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Landscape Gardener

Available at: Kingston part-time

Overview

This program gives students a strong foundational knowledge about hundreds of common plants grown in Canada, soil and plant physiology, and garden design and maintenance. This program is designed for the home gardener and persons interested in finding employment with nurseries, garden centers or landscape contractors.

Statement of Achievement Objectives

At the end of this Statement of Achievement, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of soil and plant physiology to the care and maintenance of a variety of landscape settings.
  2. Select, cultivate, and maintain appropriate plants for specific landscape settings.
  3. Plan intelligent garden and landscape spaces using design principles and techniques that reflect personal or client preferences.
  4. Apply the knowledge of foundational garden principles, techniques, and plant knowledge for personal enjoyment or for the pursuit of employment.

IMPORTANT

As of September 1, 2017 this program has been reduced to five courses. These courses have been selected as the most critical components of this program and now you can complete the credential in a timelier manner.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

 

Highlights

Program Name

Landscape Gardener

Program Code

K1057

Credential

Statement of Achievement

Start Dates


Program Duration

Part-time

Location (Campus)

Kingston part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2020-21

LAND 6 Horticulture - Perennials, Annuals and Bulbs
LAND 2 Horticulture - Plant Life
LAND 5 Horticulture - Woody Plants and Groundcovers
LAND 7 Landscape Maintenance
LAND 3 Landscape Design Principles

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



    Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the program must hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or equivalent or must qualify for mature student status (19 years of age or older).

    Prerequisites

    Health Requirements

    Testimonials

    My time at St. Lawrence changed the direction of my life, professionally and personally.

    Graduating from McMaster with a B.A. and later from Queens' with a B.Ed did little to get me a job or satisfaction in life. After working with a previous graduate from two St. Lawrence programs, I took her advice and enrolled in Autism and Behaviour Science for the 2012-2013 academic year. With knowledge and skills I gained from this program, I was able to secure several job offers in Ontario and in Alberta. After working with the phenomenal Terry Duncan at Children's Autism Services of Edmonton, I moved into my current position as a behavioural specialist at a residential care company in Edmonton. I love my job because I can make effective change in people's lives every day.

    Personally, I made lifelong friends with my program colleagues and greatly enjoyed working in the Math and Writing Center. I learned that its not necessarily about competition for the next job (as it always seems to be with teaching), but about the network you build to help each other. While in my program, I met with Early Childhood Educators, Personal Support Workers, psychology students and other future professionals; Human Services is about helping people and the best way to do that is through team approach. In part due to my time at St. Lawrence, I have a wonderful team.



    Sarah Elizabeth Iori

    Program Contact

    Debbie Baker
    dbaker@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:
    ask@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Advanced Standing

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