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Diploma in Horticulture Technology, Sustainable Production Horticulture Specialization

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
2 years
Diploma / certificate
22,420 CAD
Start dates
22,420 CAD
September 2020

22,420 CAD
January 2021

22,420 CAD
May 2021

22,420 CAD
September 2021

Program description

Diploma in Horticulture Technology, Sustainable Production Horticulture Specialization

The greenhouse and nursery sector of horticulture in BC has consistently provided many diverse and rewarding employment opportunities. There is always high demand for knowledgeable and skilled individuals who enjoy working with people and plants. Job opportunities exist across BC, Canada and indeed, worldwide. This diploma specialization provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to work successfully in the greenhouse production of vegetables, flower crops, and field and container production of ornamental plants.

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
  • Crop Production Practices
  • Foundations of Plant Health
  • Arboriculture I or Plant Propagation
  • Crop Production Operations

Select one of the following:

  • Introduction to Professional Communication
  • Introduction to University Writing 1

Year 2

  • Horticulture Work Experience
  • Work Experience Report
  • Production Facilities and Systems
  • Production Horticulture Pests
  • Crop Production Performance
  • Arboriculture II or Woody Plant Production and Development
  • Greenhouse Climate Control
  • Production Management
  • Organic Crop Production
  • Crop Production Development

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

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