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Urban Arboriculture - Tree Care

Credential: Ontario College CertificateProgram Code: 01991Length: 2 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

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 2019-2020 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,833.91
  • international: N/A

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,956.66 N/A
Tuition $1,351.41 N/A
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 N/A
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 N/A
Program Ancillary Fee $79.41 N/A
Co-op/Placement $0.00 N/A

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 N/A
Tuition $1,351.41 N/A
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 N/A
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 N/A
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 N/A
Co-op/Placement $0.00 N/A

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

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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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

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 2020 North Open Not Available
September 2020 North Open Not Available
January 2021 North Open Not Available

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