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Horticulture Technician Certificate


Intake
  • Summer

  • Training Type
    Foundation
  • Program Start Date
    July
  • Length
    10 Months full-time
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $4800 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $800 - $1000 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • Trades Foundation Program
    • University Block Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

    This 10-month program is offered through Camosun College, with classes held at the campus of Royal Roads University

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Camosun's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

If you are a current Grade 12 at a BC/Yukon high school, You can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15. 

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Application Fee: $44.38 (domestic); $100 (international)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

1. English

One of:

  • English 10 (C)
  • ENGL 058 (C)
  • equivalent Canadian high school course

2. Math

One of:

  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 (C+)
  • Foundations of Math 10 (C)
  • Pre-calculus 10 (C) 
  • MATH 038 (C)
  • equivalent Canadian high school course
Non-Academic
1. Portfolio (the three tasks below should be neatly organized and presented in a sealed envelope or contained folder with your full name and program name on the cover sheet)
  • write a short letter (two to three paragraphs) expressing your interest in the program, reasons for enrolling, and goals and expectations for the courses;
  • provide a booklet containing six photographs of a small garden scene, larger landscape, plants, horticultural workplace and/or any other creative setting which interests you. The prints should be mounted with no more than two per page. 
  • complete the survey sheet and include it in your portfolio

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Camosun's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

English proficiency for admission to most programs at Camosun College requires English 12 (C+) or equivalent. 

Students may meet the English proficiency requirement with one or more of the following alternatives.

Assessment

Minimum Result

IELTS (Academic)

6.0 overall (no sub-score less than 6.0)

TOEFL iBT

78 overall (no sub-score less than 19)

Duolingo English Test (DET)*

105 overall*

PTE Academic

54 overall (no sub-score less than 50)

Cambridge Assessment of English: C1 Advanced

174 overall (no sub-score less than 169)

CAEL CE

60 overall (no -sub-score less than 60)

GTEC CBT

1200 overall (minimum sub-score: Reading 325; Writing 270; Speaking 260; Listening 335)


Note(*): Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 105 is for General Admission to most Certificate and Diploma programs, and Bachelor of Business Administration programs (exceptions: Nursing and certain other Health-related programs). Score of 115 is for admission to Post-Degree programs (all majors) and Degree programs offered by Centre for Sport and Exercise Education.

International applicants are encouraged to contact Camosun International to learn about your options towards direct entry into Camosun programs.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Each program has individual admissions requirements. To be considered for admission, you must meet or exceed the requirements for your chosen program. You must also meet the English proficiency requirement at a level suitable for your desired program. Program admission requirements can be found on the 'Admission Info' tab of each program profile in the program search database

 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Current BC/Yukon high school student can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15; please check here for special high school admission process.

If you are a secondary school graduate or a mature student (19 years or older), you are eligible for general admission to Camosun College and can apply anytime. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here

Out-of-Province

Current BC/Yukon high school student can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15; please check here for special high school admission process.

If you are a secondary school graduate or a mature student (19 years or older), you are eligible for general admission to Camosun College and can apply anytime. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit*, please refer to Camosun's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

For students who study at another post-secondary institution in BC, you can use BC Transfer Guide to find out course equivalency and transferability.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit*, please refer to Camosun's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the start of your first academic term, you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database)

International Student

For complete details on admission to Camosun College as an International Student, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Camosun College may consider granting special admission to underage applicants on an individual basis. For more details, please refer to Camosun's Admission Policy (Section C: Special College Admission Admission).

How to Apply

For details on applying to Camosun College, please check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.

Next Up: Apprenticeship

Taking a foundation program can help you build the skills that employers are looking for, making you well-positioned to find an employment in the trade and begin an apprenticeship.

Your technical and work-based training hours acquired from the Horticulture Technician Certificate program will be counted towards your next step in training as an apprentice. To progress as an apprentice, you will need to find an employer who will sponsor your apprenticeship and register with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). You will then be able to complete the work-based (on-the-job) training hours and next level(s) of the apprenticeship training of your chosen trade in:

For updated details regarding the Industry Training Program, please please refer to the above links for respective ITA program profiles.