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Horticulture - New Students

Welcome to the Faculty of Science and Horticulture!

We're so excited you've decided to study Horticulture with us at KPU.  By enrolling in this program you are positioning yourself for a well rounded education to support careers in many different areas of the Horticulture industry.

Please be advised students will need to purchase the following equipment prior to the start of their studies:

Horticulture Student Equipment List:

  • CSA green triangle steel toe workboots (ankle boot recommended)
  • Tightfitting work gloves - no leather, no gauntlet loose cuffs, NO LATEX!
  • Outdoor weather proof work wear: Waterproof, sealed seams ( eg: Helly Hansen, Pioneer, Wetskins.  NOT Gore-Tex --it doesn’t work when dirty).
  • Personal safety eyewear (Safety goggles/Polycarbonate safety lens).
  • Handheld professional quality bypass pruners ( only required in some courses)
  • Hats to protect from cold, rain, sun.
  • Sunscreen

University horticultural science courses are interesting, engaging and rewarding but have a heavy workload due to weekly mandatory labs and hands-on training.  As this is the case, we recommend you review  the appropriate course plan for your first year to keep your school-work-life balance, to ensure prerequisites for future semesters are met and to ensure success in all of your courses. 

Please note: Some KPU Horticulture courses have prerequisite (registration) requirements.  If you are missing any of these, please make an appointment to see an Academic Advisor by calling 604.599.2828 for "first year course planning and prerequisites". 

For information on NEXT STEPS including how to check your registration time,  registering for courses, paying your tuition and buying textbooks visit the Newly Accepted Students page.

RECOMMENDED COURSE PROGRESSIONS:

HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA (General Horticulture):

Fall:  12 credits

HORT 1104

Soils and Growing Media

3 credits

Prerequisites:    Level G1 as defined in the Math Alternatives Table

HORT 1110

Introduction to Sustainable Horticulture

3 credits

 

HORT 1217

Foundations of Plant Health

 

3 credits

 

HORT 1118

Basic Machinery Operation and Maintenance

 

3 credits

 

Spring:   13 credits

HORT 1102

Botany for Horticulture  

3 credits

 

HORT 1105

BC Pesticide Applicator Certification  

1 credit

 

HORT 1155

Introduction To Plant Materials  

3 credits

 

HORT 1240  OR

HORT 1261

Arboriculture I  OR

Plant Propagation

3 credits

3 credits

 

HORT 1XXX

Horticulture Elective – Student’s Choice

3 credits

 

Summer:  9 credits

CMNS 1140

Introduction to Professional Communication

3 credits

 

BUSI 1210

Essentials of Management  

3 credits

 

BUSI 1215

Organizational Behaviour

3 credits

 

 

HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA: Landscape Horticulture Systems:

Fall:  12 credits

HORT 1104

Soils and Growing Media

3 credits

Prerequisites:    Level G1 as defined in the Math Alternatives Table

HORT 1110

Introduction to Sustainable Horticulture

3 credits

 

HORT 1118

Basic Machinery Operation and Maintenance

 

3 credits

 

HORT 1124

Landscape Gardening Methods

3 credits

 

Spring:   13 credits

HORT 1102

Botany for Horticulture  

3 credits

 

HORT 1105

BC Pesticide Applicator Certification  

1 credit

 

HORT 1155

Introduction To Plant Materials  

3 credits

 

HORT 1240  

 

Arboriculture I

 

3 credits

 

 

Summer:  9 credits

CMNS 1140

Introduction to Professional Communication

3 credits

 

BUSI 1210

Essentials of Management  

3 credits

 

BUSI 1215

Organizational Behaviour

3 credits

 

 

HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA: Sustainable Production:

Fall:  12 credits

HORT 1104

Soils and Growing Media

3 credits

Prerequisites:    Level G1 as defined in the Math Alternatives Table

HORT 1110

Introduction to Sustainable Horticulture

3 credits

 

HORT 1118

Basic Machinery Operation and Maintenance

 

3 credits

 

HORT 1193

Crop Production Practices  

3 credits

 

Spring:   13 credits

HORT 1102

Botany for Horticulture  

3 credits

 

HORT 1105

BC Pesticide Applicator Certification  

1 credit

 

HORT 1155

Introduction To Plant Materials  

3 credits

 

HORT 1217

Foundations of Plant Health

 

3 credits

 

HORT 1293

Crop Production Operations

3 credits

 

Summer:  9 credits

CMNS 1140

Introduction to Professional Communication

3 credits

 

BUSI 1210

Essentials of Management  

3 credits

 

BUSI 1215

Organizational Behaviour

3 credits

 

 

HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA: Turf Management:

Fall:  12 credits

HORT 1104

Soils and Growing Media

3 credits

Prerequisites:    Level G1 as defined in the Math Alternatives Table

HORT 1110

Introduction to Sustainable Horticulture

3 credits

 

HORT 1118

Basic Machinery Operation and Maintenance

 

3 credits

 

HORT 1132

Turf Maintenance Operations  

3 credits

 

Spring:   13 credits

HORT 1105

BC Pesticide Applicator Certification  

1 credit

 

HORT 1155

Introduction To Plant Materials  

3 credits

 

HORT 1217

Foundations of Plant Health

 

3 credits

 

HORT 1230

Sustainable Turf Management  

3 credits

 

HORT 1240  

 

Arboriculture I

 

3 credits

 

 

Summer:  9 credits

HORT 1102

Botany for Horticulture  

3 credits

 

CMNS 1140

Introduction to Professional Communication

3 credits

 

BUSI 1210

Essentials of Management  

3 credits