Some of our most frequently asked questions

Absolutely. Please contact PHC at [email protected] to schedule an appointment to visit the gardens and speak with college staff.

Up to 18 students are accepted to the Level 3 program.

Please review SkilledTradesBC sponsorship information with both SkilledTradesBC and HortEducation BC. The best sponsor is your horticulture employer. If this is not available, both HortEducation BC and HCP are able to provide sponsorship options.

The age range is from 19 and upwards. The average age is early thirties. Most students are already employed in the horticulture industry, while other students have totally different backgrounds in education, service industry, graphic design, business and more.

Unfortunately, PHC does not offer any funding options for Level 3 students.

For additional financial support, please visit WorkBC Apprentice Services for more information at

Accommodations are not available on site. Local housing options can be found on or Facebook Marketplace.

Please sign into your SkilledTradesBC portal account with your SkilledTradesBC ID number to locate your official SkilledTradesBC transcript. This can be downloaded as a PDF and sent directly to the college. There is no fee.

Aside from supportive college instructors and staff, PHC is unable to offer additional academic resources. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate their needs to the college staff in a timely manner and ultimately are responsible to locate any outside resources as needed (i.e. tutoring, time management skills, etc.).

The following refund schedule applies to the first tuition installment* if the student withdraws from the Level 3 program:

Notice of withdrawal*   Tuition fee refund
42 days (6 weeks) to 15 days prior to start of program 95%
14 days to 8 days prior to start of program 50%
7 days or less prior to the start of program 30%
Up to 7 days after program start date 30%
8 or more days after program start date 0%

*The second tuition installment is non-refundable.

**Notice of withdrawal must be submitted in writing or by email.

***The refund will be paid within 30 days of the date the institution receives the notice of withdrawal.

Note: PHC reserves the right to cancel this program 2 weeks prior to the start date should there be insufficient enrolment. In this event, a full refund, including the application fee, will be provided to those who have enrolled in the program.