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With a Horticulture and Landscaping Specialist High Skills Major, students focus on a career path to match their skills and interests in this sector. By making courses more relevant to students, kids get a better understanding of the Horticulture and Landscaping sector because they learn it in a real world environment.  Students learn on the job with employers through Co-op and Experiential Learning opportunities, as well as in school.  At graduation they receive a specially designated diploma.

A Horticulture and Landscaping SHSM may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

-  Arborist
-  Horticultural Technician
​-  Small Engine Technician


-  Golf Course Technician
-  Landscape Technologist
​-  Parks Operations Manager

​-  Tree Service Technician

​-  Urban Forestry and Park Technician


-  Biologist
-  Botanist
​-  Horticulturalist

​-  Landscape Architect

​-  Plant Pathologist


-  Gardener
-  Greenhouse Worker
​-  Grower

​-  Landscape Labourer

​-  Landscaping and Grounds 
   Maintenance Contractors

​-  Lawn and Garden
    Retail Salesperson

​-  Plant Propagator

A Horticultural and Landscaping SHSM will provide students with an assortment of the following TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS
specific to the Horticultural and Landscaping sector:

-  Standard First Aid
-  Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
    CPR - Level A


​-  Plant Identification

​-  Edging and Trimming

​-  Grading and Drainage

​-  Phone Etiquette

​-  Tree Planting

​-  Pruning

​-  Paver Installation

​-  Customer Services

​-  Grading and Sodding

​-  Plant Layout

​-  Cash Handling

​-  Lawn Mower Use and Safet ​-  Work Orders



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