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  • Environmental Landscape Management

    Environmental Landscape Management

(Co-op)

Program Code:EVLC
Campus:King
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Start Dates:Fall,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Situated on the Oak Ridges Moraine, Seneca College, King Campus is part of a provincially significant wetland complex and is a valued source of headwaters to the Humber River watershed (part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System). Outdoor training and educational sessions on the 283 hectares (700 acres) of our beautiful natural campus environment provide you with a wide variety of skills development and knowledge. This practical experience, combined with the co-op education work-term, prepares you with the broad range of skills required by employers in both private and public organizations.

The Environmental Landscape Management program curriculum is unique in that it offers a link between the study of ecology with the more traditional type of landscaping and horticulture programs.

This overview of our entire ecosystem allows you to understand the impact humans can have on our natural environment and what measures can be taken to protect and/or restore natural landscapes.

The demand by employers for skilled and committed graduates from programs such as EVLC is increasing greatly. As a graduate of EVLC, you'll have a wide variety of career options with public organizations and private companies, or you may choose to start your own business. Our graduates leverage their EVLC diplomas to build interesting and exciting careers in landscape management.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

  • The practical skills training and co-op work components in this program involve physically challenging work. The outdoor environment and some program activities may offer an element of risk. To succeed, students must be capable of participating in strenuous physical activity and be safety conscious to provide a safe learning experience. If you have concerns or questions regarding the nature of this work, please contact the program coordinator.

Fees

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Your Career

Earn your diploma in Environmental Landscape Management (EVLC) and launch your landscaping career. You’ll find opportunities in specialized and general landscape companies, horticultural nursery and greenhouse operations, municipal parks departments and conservation authorities, as well as golf courses, tourist resorts and other private and public parks. Or you could choose to start your own private contracting firm instead. Your practical education will prepare you for a diverse range of careers in landscape management.

Co-operative Education

This is a co-operative education program which formally integrates academic study with a semester of paid work experience in government operations and/or private companies. Following successful completion of your second academic semester, you'll complete a 14 week work-term.

Co-op Model
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Work-Term Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4  

Affiliations/Associations

  • Conservation Authorities of Ontario
  • Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association
  • Municipal parks departments
  • Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation
  • Ontario Cooperative Education Association
  • Canadian Co-operative Association
  • Ontario Parks Association
  • Private sector employers throughout Ontario
  • Tallgrass Ontario

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

Toronto

University/CollegeDegrees Available
York University• Any relevant degree or major

Ontario

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus• Honours Bachelor of Arts

Canada

University/CollegeDegrees Available
University of New Brunswick• Bachelor of Applied Management (General Business)
Olds College• Bachelor of Applied Science Program in Horticulture or Golf Course Management

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant semester.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
EVL124 Introduction to Environmental Services 4
EVL134 Machinery Operation and Maintenance 2
EVL165 Arboriculture 4
EVL168 Turf Maintenance 3
EVL175 Practical Horticulture 3
EVL185 Foundations of Field Ecology 4
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory 1
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EVL205 Environmental Services Management 4
EVL234 Machinery Theory 2
EVL264 Greenhouse Operations 4
EVL265 Horticulture - Level 2 4
EVL285 Terrestrial Ecosystems 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory 1
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (Mandatory end of April to late September)
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EVL355 Introduction to Computer-aided Design 4
EVL375 Business Management - Level 1 4
EVL384 Landscape Construction 5
EVL385 Aquatic Ecosystems 4
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice 1
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EVL453 Landscape Design 4
EVL473 Integrated Pest Management 3
EVL475 Business Management - Level 2 2
EVL486 Urban Ecology 3
EVL496 Natural Heritage Monitoring and Assessment 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

General Education:

One of the general education courses must be a literature subject (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
College English
Introduction to Environmental Services
Machinery Operation and Maintenance
Arboriculture
Turf Maintenance
Practical Horticulture
Foundations of Field Ecology
 
Semester 2
Environmental Services Management
Machinery Theory
Greenhouse Operations
Horticulture Level II
Terrestrial Ecosystems
General Education Option
Co-op Professional Theory
Co-op Work-Term (Mandatory end of April to September)
 
Semester 3
Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design
Business Management I
Landscape Construction
Aquatic Ecosystems
Co-op Professional Practice
General Education Option
 
Semester 4
Landscape Design
Integrated Pest Management
Business Management II
Urban Ecology
Natural Heritage Monitoring and Assessment
General Education Option

General Education:

One of the general education courses must be a literature subject (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shelley Ferguson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55013
Email: Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Email: Valentyna.Gorodovych@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Shelley Ferguson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Email: Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Jane Davey
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55302
Email: Jane.Davey@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mona Nouroozifar
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55010
Email: Mona.Nouroozifar@senecacollege.ca
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