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Diploma in Landscape Technician

Humber College’s Landscape Technician diploma program is based on the principles of sustainability, conservation and environmental sensitivity. You’ll learn about landscape design and development, site construction, general horticulture, grounds maintenance, and related technologies through a combination of in-class studies and hands-on landscape training.

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Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 7,496 per semester
Location: North Campus (Toronto, Canada)

At Humber, we have exceptional facilities for landscape education. The Humber Arboretum, for example, is a 250-acre botanical garden centred on the west branch of the Humber River, surrounding Humber’s North Campus. It includes ornamental, woodland and wildlife gardens serving as a unique living classroom for plant studies, construction, arboricultural and horticultural skills.

Our construction lab is housed in a weather-protected 8,000-square-foot facility which allows you to build full-scale structures such as decks, gazebos and retaining walls. Our computer labs use the latest in computer-aided design (CAD) software which enables you to prepare professional construction documents.

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Horticultural Practices
  • Surveying and Construction Practices
  • Plant Studies
  • Botany and Soils
  • Landscape Drafting and CAD
  • English for Skilled Trade Professionals

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A career in the multifaceted landscape industry lets you combine your interests in construction, design, plant materials and the environment. Opportunities exist with landscape contractors, design firms, design-build firms, garden centres, nurseries, municipalities, golf courses and in technical sales.

Some of our graduates establish their own companies or obtain senior supervisory positions within the industry. Our annual Landscape and Horticultural Job Fair matches first- and second-year students with potential employers. Graduates of the Humber College’s Landscape Technician diploma program often find themselves with a range of job choices and prospects.

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