“It’s refreshing to learn from instructors who have first-hand knowledge of the material we are studying. The knowledge I gained through studying at Olds College, combined with my on-the-job training, gave me the confidence to start my own landscape construction /maintenance company after the third year of my apprenticeship program.”

Bruce Malmstrom, A Step Above Landscaping, 4th Year Landscape Gardener

Applications for the 2017-2018 intakes open on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Program Description

Does the idea of earning while you learn sound good to you? As an Apprentice Landscape Gardener you will be on target for a rewarding career as a Journeyman Landscape Gardener. Blend your learning in the classroom with on the job training. Our accomplished and qualified faculty will show you the skills you need to be a successful professional.

Earn your certificate while working in parks or golf course maintenance, horticulture marketing and nursery or green house production.  Enjoy a hands-on learning experience ranging from botany, operating machinery and basic surveying, irrigation and greenhouse production.

With impressive state-of-the-art facilities such as computer controlled greenhouses, botanic gardens and wet lands, research labs and the Bank of Montreal Landscape Construction Pavilion, you will surpass your expectations with the talent and ability top employers are looking for. Areas covered in the program include key items such as plant identification, landscape construction, landscape design, nursery production and pest identification. Landscape Gardener is a Red Seal trade, so you can employ your passion across Canada.


Applications Now Open!

Admission Requirements

Completion of:
a) English Language Arts 10-2 
b) Math 10-3
c) Science 10


All five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests


Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Entrance Exam

Please visit www.tradesecrets.alberta.ca to confirm the Entrance Requirements for Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

Career Opportunities

  • Landscape construction
  • Installation and maintenance
  • Parks/golf course maintenance
  • Urban tree care
  • Pest control
  • Nursery production
  • Greenhouse production

Career Coach

Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

Career Coach: Landscape Gardener Apprenticeship


Enrolment Advisor

Still have questions? Ask an Enrolment Advisor

Applications Now Open!

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