Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

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Landscape Horticulturist

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Faculty:School of Trades & Skills
Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,312

Books and supplies estimate: $320

The cost listed is per period.

Careers:Landscape Workers


Does the idea of earning while you learn sound good to you? As an Apprentice Landscape Horticulturist you will be on target for a rewarding career as a Journeyperson Landscape Horticulturist, gaining foundational knowledge in every part of the industry and the skills required to start out on your own.

This four year program consists of eight weeks each year of technical training, and a minimum of 1,260 hours of on-the-job training. You will receive hands-on experience ranging from botany, landscape design, operating machinery and basic surveying, irrigation, horticulture marketing and greenhouse production.


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

    a) English Language Arts 10-2

    b) Math 10-3

    c) Science 10


    All five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests


    Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Entrance Exam
    Test Scores:
    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 79] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]

    * 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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