2022-23 tuition will be announced in the late Spring once approved by the government of Nova Scotia. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional. Amounts below were for the 2021-22 academic year.
Tuition, fees and program costs
In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.
View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that amounts on these pages are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.
Courses may include
These are some of the courses offered in this program. It is not a complete list and courses are subject to change in advance of the academic year.
Recognizing prior learning / transfer credits
If you have previous learning (course, employment, etc...) that's relevant to your program, you can apply to earn credit. Learn about our recognizing prior learning (RPL) process.
HGRO 1100 - Work Experience
The work experience component provides the learner with an opportunity to apply skills and concepts appropriate for entry level positions within the occupation. Learners will assess their own performance and be evaluated by an industry partner. Learners will identify personal outcomes they wish to attain during the work experience and will keep a journal.
HGRO 3002 - Propagation I
This course introduces learners to the reproduction of woody and herbaceous plant material, focusing on developing various practical and technical skills applicable in the greenhouse and nursery industries. The course uses the Canadian Standards for Nursery Stock (Canadian Nursery Landscape Association) for the production of greenhouse and nursery stock.
HGRO 4001 - Propagation II
This course focuses on specialized propagation methods for woody and herbaceous plant material. Technical skills developed during the course will use the Canadian Standard for Nursery Stock for the production of greenhouse and nursery stock for winter and spring propagation.
HLAN 3004 - Landscape Plant Materials II
The focus of Landscape Plant Materials II is on identifying plant material in the autumn season using skills acquired in Landscape Plant Materials I and the universal language of Botanical Latin. Learners will be exposed to specific plant species, cultivar and variety. All plant material will be researched as they relate to family organization and their relationship with other plant communities.
HLAN 4003 - Plants in the Landscape
Plants in the Landscape focuses on native plants and their allies in the natural environment. Emphasis is on recognizing dormant plants building on skills developed in Horticulture Science and Landscape Plant Materials I and II.
HLTG 1005 - Research, Practice and Application
This course will allow learners to manage specific Horticulture Operations and/or Landscape environments at Kingstec Campus or in the community. The course incorporates conducting practical experiments, conducting applied research, compiling data, managing the project, consulting with industry and developing supporting rationale to create the formal written and oral project results. The culmination of this project is to present research findings in a public forum.
HLTG 1006 - Landscape Analysis and Planning
The course is designed to provide a basic understanding of site analysis, customer survey and landscape planning strategies, exploring topics such as scale, plant symbols, plan layout and drafting tools. Learners will understand and practice manual drafting as it relates to the landscaping process using established landscape plan protocol.
HLTG 1014 - Site and Environment Management
This course is designed to provide an opportunity for learners to relate their skills to managing a greenhouse or a nursery site. By developing inputs and ensuring sustainable plant growth, learners will further develop independent learning, self-discovery and practice their project management skills to industry standard. As the green industry moves to environmental sustainability and increased regulatory practices, this course will cover strategies and creative solutions that reflect the fundamental principles of sustainable horticulture and will be demonstrated within learner’s project plans.
HLTG 2020 - Plant Production and Retail Principles III
Building on the skills first covered in Plant Production and Retail Principles I and II, learners will manage the green areas and oversee the semester’s retail sales event, which involves mentoring year one learners and directing the event from set up through to tear down.
HLTG 3006 - Operations Production and Maintenance I
This course provides learners with practical experience in cold frame and cool house production. Kingstec’s living lab will provide opportunities to work with a wide range of plant material throughout the semester. Hardy and tropical plants will be maintained within our extensive nursery facilities.
HLTG 4005 - Operations Production and Maintenance II
This course is a continuation of Operations Production and Maintenance I. A living lab will provide learners with the opportunity to produce and display merchandise for retail sales. Learners will experience building and creating displays, perform maintenance of production areas, nursery areas and maintain inventory control of plant growth and nursery stock.
HLTG 4006 - Nursery Systems Operation
This course introduces learners to various aspects of nursery systems operations including irrigation, pruning, fertilization, and the creation of standardized nursery stock. The intent is to produce and maintain healthy, true-to-name plant material using an integrated pest management approach, current industry practices and sustainable systems.
Horticulture - Land Tech - Operations open elective course requirement.