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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
  • Design-build processes experienced by working on campus landscaping features
  • Optional experiential learning credit is offered through international study opportunities
  • Includes a four-week industry work placement at the end of semester four


  • 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..

.. 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 Thursday, March 16, 2017 or Red Carpet Day on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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

Ian Seifried
"The horticulture program at Ridgetown provided me with first-class horticultural knowledge. Instructors here really enjoy teaching, and made sure the class understood the material. Many different courses allowed me to work in the greenhouse on various projects and the arboriculture course taught me a lot about tree care and how to climb trees — I really enjoyed the time spent outside."

Ian Seifried
Ursuline College Chatham, Blenheim, ON
Graduate (Spring 2015, 2016), Associate Diploma in Horticulture, Agriculture

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