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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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LHC-101

Horticulture Practices

Students will learn about personal safety in the workplace including how to select and use personal protective equipment and how to identify fire types and extinguishing methods. Potential work hazards including electrical, chemical, environmental and behavioural risks will be discussed. Students will practice safe and effective work habits required to maintain landscapes according to the appropriate level as specified in the BC Landscape Standard.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate Program


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LHC-102

Horticulture Equipment

Students will be introduced to hand tools, power tools and measuring equipment used in horticulture. They will learn to identify engine components and practice procedures for identifying, selecting, using and maintaining tools and equipment. Safe operation of common power equipment and the use of personal protective equipment will be practiced.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate Program


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LHC-103

Horticulture Organizational Skills

Students will learn about communicating effectively with co-workers and clients. Skills for managing time, stress, and ethical responsibility will be covered. Students will also examine organizational structure and the characteristics of an effective team. Relevant legislation and regulation in the horticulture industry will be presented. Considerations for running an effective horticulture business will be introduced through discussions with local landscapers and horticulturists.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate Program


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LHC-120

Plant Identification

Students will learn to identify a wide range of plants; their morphological characteristics, growing requirements, use and availability. Correct plant naming and identification terminology will be reviewed and students will learn how to use a dichotomous key to identify plants.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate Program


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LHC-121

Plant Science for Horticulture

Students will learn plant morphological characteristics, life cycles, and adaptations as they apply to plant identification, plant propagation, arboriculture and turf maintenance. Students will work with fresh and preserved plant material to learn how basic botany relates to landscaping and the use of ornamental plants.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate Program


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LHC-122

Plant Health

Students will learn about plant stress, pests, diseases and weeds. Established methods for controlling pests will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate Program


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LHC-130

Understanding Soil

Horticulturists need to understand physical, biological and chemical properties of soils and their effects on plant growth. Students in this course will examine soil and soil-less media samples to learn about their qualities, profiles and chemical characteristics.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate Program


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LHC-140

Landscape Maintenance Skills

Students in this course will receive a broad overview of landscape maintenance skills while learning to maintain a mixed shrub and perennial border. Students will learn basic planting, pruning and transplanting skills and how to perform a site analysis. Seasonal and environmental variables will be assessed when practicing learned skills and equipment choice and safe work practices will be reviewed.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate Program


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LHC-141

Landscape Design Fundamentals

Students will be introduced to the various aspects of landscape design, including basic site surveys, and identifying pleasing and functional designs. Students will analyse and interpret landscape plans and the symbols. The course will cover the use of trees, shrubs and perennials. Students will then practice drafing a planting plan, using the plants they have learned in the program.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate Program


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