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 Horticulture Technologist
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SchoolOlds College
LocationOlds, AB, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 1,366
DegreeDiploma
Honours
Co-op
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade11 Pure Mathematics 
Prerequisites NotesApplicants coming into the Certificate must have 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2; 50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2; and 50% or better in two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Science 20, OR One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Science 30. Applicants coming into the Diploma must have a 2.0 GPA in a completed horticulture certificate or consent of the department.
Cost
National: $6,254

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.
Scholarships16 scholarship(s)
DescriptionSustainability, water management, production horticulture, and urban agriculture are vital elements of the world in which we live. Horticulture studies explore the production and management of plants, the management of pests, landscapes, soils and water systems to achieve productive and sustainable systems. Olds College has been offering programs within the horticulture field for over 50 years making us the experts within this field. Students have the option of studying for four years to obtain the prestigious and sought after, Bachelor of Applied Science degree, but along with this credential students will also receive a Horticulture Technologist diploma in two years, and a Horticulture Technician certificate after the first year. The program is unique and graduates will apply their knowledge and skills in the areas of horticulture crops, landscape design, construction and maintenance. The curriculum is a blended delivery of both online learning and applied theory directed to specific case studies. The programming also includes a new field school aspect designed to supply students with practical applications and reinforce on-the-job learning skills. While achieving these goals within the field school, students will have the opportunity to earn a wage while they learn.
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