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Diploma in Horticulture Technology, Landscape Horticulture Systems Specialization

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
2 years
Diploma / certificate
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Surrey (British Columbia)
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Program description

Diploma in Horticulture Technology, Landscape Horticulture Systems Specialization

The Landscape Horticulture Systems program provides students an understanding of the landscape as an integrated network of various living and non-living systems including soil, plants, insects, fungi and the humans and animals that inhabit these landscapes.

The Landscape Horticulture Systems specialization provides students opportunities to learn basic horticulture science and develop valuable applied skills through hands on learning in the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus and local landscapes. With the knowledge gained by studying basic botany, plant identification, and soil science and plant heath, students learn how different elements and inputs interact and impact the function and sustainability of the landscape. Students learn to resolve and reduce the consequences of local landscape garden problems by applying their knowledge of landscape applications, pest management, and landscape construction, design and maintenance, including arboriculture and cost-estimating.

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
  • Landscape Gardening Methods
  • Introduction To Plant Materials
  • Foundations of Plant Health
  • Arboriculture I
  • Sustainable Turf Management or Plant Propagation

Select one of the following:

  • Introduction to Professional Communication
  • Introduction to University Writing 1

Year 2

  • Horticulture Work Experience
  • Work Experience Report
  • Sustainable Landscape Design I
  • Plant Materials II
  • Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Pest Management
  • Irrigation, Drainage and Lighting

Select two of the following:

  • Sustainable Landscape Design II
  • Arboriculture II
  • Organic Crop Production

Select two of the following:

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

Select two 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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About this institute

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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Why study at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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With 5 campuses, 140 programs, and 20,000 full time students each year, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is one of the largest and most exciting universities in the Metro Vancouver region of Canada. It’s why thousands of international students from around 70 countries choose to study at KPU each year.

As an international student at KPU, your education will be relevant and thought-provoking. Your instructors will care deeply about your learning, and our programs will offer you the opportunity to get real, hands-on experience to prepare you for your dream career—whether in Canada, or beyond. And at every step in your journey, our welcoming international student services will be there to support you and celebrate your success. Plus? Metro Vancouver is one of the most beautiful and livable places in the entire world.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey

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