AGC-020 Workplace Literacy for Grounds Maintenance and Custodians
AGC-010 Workplace Safety & Health
AGC-030 Numeracy Skills for Work
AGC-011 Customer Relations & Professionalism
AGC-012 Introduction to Grounds & Custodial Industries
AGC-013 Basic Grounds Maintenance & Horticulture
AGC-014 Custodial/Light Duty Cleaner
AGC-042 Career Exploration & Job Shadow
AGC-044 Work Experience
A student will be required to pass all courses for program completion.
A student must complete the program within the 27-week cohort offering. Case by case exceptions may be made, dependent on availability of DAL program/course offerings.
100% of the program must be completed at North Island College.
Identified executive functioning challenge, barrier to learning.
Students must have an interest in working in the grounds maintenance or custodial industries.
Attend intake interview with instructional team to determine suitability
Note: North Island College staff are available and happy to support unique student needs as well as assist with course planning and the admission process. Please contact the Department of Accessible Learning Services for more information.
Making education accessible for those with a documented disability is a key priority for NIC. We offer a wide range of services, supports and resources for students. For more information visit: Accessible Learning Services.
Department Chair, Faculty
Erin M Cathro
Accessible Learning, Adult Basic Education
Master of Special Education (Flinder's University, Australia, 2013)
Subjects: Access Education
The Employment Transition Grounds & Custodial Assistant program is a supportive program that teaches students essential employability and industry specific skills for work in grounds maintenance and custodial industries.
Students participate in employability courses that teach behaviors that lead to successful access to, and retention of, employment. The targeted skills courses in the basic grounds maintenance/horticulture and custodial/light duty cleaner provide industry relevant training. This program also provides an opportunity to gain work related certificates including FoodSafe Level 1, WHMIS, First Aid and Worker Safety.
A career exploration /job shadow and a supported 4 work experience placement where students can practice skills on the job are included in the program.
Depending on your skills, you may exit to competitive employment, supported work, volunteer positions or further specific skills training. Types of employment will range according to your ability, interests and the local labour market, but may include hotel/motels; schools; recreation centres; hospitals/health care centers; daycares; seniors care facilities; city & regional parks; golf courses; greenhouses; garden centers.
Tuition & Costs Estimate
Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.
While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit our tuition page.
Learning courses are eligible for an Adult Upgrading Grant and we can help you with the application process to apply for funding.
program is tuition refund Category 1.