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The Horticulture Program
The Horticulture Program provides students with the basic foundation in the
growing and popular ﬁeld of Horticulture.
The theory and practical components of the program concentrate on greenhouse
maintenance, plant propagation and production, botany, landscape construction
and design, integrated pest management, small engines, masonry,
floristry and arboriculture. Aboriginal medicinal plants and environmental issues
are also addressed.
Horticulture students will have the opportunity to develop a working knowledge
of the industry and to practice their skills in our greenhouses, on the school
grounds, in various work sites and with school mentorships in the community.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the necessary
skills for entry level positions in the Horticulture and Landscape ﬁelds, in addition
to equipping them with the skills and knowledge to be environmentally
conscious individuals making choices for a more sustainable future.
• Greenhouse Technician
• Landscape Technician
• Arborist (Tree Specialist)
• Interior Plantscaping
• Garden Centre and Retail Nursery
• Forestry and Parks Technician
• Golf Course Workers
• Horticulture Therapist
• Organic Gardeners and Farm
This course is an introduction to the ﬁeld of Horticulture,
providing students with basic concepts and
principles of botany, landscape design, sustainability
issues and an introduction to employability in the
The course concentrates on botany, greenhouse construction
and design, and introduction to principles
of landscaping, basic masonry and hydroponic and
aquaponic systems. Floral design, and sustainability
issues will also be explored. This is a full year credit
with the second semester of the credit focusing on
the practical implementation of the theoretical skills
This course focuses on theory and practical skills of
soil, pest management, hydroponics, greenhouse
and outdoor plant identiﬁcation, floristry, medicinal
plants, horticultural therapy, and organic gardening,.
Students will begin work experience and
mentorship programs in a variety of settings such as
Fort Whyte Farms, T and T seeds, the Health Science
Centre, and community garden mentorships within
the school division.
The grade 12 program focuses on arboriculture, advanced
landscape design, masonry principles, and
nursery crop production. Emphasis is placed on
advanced greenhouse and outdoor plant identiﬁcation.
Grade 12 students must complete a digital resume
and portfolio, in addition to a successful work
practicum and mini thesis on a horticulture project
within the community or division.
Exams- Written and verbal
Hands on evaluation
Day marks for quality performance