Courses in science and technology are combined with business enabling you to assume positions of responsibility within a horticultural business or be your own boss and start up your own operation.

Program Description

Leverage your two-year diploma into a degree, and grow your career to the next level. The Horticulture Bachelor of Applied Science Degree builds on diploma training to provide graduates with knowledge and advanced technical skills. Students will improve their ability to solve problems and capitalize on opportunities as they strive to continuously improve themselves, and add value for their employers and the industry.

Students focus on advancing their skills learned from the diploma and have the opportunity to take advantage of our outstanding facilities, which include a sprawling botanic garden, state-of-the-art managed wetlands, landscape demonstration plots and pavilion. This is the perfect program for those who like to learn environmental and operations management on the job. Students will develop expertise in areas such as integrated pest management, research methods and sustainable site technologies. Your second year is spent out in the field working in the industry under Olds College’s unique eight-month Directed Field Study curriculum. Courses in science and technology are combined with business enabling you to assume positions of responsibility within a horticultural business or be your own boss and start up your own operation.

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

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Admission Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA in a horticulture diploma - Turfgrass major or a degree in a closely related area or consent of the department.

The Horticulture Bachelor of Applied Science Degree program allows aspiring students the opportunity to enter into senior management positions with the following areas:

  • Parks and recreation departments
  • Landscape contractors
  • Landscape architects
  • Environmental remediation firms
  • Horticultural equipment and material suppliers/manufacturers
  • Tree Nurseries
  • Garden Centres
  • Greenhouses
  • Field Horticulture Farms
  • Agri-tourism Operations
  • Urban Agriculture Operations
  • Golf course horticultural operations

Areas of Specialization

  • GPS/GIS
  • Business Operations
  • Food Processing
  • Sustainable Sites
  • Plant Propagation
  • Pest Management
  • Construction Management
  • Soils
  • Botany
  • Water

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: Bachelor of Applied Science Degree - Horticulture

 

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.