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 Horticultural Technican
SchoolUniversity of Guelph (Kemptville Campus) (Closed)
LocationKemptville, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School Size
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*60%
Prerequisites NotesAn Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent academic standing is required, with a minimum 60% average in the final year of study, excluding Workplace or Basic Courses. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may also be considered if they will be 19 years of age at the date of enrolment and have been out of secondary school for at least one year. Mathematics, biology, and chemistry at the Grade 11 or 12 level are recommended.
DescriptionThe nursery, landscaping, turf, and floriculture segments of the horticulture industry are areas of sustained growth and development in Ontario and Canada. The diploma in Horticulture program provides a basic curriculum in ornamental horticulture and an opportunity to take specialized courses in various components of the industry. Practical experience and training complements the more formal material presented in lectures and provides an opportunity to acquire the practical skills required in greenhouse and landscaping firms.

The diploma in Horticulture program is offered at Kemptville Campus and Ridgetown Campus and prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in landscaping, nursery and greenhouse firms, municipal parks and golf courses, garden centres, and private businesses.
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