Overview

The Prairie Horticulture program is the first distance horticulture program designed specifically for the prairie provinces. This program provides skills and training for owners, managers or employees of horticulture businesses, as well as anyone with an interest in horticulture.

Choose one of four streams of study: fruit and vegetable production, greenhouse crop production, landscaping and arboriculture, or nursery crop production.

Courses are available to be taken individually for personal interest or professional upgrading. 

Admissions

  • A complete Manitoba Grade 12 or equivalent

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information. 

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.

NEXT STEP

Apply online by visiting the Apply to a Program page. Choose On-Campus and Distance Education programs for domestic students. Create an account and select Prairie Horticulture and preferred start date in your program choice.

Once you apply to the program or enrol in a course at Assiniboine Community College, you can take classes from all consortium members.

Careers & Connections

Careers

The program provides skills and training for owners, managers or employees of horticulture businesses, as well as anyone with an interest in horticulture. Careers in the field of horticulture focus on nursery crop production, landscaping, arboriculture, greenhouse crop production, fruit production and vegetable production.

Connections

Assiniboine Community College has partnered with western Canadian educational institutions, the University of Saskatchewan and Olds College, to develop and deliver the Prairie Horticulture program.

Courses in the program can also be used for certifications with:

Tools & Supplies

Textbook costs vary from course to course, averaging approximately $500 for the program. 


At-Home Computing

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

At-Home Computing Information

Courses & Costs

To receive a Prairie Horticulture certificate, students must successfully complete the required number of core courses, together with the courses specified for a particular stream and maintain an overall weighted average of 60%. Students must complete a minimum of nine courses equal to 360 hours (36 credit weights) to meet the graduation requirements.

Course vary in cost from $499 - $660 and are offered over three terms per year, excluding June, July and August as this is typically the busy season for horticultural professionals and enthusiasts. Courses are available to be taken individually for personal interest or professional upgrading. 

Once you apply to the program or enroll in a course at Assiniboine Community College, you can take classes from all consortium members.

Choose a stream of study 

Fruit & Vegetable Production

Required Courses:

and at least three of:

and at least two of:

PLUS an Open Elective course (if necessary) to meet the minimum requirements.

Landscape & Arboriculture

Required Courses

and at least three of

and at least two of

 PLUS an Open Elective course (if necessary) to meet the minimum requirements.

Greenhouse Crop Production

Required Courses:

and at least three of

and at least one of

PLUS an Open Elective course (if necessary) to meet the minimum requirements.

Nursery Crop Production

Required Courses

and at least three of

and at least one of

PLUS an Open Elective course (if necessary) to meet the minimum requirements.

 

FAQs

How long do I have to complete the program?

Students have 5 years to complete the program.

 

Fast Facts

Length
2 years (approx.)
Program Start
September, January, March
Credential
Certificate
Credits
36
Course Load
Part-time
Program Details
Available by Distance
Continuing Studies
Continuing Studies
204.725.8725
800.862.6307 ext 6002 (toll free)
Locations
Program Information Sheet