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Greenspace Horticulture
Overview
  • 28 month diploma (Year 1: 8 months; Year 2: 6 months; Year 3: 2 months; Co-op: 2 - 6 month terms)
  • Late August entry date 
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Co-op work experience 
  • Credit transfer opportunities:
    • University of Manitoba - Prairie Horticulture Certificate Program
    • Canadian Nursery Landscape Trades Association (CNLA) (currently under review)
    • Olds College - Turfgrass Management Diploma Program
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions

Description
This program develops the knowledge and skills you require to construct and manage landscaped areas such as parks, botanical gardens, cemeteries and residential and commercial landscapes.

The program focuses on the following:

  • Horticulture
  • Greenspace maintenance including:
    - Ornamental plantings
    - Turf
    - Infrastructure maintenance
  • Arboriculture
  • Residential landscape design and construction
  • Integrated pest management 
  • Irrigation system management 
  • Equipment operation and maintenance

The Greenspace Horticulture diploma program is a 28 month program where after the common first year with the Greenspace Horticulture certificate program, the diploma students are able to advance their skills in arboriculture, pest management, naturalized areas, irrigation, and supervision.

The program integrates two six-month paid terms of employment with four terms of academic theory and hands-on learning. You will visit greenspace sites and businesses and learn in our on-campus greenhouse, enhancing your educational experience and future employment opportunities.

Participation in the physical work required by this industry is essential to your success in the program. This will be stressed as a major component in many of the courses.

While in this program, you will attend the Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association and the Manitoba Nursery Landscape Association annual conferences, and participate in numerous field trips.

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session. You will also be invited to participate in a math and reading skills diagnostic testing session that will advise you of your program readiness.

Entry level employment in this industry is seasonal. In order to operate greenspace equipment on job sites and in public spaces, the majority of employers will expect that you have a valid drivers license.

Please note: This program has replaced the Greenspace Management Diploma.
                     The turf elective stream is no longer offered.

Red River College endeavours to provide the most current version of all program and course information on this website. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, process, or procedure without notice or prejudice. Fees may change without notice.