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The Landscape Horticulture Systems program provides students an understanding of the landscape as an integrated network of various living and non-living systems including soil, plants, insects, fungi and the humans and animals that inhabit these landscapes.
The Landscape Horticulture Systems specialization provides students opportunities to learn basic horticulture science and develop valuable applied skills through hands on learning in the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus and local landscapes.
With the knowledge gained by studying basic botany, plant identification, and soil science and plant heath, students learn how different elements and inputs interact and impact the function and sustainability of the landscape.
Students learn to resolve and reduce the consequences of local landscape garden problems by applying their knowledge of landscape applications, pest management, and landscape construction, design and maintenance, including arboriculture and cost-estimating.
Graduates of the Landscape Horticulture Systems diploma program are highly valuable employees and managers in public parks and gardens, resorts, golf courses, and private landscape maintenance, design and construction companies.
Students who wish to contribute to environmental and community well-being, engage in creative activities, own and operate their own business, or engage in hands-on work will enjoy horticulture.
Many students enter the Horticulture Technology Diploma to upgrade their skills or facilitate a career change.
Faculty and staff are supportive and sensitive to the issues faced by students who embark on a post-secondary program after a significant period away from formal education.
Individuals with allergies to dust, pollen or plant products, or specific chemicals should be aware of the potential impact of practicing horticulture on their health.
Moderate physical fitness and a healthy back are generally required for a successful career in horticulture.
|English Proficiency for Pathway Entry||English Upgrading Course Options||Undergraduate Course Options|
|Assessed below English Studies 12 (C-)||ENGQ1||Not available for Pathway 1 students|
|ELST 0041 through ELST 01831|
|One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C-), (b) IELTS 5.5, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).||ENGQ 10891|
|ELST 0256 through ELST 02831||Up to 4 credits from the courses designated for Pathway 2 English Proficiency|
|One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C), (b) IELTS 6.0, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).||ENGQ 1091, 1092 or 10991||Up to 8 credits from courses designated for Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 English Proficiency|
|ELST 0365 through ELST 03831|
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