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Horticulture Certificate


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Training Type: Foundation (Pre-Apprenticeship)
  • Location
    Kamloops Campus
  • Campuses
    Kamloops

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  • Length
    Nine Months
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $4172 Total
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $1600 Total
  • Credentials
    • Certificate
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications received prior to March 1 will be guaranteed an admission decision and an earlier registration date. This program continue to accept applications until the start of each semester.

Application Fee: $28.68

Academic

One of:

  • high school graduation
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old and have been out of school for at least two years)

Non-Academic

  • good physical condition
  • strong desire for hands-on work with plant materials
  • attend an orientation session
  • Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status

Admission Advice

1. If you have allergies to dust or pollen you should be cautious of entering the program.

English Language Requirements

Summary

For students whose first language is not English and wish to enter academic programs without attending ESL courses, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • A TOEFL score of 88 (internet based) with no section below 20 or 570 (paper based) with a 4.5 on the test of written English
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 with no bands below a 6
  • A Language Proficiency Index score of Level 6
  • A MELAB score of 81
  • A CanTEST score of 4.5 with no component below a 4
  • A CAEL score of 70 with no subset below 60

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Skills - You must have adequate English language skills to participate in your intended program of study.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

 

BC Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Credit check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Credit check here.

Mature Student

If you do not meet the admission requirements for your intended program it's possible to gain entry through mature student status. To be classified as a mature student you must be at least 19 years old and have been out of school for at least two years. In such cases the grade level requirement (eg -Grade 10, Grade 12) will be waived however individual course prerequisites must still be met (eg-English 10, English 12).

Special Note: It's possible to make up course prerequisites for your intended program through TRU.

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is judged that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Contact a TRU advisor for more details.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.

Block Transfer within TRU

Graduates may advance to TRU's Horticulture and Business Diploma. (Completion of the diploma is possible with one more year of study).

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

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 obtain one year of credit towards Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Horticulture Technology Diploma.

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.

Block Transfer out of province

Graduates may obtain advanced credit towards the Horticulture Diploma at Olds College (Olds Alberta). They may also receive 15 units of advanced credit toward the Ontario Diploma in Horticulture. This program is delivered in a distance education format by the University of Guelph. More information on transfer arrangements are available from the Program Coordinator.

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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