Starts in September
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.
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
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.
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.
When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:
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
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