Citation in Horticulture Technology

Description

If you wish to acquire specific horticulture skills and knowledge backed by a university credential, consider a Citation. Equal to approximately ¼ of a Diploma (five courses), Citations will enhance your skills and could open doors to a new career. All Citation courses can be applied to at least one KPU Horticulture Diploma.

Enroll in a Citation to:

  • develop technical skills and knowledge in a specific focus
  • apply technical knowledge to solve practical problems
  • prepare for employment with an industry specialization

Eleven Different Specializations

Arboriculture

Trees are valuable to our environmental, economic, and cultural well-being. Learn how to maximize their benefits by the proper selection, establishment, and maintenance practices.

Foundation in Landscape Design

Learn to combine plant selection, design theory and practice, commercial gardening methods, and construction to create and install a landscape that reflects your client's vision.

Garden Centre Operations

Develop your skills in basic horticulture and plant care. As a retail employee you will be able to answer customer questions about a broad range of plants such as "What is it?, Where to do I plant it?, How do I keep it healthy?"

Horticultural Science

Study the core disciplines of plant science, soil management, plant identification, and pest management. This citation is an excellent foundation for further study within all horticulture specialties.

Introduction to Sustainable Horticulture

Discover and apply sustainable practices to organic crop production. Study the wide range of sustainable strategies used in a variety of horticultural operations.

Landscape Plant Health

Learn how to identify and control many types of plant health problems in all landscapes and find interesting career possibilities in parks and gardens.

Production Facilities

Study the principles and practices of the construction, maintenance, and use of greenhouse and nursery facilities and equipment.

Production Horticulture in BC

This citation provides students with basic skills in crop production in a protected environment or greenhouse setting. Complementary courses will provide core knowledge in horticulture science.

Production Plant Health

Learn how to identify and control all kinds of plant health problems. These skills can lead to a career in pest management of greenhouse and nursery pests.

Residential Lawn Care

It is easy to grow a mediocre lawn and hard to have a great one. Learn the essential skills required to install and maintain great residential and commercial lawns.

Turfgrass Pest Management

Learn how to identify and control various plant health problems found in turf that will open doors to pest management careers in turf-related industries.

Who Studies Horticulture Technology?

Students who wish to contribute to environmental and community well-being, engage in creative activities, own and operate their own businesses, or engage in hands-on work will enjoy horticulture.

Many students enter the horticulture citations to upgrade their skills or to investigate a career change. Faculty and staff are supportive and sensitive to the issues faced by students who might embark on a post-secondary program after a significant period away from formal education.

New immigrants with prior experience in horticulture abroad might consider a Citation to bring relevance to their existing experience and so improve their career prospects.

Individuals with allergies to dust, pollen or plant products, or specific chemicals should be aware of the potential impact of practicing horticulture on their health. Moderate physical fitness and a healthy back are generally required for a successful career in horticulture.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/science

Department's website: kpu.ca/hort

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Curricular Requirements

Arboriculture

The following courses (18 credits) are required to complete the citation with this specialization:

HORT 1102Botany for Horticulture3
HORT 1155Introduction To Plant Materials3
HORT 1217Foundations of Plant Health3
HORT 1240Arboriculture I3
HORT 2308Landscape Pest Management3
HORT 2442Arboriculture II3
Total Credits18

Foundation in Landscape Design

The following courses (15 credits) are required to complete the citation with this specialization:

HORT 1124Landscape Gardening Methods3
HORT 1155Introduction To Plant Materials3
HORT 2327Sustainable Landscape Design I3
HORT 2355Plant Materials II3
HORT 2426Landscape Construction3
Total Credits15

Garden Centre Operations

The following courses (16 credits) are required to complete the citation with this specialization:

HORT 1102Botany for Horticulture3
HORT 1105BC Pesticide Applicator Certification1
HORT 1155Introduction To Plant Materials3
HORT 1217Foundations of Plant Health3
HORT 1193Crop Production Practices3
or HORT 1293 Crop Production Operations
Select one of the following:3
Introduction To Sustainable Horticulture
Plant Propagation
Plant Materials II
Total Credits16

Horticultural Science

The following courses (15 credits) are required to complete the citation with this specialization:

HORT 1102Botany for Horticulture3
HORT 1104Soils and Growing Media3
HORT 1155Introduction To Plant Materials3
HORT 1217Foundations of Plant Health3
Select one of the following:3
Sustainable Turf Management
Arboriculture I
Plant Propagation
Total Credits15

Introduction to Sustainable Horticulture

The following courses (15 credits) are required to complete the citation with this specialization:

HORT 1104Soils and Growing Media3
HORT 1110Introduction To Sustainable Horticulture3
HORT 1217Foundations of Plant Health3
HORT 2490Organic Crop Production3
HORT 1102Botany for Horticulture3
or HORT 1155 Introduction To Plant Materials
Total Credits15

Landscape Plant Health

The following courses (16 credits) are required to complete the citation with this specialization:

HORT 1102Botany for Horticulture3
HORT 1105BC Pesticide Applicator Certification1
HORT 1155Introduction To Plant Materials3
HORT 1217Foundations of Plant Health3
HORT 1240Arboriculture I3
HORT 2308Landscape Pest Management3
Total Credits16

Production Facilities

The following courses (15 credits) are required to complete the citation with this specialization:

HORT 1118Basic Machinery Operation and Maintenance3
HORT 2334Irrigation, Drainage and Lighting3
HORT 2375Production Facilities and Systems3
HORT 2473Greenhouse Climate Control3
HORT 1193Crop Production Practices3
or HORT 1293 Crop Production Operations
Total Credits15

Production Horticulture in BC

The following courses (15 credits) are required to complete the citation with this specialization:

HORT 1104Soils and Growing Media3
HORT 1110Introduction To Sustainable Horticulture3
HORT 1193Crop Production Practices3
HORT 1217Foundations of Plant Health3
HORT 1293Crop Production Operations3
Total Credits15

Production Plant Health

The following courses (16 credits) are required to complete the citation with this specialization:

HORT 1102Botany for Horticulture3
HORT 1105BC Pesticide Applicator Certification1
HORT 1155Introduction To Plant Materials3
HORT 1217Foundations of Plant Health3
HORT 2378Production Horticulture Pests3
HORT 1193Crop Production Practices3
or HORT 1293 Crop Production Operations
Total Credits16

Residential Lawn Care

The following courses (16 credits) are required to complete the citation with this specialization:

HORT 1104Soils and Growing Media3
HORT 1105BC Pesticide Applicator Certification1
HORT 1118Basic Machinery Operation and Maintenance3
HORT 1132Turf Maintenance Operations3
HORT 1217Foundations of Plant Health3
HORT 1230Sustainable Turf Management3
Total Credits16

Turfgrass Pest Management

The following courses (16 credits) are required to complete the citation with this specialization:

HORT 1102Botany for Horticulture3
HORT 1104Soils and Growing Media3
HORT 1105BC Pesticide Applicator Certification1
HORT 1217Foundations of Plant Health3
HORT 1230Sustainable Turf Management3
HORT 2333Turfgrass Pest Management3
Total Credits16

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the Arboriculture citation program, students are eligible to receive a Citation in Horticulture Technology, Arboriculture.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation in Landscape Design citation program, students are eligible to receive a Citation in Horticulture Technology, Foundation in Landscape Design.

Upon successful completion of the Garden Centre Operations citation program, students are eligible to receive a Citation in Horticulture Technology, Garden Centre Operations.

Upon successful completion of the Horticultural Science citation program, students are eligible to receive a Citation in Horticulture Technology, Horticultural Science.

Upon successful completion of the Introduction to Sustainable Horticulture citation program, students are eligible to receive a Citation in Horticulture Technology, Introduction to Sustainable Horticulture.

Upon successful completion of the Landscape Plant Health citation program, students are eligible to receive a Citation in Horticulture Technology, Landscape Plant Health.

Upon successful completion of the Production Facilities citation program, students are eligible to receive a Citation in Horticulture Technology, Production Facilities.

Upon successful completion of the Production Horticulture in BC citation program, students are eligible to receive a Citation in Horticulture Technology, Production Horticulture in BC.

Upon successful completion of the Production Plant Health citation program, students are eligible to receive a Citation in Horticulture Technology, Production Plant Health.

Upon successful completion of the Residential Lawn Care citation program, students are eligible to receive a Citation in Horticulture Technology, Residential Lawn Care.

Upon successful completion of theTurfgrass Pest Management citation program, students are eligible to receive a Citation in Horticulture Technology, Turfgrass Pest Management.

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