Horticulture

Continuing Education Programming


Horticulture

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Cannabis Production Program - Level 1

This program prepares graduates for employment in the growing cannabis production industry, or to support those already in the workplace. This program provides entry level job-based training paired with hands-on experience, and is committed to providing graduates the skills needed to enter into employment with a range of cannabis producers, from medicinal to adult use. Students can expect to spend 8 weeks in four intensive online courses followed by a 2 week field study.

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Length of Program

8 weeks + 2 week field school

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Program Dates

Dates Vary
July - November

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Delivery:

Online + 2 weeks at Olds College and area

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Hort Week

Come and join us for Hort Week at Olds College!  There is something for everyone, whether you're a beginner gardener or an experienced professional.  Enjoy the company of fellow horticultural enthusiasts, participate in workshops, enjoy new courses, and relax in the gardens!  Come for a day or stay the week and take in the whole experience!

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Length of Course(s):

1/2-Day & Full-Day Workshops

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Program/Course Intakes:

Mid-July

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Delivery:

Olds College

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Prairie Horticulture Certificate

The Prairie Horticulture Certificate (PHC) Program is the first home study program in horticulture designed specifically for the Prairie Provinces.

It is jointly offered by a consortium of three Western Canadian Institutions:

  • Olds College
  • Assiniboine Community College
  • University of Saskatchewan

The Prairie Horticulture Certificate program offers four streams:

  • Fruit and Vegetable Production
  • Greenhouse Crop Production
  • Landscaping and Arboriculture
  • Nursery Crop Production

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Length of Program/Course:

10-Weeks/Course

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Program/Course Intakes:

January & March

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Delivery:

Online

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Turfgrass Management

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Turf Science Certificate

This Certificate program includes 2 mandatory courses and 1 elective program.

This program addresses general and specialized aspects of the science, current cultural systems and construction practices for the turf industry. Courses provide practical applications relevant to parks, sports turf, golf course, professional lawn care, sod production and turf-related sales/service sectors. We welcome individuals new to the industry, along with those wanting formal education to match or broaden their professional expertise. After gaining a grounding in common turf science principles, you are able to select a focus in Parks and Sports turf, or Golf Course Turf.

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Length of Program/Course:

10-Weeks / Course

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Program/Course Intakes:

September - May

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Delivery:

Online

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Full-Time Certificate, Diplomas & Degrees

Offering full-time studies in Horticulture, including: