yellow red and purple flowers

Required Core Courses:

  • Applied Botany (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Nursery Crop Production (Assiniboine College)
  • Plant Propagation
  • Soils for Horticulture (University of Saskatchewan)

At least three of the following:

  • Basics of Horticulture Business Management
  • Basics of Horticulture Marketing
  • Integrated Plant Management
  • Safe Work/Pesticide Application (Assiniboine College)
At least one of the following:
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Design
  • Woody Landscape Plants (University of Saskatchewan)

Plus ONE Open Elective. Any course in the PHC program can be used as an open elective including the following:

  • Field Production of Floral Crops
  • Floral Design
  • Human Resource Management
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

 

Required Core Courses:

This course list comes from our Curricunet Academic database

 

Nursery Crop Production (Assiniboine College)

Course DescriptionThe course covers the principles and practices of the production of trees, shrubs, and perennial plants. Production in both field as well as container is addressed in the commercial business environment. The historical evolution of the prairie industry is discussed as it relates to current crop management practices.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 2: January 15 - March 23, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course length 30 Hours
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteIt is strongly recommended that students will have completed Applied BotanySoils for HorticultureSafe Work/PesticidesIntegrated Plant ManagementWoody Landscape Plants or obtained consent from your home institute program director.
LocationOnline
Tuition$485
Other fees$
Required Text & Materials 

Required Texts:

  1. Canadian Nursery Trades Association. Canadian Nursery Standards. 2006 
    Free online at www.canadanursery.com

  2. So You Want to Start a Nursery, Avent, Tony, Timber Press Inc., 2003. ISBN 9780881925845
    Approximate cost: $32.95 + GST

Textbooks can be ordered by contacting Assiniboine Community College Bookstore at 1-800-862-6307 (Ext. 6788) or go www.assiniboineshop.ca and use the course #'s to order

Registration DeadlineTerm 2: January 3, 2018
Other detailsExam Dates:
Term 2: March 24, 2018 (if applicable)

 

Continuing Education


 

Plant Propagation

Course DescriptionLearn both theoretical and practical information for plant propagation. Gain an understanding of the physiological and physical processes involved in propagation and the required skills to carry out various propagation techniques. You will propagate plants from seed and cuttings in a small propagation structure you create yourself, documenting the results photographically.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 1: September 18 - November 24, 2017
Term 2: January 15 - March 23, 2018
Term 3: March 26 - June 1, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course length 60 Hours
Credits 5
Pre-requisiteN/A
LocationOnline
Tuition$640
Other fees$85 + GST
Required Text & Materials 

Materials: material kit will be mailed to each registered student

Required Text:

Hartmann & Kester's Plant Propagation Principles and Practices, Eighth edition. Hudson Hartmann et al. ISBN 0-13-501449-2.

Approximate cost: $200.95 + GST

To order texbook, call the Olds College bookstore at 1-800-661-6537, Ext. 4630

Registration Deadline

Term 1: September 4, 2017
Term 2: January 3, 2018
Term 3: March 12, 2018

Other detailsExam Dates:
Term 1: November 25, 2017 (if applicable)
Term 2: March 24, 2018 (if applicable)
Term 3: June 2, 2018 (if applicable)

 

 

Soils for Horticulture (University of Saskatchewan)

Course DescriptionThis course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of Soil Science with specific reference to the study of Horticulture. The components of soil, their physical and chemical properties, and soil-water relationships will be the theoretical basis on which soil management and fertility will be considered. Synthetic and natural fertilizers and amendments, which improve soil physical properties, will be investigated. Potting media for greenhouse production are examined; however, the course emphasis is on natural soils.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 1: September 18 - November 24, 2017
Term 2: January 15 - March 23, 2018
Term 3: March 26 - June 1, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course length 60 Hours
Credits 5
Pre-requisiteN/A
LocationOnline
Tuition$641
Other fees$
Required Text & Materials N/A
Registration Deadline

Term 1: September 4, 2017
Term 2: January 3, 2018
Term 3: March 12, 2018

Other detailsExam Dates:
Term 1: November 25, 2017 (if applicable)
Term 2: March 24, 2018 (if applicable)
Term 3: June 2, 2018 (if applicable)

 

 

Applied Botany (University of Saskatchewan)

Course DescriptionBasic plant anatomy at the cellular level and whole organ level is covered as well as the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. Thorough coverage is given to plant classification and naming, with botanical grammar being stressed. Plant hormones, pollination, fruit set and ripening are discussed. Basic propagation is addressed and comprehensive coverage is given to climatic factors of importance to prairie horticulture. The course concludes with a discussion of diseases of significance to prairie horticulture.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 1: September 18 - November 24, 2017
Term 2: January 15 - March 23, 2018
Term 3: March 26 - June 1, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course Length 60 Hours
Credits 5
Pre-requisiteNone
LocationOnline
Tuition$641
Other feesN/A
Required Text & Materials 

No Required Textbooks  

Recommended textbooks:

Botany for Gardeners:An Introduction and Guide. Capon, Brian, ISBN-10: 160469095X, Approximate Cost: $29.95

How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do. Linda Chalker-Scott ISBN-10: 160469338X, Approximate Cost: $29.95

Call the UofS bookstore at (306) 966-4465 or 1-888-214-8888, or order online at www.usask.ca/consumer_services/bookstore

Registration Deadline

Term 1: September 4, 2017
Term 2: January 3, 2018
Term 3: March 12, 2018

Other DetailsExam Dates:
Term 1: November 25, 2017 (if applicable)
Term 2: March 24, 2018 (if applicable)
Term 3: June 2, 2018 (if applicable)

 

At least three of the following:

 

Basics of Horticulture Business Management

Course DescriptionThis course introduces business management basics for operating a small business within the horticulture industry. Gain an understanding of the characteristics of a small business and the principles of small business organizations; financial performance in a small business; small business budgeting; and human resource management for the small business.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 1: September 18 - November 24, 2017
Term 2: January 15 - March 23, 2018
Term 3: March 26 - June 1, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course Length 30 Hours
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteN/A
LocationOnline
Tuition$485
Other fees$
Required Text & Materials 

Small Business Management:  Launching and Growing New VenturesSixth Canadian Edition, Justin Longenecker et al. ISBN 0-17-653221-8

Approximate cost: $137.95

To order textbook, call the Olds College bookstore at 1-800-661-6537, Ext.4630

Registration Deadline

Term 1: September 4, 2017
Term 2: January 3, 2018
Term 3: March 12, 2018

Other detailsExam Dates:
Term 1: November 25, 2017 (if applicable)
Term 2: March 24, 2018 (if applicable)
Term 3: June 2, 2018 (if applicable)

 

 

Basics of Horticulture Marketing

Course DescriptionInterested in marketing within the horticulture industry? Learn marketing basics as you gain an understanding of the fundamental marketing elements of the Canadian and prairie horticultural industry, basic principles of marketing and consumer behavior, price-setting, elements of the sales process, distribution channels in domestic and global markets, and the marketing plan and its components.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 1: September 18 - November 24, 2017
Term 2: January 15 - March 23, 2018
Term 3: March 26 - June 1, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course length 30 Hours
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteN/A
LocationOnline
Tuition$485
Other fees$
Required Text & Materials 

None Required

Recommended textbooks:

Small Business Management:  Launching and Growing New Ventures; Sixth Canadian Edition, Justin Longenecker et al. ISBN 0-17-653221-8

Approximate cost: $137.95 + GST

To order textbooks, call the Olds College bookstore at 1-800-661-6537, Ext. 4630

Registration Deadline

Term 1: September 4, 2017
Term 2: January 3, 2018
Term 3: March 12, 2018

Other detailsExam Dates:
Term 1: November 25, 2017 (if applicable)
Term 2: March 24, 2018 (if applicable)
Term 3: June 2, 2018 (if applicable)

 

 

Integrated Plant Management

Course DescriptionThe course outlines the basics of identifying, monitoring, predicting, and managing the environment and pest problems affecting horticulture crop growth. Upon completion of this course the student should be able to describe and apply the principles of Integrated Plant Management. The student will be able to diagnose problems, provide solutions, and predict how the manipulation of growing conditions will impact other factors. There is no final exam in this course.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 2: January 15 - March 23, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course length 60 Hours
Credits 5
Pre-requisitePrerequisites:  It is strongly advised that students complete Applied Botany and Soils for Horticulture before registering for Integrated Plant Management.
LocationOnline
Tuition$640
Other fees$
Required Text & Materials N/A
Registration DeadlineTerm 2: January 3, 2018
Other detailsExam Dates:
Term 2: March 24, 2018 (if applicable)

 

 

Safe Work/Pesticide Application (Assiniboine College)

Course DescriptionLearn about different aspects of attitudes on safety in the use of pesticides in the horticulture industry. Topics include: basic chemistry; legislation and regulations; labeling; toxicity; handling practices; environmental protection; pest management; application equipment; emergency response; and public relations. The course provides an opportunity to write the qualifying exams for the Manitoba Pesticide Applicator Certification in the landscape category according to the National Task Force Standards on Pesticide Education, Training and Certification. This course is of particular interest to horticulturalists who apply pesticides, but are not mandated to be certified or licensed. Registering for this course also provides the opportunity to register with Assiniboine College for the Manitoba Pesticide Landscape Applicators Certification exams. Manitoba Agriculture would accept for licensing, under the Manitoba Pesticides and Fertilizers Control Act, candidates who have successfully completed pesticide training as developed under the National Task Force Standards on Pesticide Education, Training and Certification. Individuals from Saskatchewan completing Safe Work/Pesticide Application who also obtain their Manitoba license are eligible to apply for their Saskatchewan permit. Those completing Safe Work/Pesticide Application who also obtain only their Manitoba certificate would be eligible for a Saskatchewan permit after challenging and successfully completing the Saskatchewan exam. We recommend you contact Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food at 306-787-4669 for more information regarding Saskatchewan requirements. If you are interested in whether this course can be used for certification purposes in Alberta, please call Alberta Environmental Protection at 403-310-3773 regarding Alberta regulations. There is no final exam in this course.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 1: September 18 - November 24, 2017
Term 2: January 15 - March 23, 2018
Term 3: March 26 - June 1, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course length 30 Hours
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteN/A
LocationOnline
Tuition$485
Other fees$
Required Text & Materials 

Required texts:

1)  Guide to Greenhouse Floriculture Production, Publication 370; Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. 2012 CD Format Only.  Available online at www.publications.serviceontario.ca

2)  Growing Greenhouse Vegetables in Ontario, Publication 876; Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - 2010, ISBN 9781443539241.  Approximate cost: $22 + GST

Call the ACC Bookstore at 1-800-862-6307, ext. 6788 to order textbooks.

Registration DeadlineTerm 1: September 4, 2017
Term 2: January 3, 2018
Term 3: March 12, 2018
Other detailsExam Dates:
Term 1: November 25, 2017 (if applicable)
Term 2: March 24, 2018 (if applicable)
Term 3: June 2, 2018 (if applicable)

 

At least one of the following:

 

Landscape Construction

Course DescriptionIn this course, you will learn about the use of segmental pavement, water features, retaining walls, low voltage lighting, wooden decks and fences in residential and commercial landscapes. You will be introduced to the selection of construction materials, and installation and care procedures for these hard landscape features.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 1: September 18 - November 24, 2017
Term 2: January 15 - March 23, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course length 30 Hours
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteN/A
LocationOnline
Tuition$485
Other fees$
Required Text & Materials N/A
Registration DeadlineTerm 1: September 4, 2017
Term 2: January 3, 2018
Other detailsExam Dates:
Term 1: November 25, 2017 (if applicable)
Term 2: March 24, 2018 (if applicable)

 

 

Landscape Design

Course DescriptionDevelop the skills you need to produce a simple landscape design for a client. This course covers explaining the design process, identifying client needs, producing a series of preliminary site plans and a design program, using drafting equipment, and producing a basic landscape design in “plan view”.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 1: September 18 - November 24, 2017
Term 2: January 15 - March 23, 2018
Term 3: March 26 - June 1, 2018
Delivery Method Online (Some Mailed Materials)
Course length 60 Hours
Credits 5
Pre-requisiteN/A
LocationN/A
Tuition$640
Other feesNone - But mandatory materials students must purchase 
Required Text & Materials 

Texbook: N/A

Materials:

1 – 24” T square
3 – drafting pencils (2H, H, HB)
1 – 30 degree set square
1 – 45 degree set square
1 – pencil sharpener
1 – circle template
1 – metric scale (100-500)
1 – engineers scale (10-60)
1 – eraser
1 – erasing shield
5 – sheets 8.5 x 11 vellum paper
5 – sheets 11 x 17 vellum paper
4 – sheets 18 x 24 vellum paper

Students with questions about acquiring these supplies should contact Olds College Continuing Education at 1-800-661-6537.

Registration DeadlineTerm 1: September 4, 2017
Term 2: January 3, 2018
Term 3: March 12, 2018
Other detailsExam Dates:
Term 1: November 25, 2017 (if applicable)
Term 2: March 24, 2018 (if applicable)
Term 3: June 2, 2018 (if applicable)

 

 

Woody Landscape Plants (University of Saskatchewan)

Course DescriptionThis course covers the identification, classification, landscape characteristics, adaptations, cultural requirements, value and use of woody ornamental plants. Plants common in the prairie environment are addressed and include deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs, vines and ground covers. There is no final exam in this course.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 1: September 18 - November 24, 2017
Term 2: January 15 - March 23, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course length 30 Hours
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteN/A
LocationOnline
Tuition$485
Other fees$
Required Text & Materials 

Required Textbook: Plant Identification Terminology.  2nd Edition. Spring Lake Publishing 2001. J.G Harris, M.W. Harris. ISBN 0-9640221-6-8 

Approximate cost: $26 + GST

Call the UofS bookstore at (306) 966-4465 or 1-888-214-8888, or order online at  https://www.usask.ca/bookstore    

Registration DeadlineTerm 1: September 4, 2017
Term 2: January 3, 2018
Other detailsExam Dates:
Term 1: November 25, 2017 (if applicable)
Term 2: March 24, 2018 (if applicable)

 

Plus ONE Open Elective. Any course in the PHC program can be used as an open elective including the following:

 

Field Production of Floral Crops

Course DescriptionLearn the steps to plan and establish a production field for floral crops. Gain the knowledge required to make practical decisions about what to grow and how to establish, maintain and harvest selected floral crops.
Course Dates/Times

Term 2: January 15 - March 23, 2018

Note that 2018 will be the last year this elective is offered.

Delivery Method Home Study
Course length 30 Hours
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteN/A
LocationN/A
Tuition$485
Other fees$
Required Text & Materials N/A
Registration Deadline

Term 2:  January 3, 2018

Other detailsExam Dates:
Term 2: March 24, 2018 (if applicable)

 

 

Floral Design (University of Saskatchewan)

Course DescriptionThe course covers the theory and practice of floral design. Topics covered include: floral crop origins and distribution; basic botany; nomenclature and terminology; care and handling of fresh cut flowers/foliage. The course provides basic understanding of the tools, supplies, and mechanics used in floral design. Floral design styles, elements and principles are discussed. Additional tools and supplies are required.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 1: September 18 - November 24, 2017
Delivery Method Online
Course length 30 Hours
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteN/A
LocationOnline
Tuition$485
Other fees$
Required Text & Materials 

Materials:  You will be required to purchase tools and supplies in order to complete course assignments and activities.   Approximate cost: $45.

Required textbooks:

Hunter, Norah T. The Art of Floral Design.  3rd Edition. Delmar Thomson Learning. ISBN: 978-1-4180-6303-0
Approximate cost: $133.95 + GST.

To order the textbook call the U of S Bookstore at (306) 966-4465 or 1-888-214-8888 or order online at www.usask.ca/bookstore

Registration DeadlineTerm 1: September 4, 2017
Other detailsExam Dates:
Term 1: November 25, 2017 (if applicable)

 

 

Human Resource Management (ACC)

Course DescriptionThis course strengthens students' abilities as owners, managers and supervisors of an agricultural workplace, to effectively deal with increasing workforce management expectations. There is no final exam in this course.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 1: September 19 - November 25, 2016
Term 2: January 16 - March 24, 2017
Term 3: March 27 - June 2, 2017
Delivery Method Online
Course length 30 Hours
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteN/A
LocationOnline
Tuition$485
Other fees$
Required Text & Materials 

Managing People on Your Farm 2004, Canadian Farm Business Management. ISBN 1-894148-70-3

Approximate cost: $39.75 + GST

 Call the ACC Bookstore at 1-800-862-6307, ext. 6788 or go www.assiniboineshop.ca and use the course #'s to order

Registration Deadline

Term 1: September 6, 2016
Term 2: January 4, 2017
Term 3: March 13, 2017

Other details

 

 

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (University of Saskatchewan)

Course DescriptionThis is an introductory course to the production, processing and marketing of medicinal and aromatic plants on the Prairies. The course will provide students with useful information and skills that could be applied in establishing or conducting a herb production, processing, or marketing enterprise.
Course Dates/TimesTerm 2: January 15 - March 23, 2018
Delivery Method Online
Course length 30 Hours
Credits 
Pre-requisiteN/A
LocationOnline
Tuition$485
Other fees$
Required Text & Materials 

Required textbook:

1)  The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer: The Ultimate Guide to Producing High-Quality Herbs on a Market Scale; White River Junction, Vermont, USA; Carpenter, J. and Gladstar. M.  ISBN:  978-1-60358-573-6  Approximate cost: $60 + GST

Recommended textbook:

1) Marketing on the Edge: A Marketing Guide for Progressive Farmers
Available to order from the Farm Management Canada Website: http://www.fmc-gac.com/publications/marketing-edge-marketing-guide-progressive-farmers

To order the textbook call the U of S Bookstore at (306) 966-4465 or 1-888-214-8888 or order online at www.usask.ca/bookstore

Registration DeadlineTerm 2: January 3, 2018
Other detailsExam Dates:
Term 2: March 24, 2018 (if applicable)

 

Continuing Education Department

Phone: 1-800-661-6537
Email: coned@oldscollege.ca

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