Program Fees:

The cost of the 2022 Foundation program is approximately $6,230.00* CAD (not including the application fee), with additional costs for textbooks and personal work gear, as outlined below:

Application fee – due with application package* $40.00

Registration fee – due with enrolment contract* $130.00

Tuition – due with enrolment contract $270.00

Tuition – January 17, 2022 $2,300.00

Incidentals – January 17, 2022 $250.00

Required course materials – January 17, 2022 $750.00

Level 1 Occupational First Aid – January 17, 2022** $100.00

Tuition – June 10, 2022 $2,300.00

Pesticide Applicator Exam Fee – June 10, 2022** $90.00

*Application fee and registration fee are non-refundable.

**Students demonstrating current completion of these certifications may be exempt from these fees. If a student misses a specialized course such as WHMIS, First Aid, or the Pesticide Applicator Certificate course, the missed course must be made up prior to the end of the program at their own expense. A weekly interest charge of 8% will be applied to late fee payments.

Students are responsible for the purchase of five required textbooks prior to the program start date (approximately $150.00 total). A list of required textbooks will be provided upon acceptance into the program. Students are also responsible for the purchase of hand tools, protective clothing and safety gear including CSA-approved steel toed boots, secateurs, rain gear, and gloves. The cost of these items will be approximately $250.00 to $300.00. Information on tools and gear needed, as well as available student discounts, will be provided in the first week of the program. There are no additional costs for parking or field trips.

Note – Students are eligible to apply for StudentAidBC funding.

*Fees are subject to change. Please check with PHC for current fees. The full refund policy is available here: Landscape Horticulture Certificate Program Refund Policy.

How to apply:

Applicants to the Landscape Horticulture Certificate Program are encouraged to attend a PHC Information Session, or to come and visit the Gardens and speak to a College representative before applying. Please contact the college office to make an appointment if you would like to come out for a visit.

The application deadline for the 2022 program is November 1, 2021.

*Please note: PHC is unable to accept international students at this time*

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

• Grade 11 English and Math completed with a minimum grade of C, or minimum 70% grade on the English and/or Math assessment test(s), or completion of post-secondary English and Math
• Minimum 19 years of age or signed parental consent
• Good health and physical fitness

Please note that an English assessment test may be required of those students for whom English is not a first language.

To apply for the program applicants are required to complete and submit the following:

Application for Admission Form
• Official high school or post-secondary transcripts demonstrating that English and Math requirements are met
• A short letter stating career objectives and expectations upon graduation
• A current résumé
• Two letters of reference, at least one of which must be from a previous employer or supervisor – signed and with contact information
• A $40.00 non-refundable application fee

The application package can be submitted by email, mail, or in-person. The official transcript must be a hardcopy.

Applicants who have submitted a complete application package and who meet admission requirements will be asked to attend an in-person interview (available by phone or video conference if necessary).

Successful applicants will be selected based on both the application package and the outcome of the interview.

Your space in the program will be confirmed when:

• A completed and signed contract is returned
• A $130.00 registration fee is paid
• A tuition payment of $270.00 is received

For any questions regarding the application process or package, please contact PHC at [email protected]