Horticultural Technician – Algonquin College

Program Info

School: Algonquin College
Degree: Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study: Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Description: Become a journeyperson in the horticultural industry.

This apprenticeship program is designed to provide individuals working in the industry, who want to pursue a career in horticulture, with theoretical principles and practical trade skills developed by industry to become a recognized horticultural technician. The program fulfills the on-the-job and in-school requirements of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT), and supports apprentices in completing their Red Seal Certificate of Qualification exam to become a Landscape Horticulturist.

Applicants to the Horticulture College Certificate program must:

  • be currently employed in the trade
  • be formally registered as apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)
  • have a valid Offer of Classroom Training from the MTCU that includes a Ministry Client ID and approved Class Number

Eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

If you are considering a future as a Horticultural Technician, you may work with green infrastructure on private, commercial or government properties. Opportunities exist in all parts of the industry from production and maintenance to landscape installation, retail and supply firms. Graduates may also become self-employed.

URL: Horticultural Technician at Algonquin College
Length: 24 Week(s)
Careers: Horticulturists


LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
TELEPHONE: (613) 727-4723 – 7031
TOLL FREE: (800) 565-4723
FAX: (613) 727-7665
EMAIL: international@algonquincollege.com
ADDRESS: 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967, and is located on the unceded territory of the Algonquin People. The College has served over 50 years as a leader in post-secondary education and undergone significant growth since its establishment. Algonquin students are sought out by employers in every industry due to the hands-on skills and career focus they gain from learning in realistic lab and classroom environments. By the time students graduate, they are ready to take on the work world.


Algonquin College provides on-campus housing for students, with a variety of room options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a female only room or a male only room, we have something that will fit your needs. Rooms are all shared occupancy, so you will be able to meet new people and make friends during your time here. Plus, our mandatory Meal Plan ensures that you always have access to food when you need it. Payment options are available, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any questions. 


Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Applicants must be formally registered as apprentices and be released by their sponsor to attend the College.

Fees & Scholarships

International student:$18,114

Notes for Canadian Students:

College fees are set in accordance with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ policies. Fees must be paid each term for you to officially register for your classes. Your costs will vary depending on your program of study, lifestyle and other variables.

Notes for International Students:

A differential fee will apply to international students. Please contact International at international@algonquincollege.com for current fee information.

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