Program Objectives

The Landscaping Operations program prepares students to practise the trade or occupation of landscape worker.

Landscape workers are employed by landscapers, municipalities, government departments and nurseries. After working for a few years, some may even start up their own business.

Landscape workers install gardens and maintain grounds. They also build wooden structures such as benches, arbours and pergolas, build stone walls and rock gardens, and install concrete features such as walkways and patios.

Landscape workers work with inert and living materials such as flowers, trees and shrubs. They are concerned with sustainable development and use pesticides in conformity with legislation as part of an integrated pest management program.

Landscape workers generally work in teams, referring to plans and specifications and using tools and machinery. They operate excavators and compacting equipment and handle measuring instruments and hand tools. Their work may require them to communicate with clients, suppliers and other workers.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
704-592 Use pesticides outdoors 30 2
706-202 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 30 2
706-214 Maintain horticultural tools, equipment and machinery and operate machinery 60 4
706-222 Take measurements and make estimates 30 2
706-233 Interpret plans, specifications and technical documentation 45 3
706-241 Communicate in the workplace 15 1
706-252 Differentiate plants 30 2
706-266 Landscape a site 90 6
706-277 Maintain grounds 105 7
706-284 Install irrigation and lighting systems 60 4
706-294 Build concrete structures 60 4
706-308 Build mortarless structures using stone and concrete products 120 8
706-312 Build mortared stone structures 30 2
706-327 Build wooden structures 105 7
706-331 Use job search techniques 15 1
706-344 Build and maintain a water and a rock garden 60 4
706-353 Produce a sketch for a residential landscape design 45 3
706-365 Enter the workforce 75 5
754-992 Ensure health, safety and physical well-being on construction sites 30 2
1035 69

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their vocational training is to begin in a specific program of study, who hold a Training Certificate in a Semiskilled Trade, and who earned the required credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in Secondary Cycle One in general education in the youth sector or in Secondary II in general education in the adult sector
OR
Persons who are at least 15 years of age as at September 30 of the current school year, are registered in a concurrent admission pilot project or in the Trades and Occupations With a Promising Future training path, are vocationally mature and have obtained Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics. They are pursuing their vocational training and general education (youth sector or adult sector) under concurrent admission with an integrated schedule in the Trades and Occupations with a Promising Future training path in order to earn the missing Secondary III credits required for their Diploma of Vocational Studies and their Secondary School Diploma. Authorization from the Ministère de l’Éducation is required to admit a Secondary III student registered in concurrent admission to this program.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
AdultsYouthAdultsYouthAdultsYouth
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)--MTH-3053-2 ou (MTH-3016-2)563-306 ou (568-314)

Educational Organizations Offering the Program

Schedule:

Montérégie

Legend
Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
New Frontiers SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Huntingdon Adult Education and Community Centre (HAECC) 5820F22D1 D Jan. 10th, 2023
5820F23D1 D Jan. 9th, 2024
RAC-Land D Continuous entry

Average Salary

— $20.50

Job Titles

Landscaping foreman/woman
Landscape gardener
Landscape worker
Horticulture worker