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Associate Diploma in Horticulture

About this program

The nursery, landscaping, greenhouse and floriculture sectors are growing at a rapid pace. Our Associate Diploma in Horticulture will give you the skills you need to have a great future that offers many career options for individuals who like to be creative and work with their hands and minds.

The J.J. Neilson Arboretum, part of Ridgetown Campus, provides a unique, outdoor classroom with more than 700 tree, shrub and flower species.


  • Practical, hands-on training in our campus nursery, arboretum and greenhouse facilities
  • Experience the design-build process by working on campus horticultural landscaping features
  • Optional experiential learning credit is offered through international study opportunities


  • Diverse job placement opportunities
  • Summer internship positions on campus are available to continue your learning experience in the summer months
  • Gain the knowledge and preparation to write the Ministry of the Environment Exterminator License exam
  • Complete a second Associate Diploma (in Agriculture) with just one additional year of study
  • Gateway to additional post-secondary opportunities including undergraduate degree programs, applied degree programs, post-diploma certifications and industry accreditation

And what..

.. do our students have to say about this program?
.. industry certifications and work experience opportunities exist?
.. courses would you take?
.. career opportunities do graduates have?

Come check this program out at Applicant Information Days on Friday, March 18, 2016 or Red Carpet Day on Thursday, November 24, 2016

To discuss this program in more detail, please contact:

Alison McMahon
Alison McMahon, Campus Recruitment Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63256
John Zandrstra
John Zandstra, Academic Program Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63627

Christena Jenkins-Giffen
"The hands-on learning around the grounds and in the greenhouse on campus has given me the opportunity to apply the knowledge that I learned in the classroom. I also got real-world experience through completing a landscape construction build at a horticulture industry show."

Christena Jenkins-Giffen
Strathroy District Collegiate Institute, Strathroy, ON
Class of 2015, Horticulture Diploma

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