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Diploma in Horticulture Technology

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
2 years
Diploma / certificate
44,840 CAD
Start dates
Langley
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)
January 2021  (English)
May 2021  (English)
September 2021  (English)
January 2022  (English)

Program description

Diploma in Horticulture Technology

The program curriculum and the success of KPU's diploma graduates have established the Horticulture Technology Diploma with or without specialization as a highly valued credential in the workplace. The Diploma program combines theory and technique with best horticulture practice. Students learn how to use the tools and technologies that are an everyday part of industry workplace. The program also provides students with a foundation in horticulture science. Students develop an understanding of the environmental requirements for optimum plant growth. Best practice and sustainability are key learning outcomes.

All students must undertake a minimum 455 hours of 'Work Experience', typically completed between first and second year. This provides opportunity for students to apply their new skills and identify where their careers may lie after graduating.

Admission requirements

Students pursuing a Diploma in Horticulture Technology must be admitted to the Faculty of Science & Horticulture.

For more information, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Botany for Horticulture
  • Soils and Growing Media
  • BC Pesticide Applicator Certification
  • Introduction To Sustainable Horticulture
  • Basic Machinery Operation and Maintenance
  • Introduction To Plant Materials
  • Foundations of Plant Health

Select one of the following:

  • Introduction to Professional Communication
  • Introduction to University Writing 1

Year 2

  • Horticulture Work Experience
  • Work Experience Report

Select one of the following:

  • Landscape Pest Management
  • Turfgrass Pest Management
  • Production Horticulture Pests

Select one of the following:

  • Supervisory Skills
  • Organizational Behaviour 2
  • Human Resources Management I

Select one of the following:

  • Introductory Financial Accounting I 2
  • Business Management in Horticulture
  • Essentials of Management

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...


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Contact info

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey
Canada

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www.kpu.ca


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