Fanshawe College

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Horticulture Technician

Fanshawe College

Faculty:School of Design
Degree:Diploma; Co-op; University Transfer
Field of Study:Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,488
International: $16,524
Careers:AgrologistsHorticulturistsNursery and Greenhouse Workers


As a student, you'll learn how to build and maintain landscapes, gardens and indoor spaces. You'll study arboriculture, landscape design, plant identification, plant production and business management. You'll even participate in national events such as Skills Canada, Canada Blooms and Landscape Congress. A horticulture education has to include a hands-on component, right? As part of the program you'll have full access to the on-campus greenhouse designed exclusively for Horticultural students. You'll also be able to work in the 100-acre "living lab" that is the Fanshawe campus, including the A.M. Cuddy Garden near Strathroy. That means 80 per cent of the time you'll be out of the classroom, getting your hands dirty. Not bad, eh?


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


    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)


    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)


    Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      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 March 07, 2023