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Horticulture Technician Certificate


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Intake
  • Summer

  • Training Type
    Foundation (Pre-Apprenticeship)
  • Location
    Interurban
  • Campuses
    Interurban

    Resources

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    10 Months
  • Tuition Estimate
    $4450 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $875 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • Trades Foundation Program
    • University Block Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

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

Application Fee: $40.20

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. English

One of:

  • English 10 (C)
  • ENGL 058 (C)
  • equivalent assessment

2. Math

One of:

  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 (C+)*
  • MATH 038 (C)*
  • equivalent assessment

(*): One of these courses is preferred. However, Camosun will also accept one of the following Math courses:

  • Foundations of Math and Pre-calculus 10 (C)
  • Principles of Math 10 (C)
  • Applications of Math 10 (C)
  • MATH 053 (C)
Non-Academic
  • 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. On the same page of each picture there should be a three or four sentence paragraph explaining your choice for that horticultural photo. Pages need to be fastened together.
  • complete the survey sheet and include it in your portfolio

Admission Advice

1. You must be physically fit, able to perform routine gardening duties, and be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

2. You can also qualify for admission by successfully completing a Camosun College Trades Assessment.

English Language Requirements

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

International students should contact Camosun International to learn about your options towards direct entry into our programs.

  • LPI score of 5 or higher
  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with:
    • minimum of 6.5 in Reading and Writing
    • minimum of 6.0 in Listening and Speaking
  • TOEFL scores:
    • iBT 88-90 (min 20 in each section)
    • CB 230 (min 4.5 TWE)
    • PB 570 (min 4.5 TWE)
  • Camosun English assessment

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement: You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

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 you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within the program listings for Camosun within Education Planner.)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here

Out-of-Province

If you are a secondary school graduate you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within the program listings for Camosun within Education Planner.)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here 

BC Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed in the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit* please see the Transfer Credit web page.

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.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed in the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit* please see the Transfer Credit web page.

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 the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

International Student

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

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

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

How to Apply

For details on applying to Camosun check here.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Graduates of a pre-apprenticeship program may seek employment as an apprentice. After starting their apprenticeship they normally are required to complete less technical training and fewer workplace hours than those who have not completed a pre-apprenticeship program.

Individuals are strongly recommended to contact the Industry Training Authority (ITA) at www.itabc.ca to confirm the number of credits that their pre-apprenticeship training may provide towards their total apprenticeship requirements.

Graduates may also earn up to 30 credits towards Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Horticulture Technology Diploma. This may allow suitable candidates to complete the diploma with one more year of study.

Other courses within the program may transfer on an individual basis to several horticulture related programs in the province.

Final Notes: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel at the intended institution.

Students may also wish to refer to the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer's BC Transfer Guide. This website offers complete details about transfer arrangements between post-secondary institutions in BC. This information includes course-to-course transfer opportunities.

 

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

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