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Campus
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma
School
Recreation & Environmental Studies

About the Program

Seneca's King Campus is part of a provincially significant wetland complex and is a valued source of headwaters to the Humber Rivers watershed, which is part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System. In this unique two-year diploma program, the majority of your outdoor training will take place on this land. You will study ecology, traditional types of landscaping, practical skills and receive an overview of the ecosystem allowing you to understand the impact humans have on the environment and how to protect and restore its natural landscapes.

The demand for environmental landscape management is growing within private and public organizations, therefore employers are in search of graduates who are committed, skilled and knowledgeable in the profession.

Work Experience

Optional Co-op

You will be given the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term in a professional work environment. To be eligible, you must meet all academic requirements as well as have a passing grade on a communication assessment. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op. 

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options within:

  • Specialized and general landscape companies

  • Horticultural nursery and greenhouse operations

  • Municipal parks departments and conservation authorities 

  • Golf courses, tourists resorts, private and public parks

  • Self-employed contracting firms

Related Careers

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • A blend of theoretical and applied practical skills valued in the environmental landscaping field 
  • Knowledge of the latest landscaping techniques, including fusion landscaping approaches

  • Computer aided design techniques 

  • Business and marketing skills 

  • An advanced awareness of ecology and the interactions between humans, plants and the environment.

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