If you have successfully completed ITA Levels 1 and 2 in Landscape Horticulture, we offer an opportunity to further your education with Level 3 and Level 4 Landscape Horticulturist Technical Training Programs. These programs will prepare you to write the ITA provincial Level 3 exam and the inter-provincial Red Seal Exam in Landscape Horticulture. Levels 3 and 4 are both offered full-time (6 weeks per level) over the winter in alternate years, as well as part-time during the year. Each program includes both classroom and practical components.
Tuition for each level is $1,100 (including program resource binder), plus a $20 application fee. You must provide your own personal protective equipment (boots, gloves, goggles, earplugs, and rain gear).
Topics covered in the Level 3 program include Hardscaping, Plant Health, Soils, Irrigation & Drainage, Softscape Maintenance, Plant Identification, Interior Plantscapes, Organize Work, Preconstruction Activities, and Tools & Equipment.
Topics covered in the Level 4 program include Softscape Maintenance, Plant Identification, Green Infrastructure, Cultural Management of Trees, Plant Health, Turfgrass Management, Erosion Control, Organize Work, Preconstruction Activities, and Sales & Marketing.
Next Level 4 program: August 8 to December 14, 2017 (part-time)
*Started on August 8, 2017*
Please contact the college at [email protected] if you are interested in taking Level 4 training in the future.
Next Level 3 program: November 20, 2017 to January 12, 2018 (full-time; holidays Dec 16 to Jan 1)
*Now accepting applications – apply by November 6, 2017!*
Please find the Application for Admission form HERE. Applications can be submitted in person, by email or by fax.
To apply, you must be a sponsored apprentice in the trade with a current TWID number.
To receive a Red Seal in Landscape Horticulture you must:
- Be a registered apprentice with the Industry Training Authority
- Complete 4 Levels of technical training
- Complete 6,480 work based training hours
- Pass the Red Seal exam (minimum 70%)