Fanshawe College

Horticulture Technician

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Program Information

School:Fanshawe College
Faculty:School of Design
Degree:Diploma; Co-op; University Transfer
Field of Study:Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Description:The Horticulture Technician diploma is a two-year co-op program with the emphasis on the practical aspects of horticulture. The course develops the academic and practical skill level in students that allow them to easily match a growing need in the green industry. All graduates can be fully employed in the field; there are, according to Landscape Ontario, the provincial trade organization, over 1600 positions available in horticulture in the province annually. Additionally many opportunities exist out-of-province and even out-of-country.

The first year of the Horticulture Technician program is academic-centred while the emphasis in the second year is on hands-on practical training. Approximately 80% of the scheduled class time in the senior year is spent outside the classroom in courses such as Landscape Field Construction, Greenhouse Plant Production, Arboriculture and Garden and Landscape Maintenance. Students and faculty participate in practical lab sessions while maintaining and redeveloping the grounds of the campus in real-time situations. The A.M. (Mac) Cuddy Gardens, in near-by Strathroy, greatly enhances the practical experience in a world-class estate garden which houses a remarkable collection of rare and endangered plants.
URL:Horticulture Technician at Fanshawe College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $16,307
Careers:AgrologistsHorticulturistsNursery and Greenhouse Workers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream

    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Important - Class 'G' Driver's Licence Students entering the 2nd year of the Horticulture Technician program must be in possession of an Ontario G or G2 driver’s licence. If a student’s driver’s licence is suspended at any time during the program, the student is responsible for notifying the Program Coordinator immediately. Loss of a driver’s licence may result in delayed progression or inability to complete the program. Failure to notify the Program Coordinator of the suspended licence may result in dismissal from the program.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on August 30, 2018