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Horticultural Technician Apprenticeship


Certificate of Achievement


Program Code: 06101

Campus: North

Length: 12 weeks starting in September

Earn a living with your green thumb and construction skills in some of the fastest growing industries related to residential and commercial landscape construction, maintenance and management, wholesale and retail growing of ornamental plants including:

  • construction
  • horticulture
  • irrigation
  • lawn care
  • maintenance
  • plant production and propagation

This intensive, two-level program will give you the technical skills you need through hands-on work in our on-site construction laboratory and greenhouse, and in the Humber Arboretum. The in-class component of the program takes place during the winter months, coinciding with the typical slowdown in the horticultural industry.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
HCAP 110: Plant Identification 1 Online

HCAP 116: Pest Control Online

HCAP 119: Turf Management 1 Online / In-person

HCAP 120: Plant Science Online

HCAP 121: Landscape Construction 1 Online / In-person

HCAP 123: Landscape Equipment Maintenance Online / In-person

HCAP 126: Workplace Safety Online / In-person

HCAP 127: Plant Materials 1 Online / In-person

HCAP 130: First Aid Online

HCAP 152: Trade Calculations Online

HCAP 161: Workplace Communications Online

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following requirements:

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    Academic

    This apprenticeship is regulated by the Ontario College of Trades. You and your employer are required to register through your local Apprenticeship Branch Office of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD).

    You will be scheduled for the in-school portion of training by MLTSD. Apprentices who have been scheduled for the in-school training will be sent an Offer of Classroom Training letter from the MLTSD. For more information, visit ontario.ca/page/start-apprenticeship.

    Required Preparation

    • Grade 12

    For Peel Region, please contact:

    MLTSD– Apprenticeship Branch
    The Emerald Centre
    10 Kingsbridge Garden Circle, Suite 404
    Mississauga, ON  L5R 3K6
    905.279.7333 or 800.736.7332
    tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/ training

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

How to Become an Apprentice

Visit www.ontario.ca/page/start-apprenticeship for instructions.

Fees

Level 1 - $650
Level 2 - $650.

Fees are subject to change.

Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i7 (Quad core) Intel i7 (Quad core or higher)
Memory Minimum 16 GB of RAM
Storage Minimum 250 GB storage space (SSD) preferable, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Other Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Additional Costs

Trainees are responsible for acquiring clothes appropriate for outside use: gloves; ear protection (muffs or plugs); The Canadian Standards Association (CSA)-approved Green Patch safety boots; Class E hard hat and safety glasses; and a pair of secateurs (approximate cost $260).

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Tanya Olsen, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5941
tanya.olsen@humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: December 1, 2020