previously known as Landscape Design and Installation
"The courses and faculty have allowed me to learn and grow in an environment I enjoy. They have also made it possible for me to pursue a career in a field I love." - Jacquie Faubert, Graduate
Why Choose Horticulture?
Horticulture offers you the opportunity to:
- advance community sustainability
- solve technical challenges
- be entrepreneurial
- produce food, flowers, and nursery plants
- be creative
What is Horticulture?
Horticulture surrounds us, enriching our communities and our lives. Horticulturists produce fruits, flowers and plants in greenhouses and nurseries. They design, install and maintain parks and gardens in our communities. And horticulturists maintain our sports fields and golf courses ensuring we have safe, fair and enjoyable athletic competitions.
Horticulture at Kwantlen
Enrol in the School of Horticulture to become successful horticulturists. Faculty and staff are dedicated to creating an exceptional learning experience that leads to career and personal success.
In class, students combine scientific principles, aesthetic values, business practices and community awareness to produce and manage plants and landscapes.
School of Horticulture graduates are successful and provide leadership and service to our communities.
Landscape Horticulture Systems Diploma
Kwantlen 's Landscape Horticulture Systems Graduates can:
- Design gardens and landscape spaces (including computer-assisted design)
- Identify plants and select plants for specific sites
- Maintain landscapes
- Install landscape features
- Implement integrated pest management programs
- Utilize business skills (finance, communications, supervision)
All applicants must satisfy Kwantlen’s General University Admission Requirements. Complete details at: kwantlen.ca/generaladmission. In addition, the following course prerequisites apply:
- English 12 with a C+ or equivalent (writing the Kwantlen English Placement Test is recommended if a candidate cannot meet the required minimum letter grade). Required for CMNS 1140.
- Mathematics 11 (Principles or Applications) with a C. Required for several HORT courses. Please refer to the Calendar.
For more information on upgrading your high school program requirements or English proficiency testing, visit www.kpu.ca/upgrading.
Applicants are invited to meet with a faculty member to help clarify program demands and career opportunities. Early application is recommended. Applications are accepted early as November 1st for the following September start.
Tuition and Program Costs
- Tuition, supplies, and textbooks are approximately $3,000 per semester. Note: These costs are subject to change without notice.
- Kwantlen offers many scholarships, awards, bursaries and information on other funding options. Visit the website for more information on a wide range of financial assistance and awards programs available to Kwantlen students.
- Students returning to school from the workforce may be eligible for Employment and Social Development Canada sponsorship. Contact your local Employment Centre for details on eligibility www.esdc.gc.ca
Opportunities for Further Studies
Continue your horticulture education with the Bachelor of Horticulture Science. Study either Plant Health or Urban Ecosystems. All your diploma course credits count towards the first two years of either degree.
Diploma graduates have the option to continue their studies towards a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree at Kwantlen. For more information on this opportunity, please call 604-599-3283. Transfer depends on the student's academic record. Some course substitutions may be approved to facilitate transfer to the B.B.A.
A Diploma in Horticulture Technology will be granted to students who have completed the required course work as listed below. Note: Courses may be taken out of the order listed below, but specific course prerequisites apply. See on-line calendar for course prerequisites www.kwantlen.ca/calendar/2014-15/courses/hort/index.html