“I feel very ready and confident going into the industry. The program was great, the instructors were friendly and we had many fun times.”

 Ian Zylicz, Arboriculture Student

Next Intake: January 2018- Applications Now Open!

Program Description 

Arboriculture Technicians (Tree care) learn and apply the guiding principles of tree management in sustainable urban ecosystems faced with the pressures of growing cities.

Within the four month Arboriculture Technician certificate, students adhere to current industry safety standards and practices while honing their skills indoors in our unique Landscape Construction Pavilion.

We consider Olds College to be a living learning laboratory where classroom instruction is augmented by our grounds with a stunning variety of trees and shrubs which always need attention and care. Students are immersed in studies exploring the life of trees, conducting ground operations, pruning, performing tree risk assessments and conducting aerial operations.

The nature of the work for an arboriculture student requires that you be in above average physical condition and well prepared for outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions.

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This data comes from our academic database and is for the most current academic year.

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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: Arboriculture Technician Certificate (Tree Care)

 



Alternate Admission Status:

Alternate Admission Status applies if you do not meet the Alberta high school requirements of the program to which you are applying, or if you received your high school education through home based learning. Alternate Admission Status students may be required to meet specific program admission requirements. To apply under this status, you must submit a transcript(s) showing any completed high school and post-secondary courses, a statement in support of your application outlining aspects of your background and experience that might have prepared you for the program. Documents such as a resume, letters of reference from previous educators or employers, and/or a portfolio of related academic/project work must be included with your application.

 

First Qualified, First Admitted:

Unless otherwise indicated, admission is first qualified, first admitted. Applicants are admitted in the order in which they have submitted an application and documentation showing they are qualified for the program.

Meghan Hayre
Admissions Officer

Phone: (403) 556-8247
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537
Email: plants@oldscollege.ca 
Location: Bell e-Learning Centre

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Enrolment Advisor

Bobby-Joe Rovensky
Enrolment Advisor

Phone: 1 (403) 556-4610
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 ext 4610
Fax: 1 (403) 556-4711 
Email: plants@oldscollege.ca
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Still have questions? Ask Us. Or take advantage of our many opportunities to come for a campus visit. Register online or contact our Campus Visit Coordinator, or check out our VIRTUAL TOUR.