn how to work safely and to keep trees healthy under the unique working conditions of the urban landscape. Upon completion, you will have a thorough working knowledge of all aspects of urban tree care including tree climbing, pruning, rigging, aerial rescue, chainsaw maintenance and use, teamwork, and safety.

Our advisory committee regularly reviews our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.

This program is not available to international applicants.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Fall semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Identify species of trees and woody plants in both summer and winter conditions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of tree biology and soil sciences.
  • Diagnose and remedy major pests, disease, and tree disorders using the latest integrated management options to promote plant health.
  • Identify potentially dangerous on-site conditions, emergencies, hazards and materials.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of pertinent safety and related legislation as they apply to Arboriculture safe workplace practices.
  • Perform safe tree climbing techniques, aerial rescue, rigging, pruning techniques, and tree removal.
  • Safely operate and maintain relevant equipment.
  • Perform appropriate mathematic calculations.
  • Work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.


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The Humber Advantage

students planting trees

Facilities & Equipment

Humber College has some of the best facilities for delivery of this type of education. The Humber Arboretum is a 250 acre botanical garden that surrounds the campus and includes ornamental gardens, woodland gardens, wildlife gardens, and ecologically diverse environments centered on the west branch of the Humber River. The Arboretum serves as a unique “living classroom" for plant studies, construction, arboricultural and horticultural skills. Our new construction lab is housed in a weather protected 8000 square foot facility which allows full scale structures such as decks, gazebos, retaining walls and water features. We also have excellent computer labs for teaching our CAD (computer-aided design and drafting) courses.

Bob Smith wins award

Faculty Highlight

Bob Smith, faculty member in Humber's Arborist Apprenticeship program has won another award from the Ontario Parks Association.

Congratulations Bob!

Your Career

There are more than three million trees lining Toronto’s streets and in public parks and ravines, and millions more on private properties. Overall, researchers estimate that an urban tree can save five to ten times more carbon dioxide than a rural tree. Help maintain a healthy, sustainable urban forest ecosystem working for municipalities, provincial and federal governments, and public utilities. Tree care contractors and other private-sector employers are also looking for well-trained tree workers. Demand is strong for tree climbers in particular.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
January 2021 North Open Not Available
September 2021 North Open Not Available
January 2022 North Open Not Available

Humber

ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Career Fair 2020

ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Career Fair 2020

Wed, February 12, 2020

Humber’s Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST) was pleased to host the 10th Annual ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Career Fair.

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New Fall 2019: Programs with Optional Co-op

New Fall 2019: Programs with Optional Co-op

Thu, July 11, 2019

As part of FAST’s commitment to work-integrated learning and the development of career-ready graduates. 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Optional Co-op streams in the following programs:

  • Building Construction Technician
  • Computer and Network Support Technician
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology – Control Systems
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology

Starting with the Fall 2019 intake, students will have the option to participate in co-op at various points in their academic program. The co-op work terms will alternate between periods of academic study and are sequenced to best address the needs of industry and demand. Information about the co-op option will be available on program webpages and the Work Placement Services website.

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Humber winners at Skills Ontario Competition 2019

Humber winners at Skills Ontario Competition 2019

Thu, May 23, 2019

Congratulations to all competitors and winners for making Humber proud. We can't wait to see what the future holds for all of you!

The Skills Ontario Competition is Canada's largest skilled trade and technology competition, which offers a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate their talents and skills. Over two and a half days, they capture the attention of their educators, family, friends and prospective employers. Winners are awarded with Gold, Silver or Bronze medals, including monetary awards and the opportunity to compete in the Skills Canada National Competition after which they have a chance to move on to World Skills Competition.

Numerous Humber students, from different fields, gave their best in the competitions, and brought home medals.

Congratulations to all competitors and winners for making Humber proud. We can't wait to see what the future holds for all of you!

Automation & Controls
Everest Bezati - Bronze

Electronics
Brendan Woo - Gold
Nicholas Roos - Silver

Heating Systems
Wylie Gallant - Bronze

Horticulture & Landscape Design Team of Two
Patrick Misko & Taylor Schottroff - Bronze

Landscape Design
Thales Leonardo DaSilva - Gold
Raymond Ho - Silver

Mechanical CADD
Keiran O'Neil - Bronze

Mechatronics Team of Two
Hartej Tapia & Marko Gunja - Gold
Sunhail Mohammed & Alex Mosor - Silver

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Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology Events

DHL - Supply Chain

DHL - Supply Chain

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Tue, September 22, 2020 | 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
North

DHL Supply Chain is a world-class logistics company looking for world-class people. Register to attend a virtual Information Session on September 22.

To register for the Information Session, email CollegeRecruiting@dhl.com - Subject Line: 'Info Session Registration' - attach a resume. DHL will follow up with a confirmation message and a link to their session.

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Bell - Graduate Leadership Program - September

Bell - Graduate Leadership Program - September

Humber

Tue, September 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM to Fri, January 22, 2021 | 04:00 PM
North

Bell's New Grad and Student Recruitment Experience - register now for the next recruitment session.

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PMPG - Townhall Speakers Series 2020

PMPG - Townhall Speakers Series 2020

Humber

Wed, September 30, 2020 | 04:15 PM to Wed, October 21, 2020 | 06:00 PM
North, Online

Attention all Project Management (PMGT) students! Make sure to attend this semester's Townhall Speakers Series facilitated by your Employment Advisor.

Topics covered in the Townhall include job search techniques, perfecting resume and cover letter writing, navigating social media platforms, sharpening your interviewing skills, getting familiar with Humber's Job Board - Career Connect and so much more.

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ICT Capstone Project Expo 2020

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Tue, May 19, 2020

Bachelor of Industrial Design Thesis Show 2020

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Thu, March 12, 2020

Supply Chain Management Annual Career Networking Event

Supply Chain Management Annual Career Networking Event

Wed, March 11, 2020

The annual Supply Chain Management Career Fair was another very successful event hosted by Work Placement Services.

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Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

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)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    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).

Field Practice Session Requirements

Before participating in this program, students must fully understand or be prepared in the following:

  • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) is recommended
  • field practice sessions take place two days every week even in bad winter weather
  • at least 50 percent of field time involves tree climbing to heights of 40 feet or more
  • attendance at all classes is mandatory
  • students must dress appropriately for the scheduled activity and prevailing weather
  • most field practice sessions are off-campus locations to which students must arrange their own transportation
  • on a scheduled rotating basis, students are responsible for supervision of field practice sessions and transportation of tools and equipment to job/field practice sites
  • students must supply their own personal protective equipment (PPE) and small tools. Required PPE and small tools will be discussed during the first week of classes.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,130.49
  • international: N/A

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

$1,200 - study materials, personal protective equipment (PPE) and small tools. Transportation to and from off-campus work sites, within or in the vicinity of the Greater Toronto Area is the responsibility of the student.

 

Pathways

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

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Mark Graves, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4731
mark.graves@humber.ca

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

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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

Apply through Ontario Colleges

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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