If you have successfully completed ITA Levels 1 and 2 in Landscape Horticulture, PHC offers the 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 or part-time (5 months) during the year. Each program includes both classroom and practical components.
Tuition for each level is $1,350* (including program resource binder), plus a $20 non-refundable application fee. You must provide your own personal protective equipment (boots, gloves, goggles, earplugs, and rain gear).
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(*Fees are subject to change. Please check with the PHC office for current fees.)
- Application Form (Please contact the college for the application forms)
- Current Resume
- ITA Level 1 & 2 Transcripts
- $20 Application Fee (payment can be made via cash, debit, credit or e-transfer; non-refundable)
Please note: To apply for Level 3 or 4, you must be a sponsored apprentice in the trade with a current TWID number.
- Minimum 80% overall attendance in the program
- Minimum 70% average grade in the program
- Complete all assigned course work
Upcoming Level 3 and 4 Programs:
FULL-TIME Level 3: November 9, 2020 to December 18, 2020
Program Details: Full time; 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday; Blended Delivery (both online coursework with a a block of on-site practical sessions)
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.
Application Deadline: October 26, 2020
FULL-TIME Level 4: January 11, 2021 to February 19, 2021
Program Details: Full time; 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Frida; Blended Delivery (both online coursework with a a block of on-site practical sessions)
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.
Application Deadline: December 14, 2020
Please email [email protected] or call 250-479-3210 if you have any questions or are interested in taking the Level 3 or 4 programs.
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 6,000 work based training hours
- Pass the Red Seal exam (minimum 70%)