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Operations Concentration

Horticulture and Landscape TechnologyOperations Concentration

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Start Date:
2 Years
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September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Kingstec Campus • Kentville Full time • In-class

Concentration Overview

The Operations concentration is an option of the Horticulture & Landscape Technology diploma program. You start this concentration at the beginning of your second year.

In this concentration, you learn all aspects of greenhouse, nursery and garden centre practices. Your courses and study focuses on plant propagation/production, plant care and maintenance in greenhouse, nursery and garden centre environments utilizing safe and sustainable practices.

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Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of Horticulture & Landscape Technology – Year 1 or Advanced Standing.
  • Advanced Standing – To be considered, you must apply to and meet the Admission Requirements for the Horticulture & Landscape Technology program. Advanced Standing is based on academic credits (certificate/diploma/degree) completed from a recognized public institution within the past ten years that meet the Academic Requirements of the full first year of the program. Advanced Standing is subject to seat availability.

Employment Opportunities

  • Graduates may find employment in the garden centre, nursery and greenhouse sectors of the horticultural industry and in wholesale, re-wholesale and retail garden centre operations.

Student Success

Other Info

  • Certified Horticulture Technician – Individuals who wish to obtain a national professional designation must meet stated eligibility criteria from recognized governing institutions such as Landscape Nova Scotia. This program provides 1,000 hours of the 2,000 hours that are required for the Certified Horticulture Technician (CHT) certification. In addition to course work, you also need to meet required industry experience to complete your certification.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
HGRO 1100   Work Experience
HGRO 3002   Propagation I
HGRO 4001   Propagation II
HLAN 3004   Landscape Plant Materials II
HLAN 4003   Plants in the Landscape
HLTG 1005   Research, Practice and Application
HLTG 1006   Landscape Analysis and Planning
HLTG 1014   Site and Environment Management
HLTG 2020   Plant Production and Retail Principles III
HLTG 3006   Operations Production and Maintenance I
HLTG 4005   Operations Production and Maintenance II
HLTG 4006   Nursery Systems Operation
    Horticulture - Land Tech - Operations open elective course requirement.

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development

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