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Horticultural Technician

Algonquin College

Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Length:24 Week(s)


Become a journeyperson in the horticultural industry.

This apprenticeship program is designed to provide individuals working in the industry, who want to pursue a career in horticulture, with theoretical principles and practical trade skills developed by industry to become a recognized horticultural technician. The program fulfills the on-the-job and in-school requirements of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT), and supports apprentices in completing their Red Seal Certificate of Qualification exam to become a Landscape Horticulturist.

Applicants to the Horticulture College Certificate program must:

  • be currently employed in the trade
  • be formally registered as apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)
  • have a valid Offer of Classroom Training from the MTCU that includes a Ministry Client ID and approved Class Number

Eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

If you are considering a future as a Horticultural Technician, you may work with green infrastructure on private, commercial or government properties. Opportunities exist in all parts of the industry from production and maintenance to landscape installation, retail and supply firms. Graduates may also become self-employed.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

    Applicants must be formally registered as apprentices and be released by their sponsor to attend the College.

    * 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.

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