Overview

The Prairie Horticulture program is the first distance horticulture program designed specifically for the prairie provinces. Three western Canadian educational institutions, Assiniboine Community College, the University of Saskatchewan and Olds College, have partnered to develop and deliver this program. 

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

If you are:

  • someone with a general interest in horticulture;
  • an individual looking to diversify your career;
  • a student enrolled in an existing horticulture training program; or
  • an owner, manager or employee of a horticulture venture;

this program will interest you.

2021-2022 Calendar

Term 1: September 13, 2021 - November 19, 2021

Term 2: January 17, 2022 - March 25, 2022

Term 3: March 28, 2022 - June 3, 2022

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. Create an account and select Prairie Horticulture and preferred start date in your program choice.

Once admitted to the program, register for all courses through Assiniboine, your home institution. All courses taken from participating institutions are treated as if they had been taken at Assiniboine. All courses are transferable for credit between the participating institutions. Register now!

 

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

Booklist

Click here to view textbooks for each course (if applicable).

Visit the Bookstore’s website to order textbooks for Assiniboine offered courses. Courses offered by partnering institutions can be ordered directly through the applicable institution.

 


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.

Click here to view a full course list, descriptions, term(s) offered, and costs. 

Choose a stream of study

Fruit & Vegetable Production

Required Courses

Select three of the following:

Plus select two of the following:

Plus electives from this or other specializations or open electives for a total of eight courses or minimum of 36 credits for graduation.

Landscape & Arboriculture

Required Courses

Select three of the following:

Plus select two of the following:

Greenhouse & Crop Production

Required Courses:

Select three of the following: Plus select one of the following: Plus electives from this or other specializations or open electives for a total of eight courses or minimum of 36 credits for graduation.

 

Nursery Crop Production

Required Courses

Select three of the following:

Plus select two of the following:

Plus electives from this or other specializations or open electives for a total of eight courses or minimum of 36 credits for graduation

 

FAQs

How long do I have to complete the program?

Students have 5 years to complete the program.

Can I receive credit for previous education?

If you have completed other horticulture courses, please refer to Policy A07 – Credit for Previous Education and submit your request to continuingstudies@assiniboine.net as soon as you start the PHC program. 

How can I access my academic and financial information?

Students whose home institution is Assiniboine, can access academic information (grades, class schedule and transcript request) and financial information online at My ACC myacc.assiniboine.net

 

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