Associate Diploma in Horticulture

Female and male student look at red bush in front of building with instructor

The Diploma in Horticulture program provides a basic curriculum in ornamental horticulture and an opportunity to take specialized courses in various components of the industry. Practical experience and training complements the more formal material presented in lectures and provides an opportunity to acquire the practical skills required in greenhouse and landscaping firms.

This program is offered at the Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph.

Admission Requirements

For information on admission requirements visit the Ridgetown Campus website. 

Sample First Year Courses

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Communications & Software Applications I
  • Applied Plant Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Landscape Management
  • Plant Identification I

Semester 2

  • Financial Management
  • Communications & Software Applications II
  • Landscape Design
  • Plant Propagation
  • Soil and Water Use in Horticulture

For full course descriptions and a listing of second year courses, check out the diploma program calendar
here: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/diploma/current/c10/sec_d0e6272.shtml

Career Opportunities

  • Horticultural/landscape maintenance technician
  • Greenhouse assistant grower
  • Garden centre/nursery manager
  • Parks and recreation technician