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bachelor

Degree

Diploma in Horticulture Technology, Turf Management Specialization

About the program

  • 23,600 CAD

    Tuition
  • 2 years

    Years of study
  • 2-3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 2 out of 4

    Minimum required GPA
optional
Work Experience

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-July-2022 01-July-2022
Spring-January 01-November-2022 01-November-2022
Summer-May 01-March-2022 01-March-2022

Diploma in Horticulture Technology, Turf Management Specialization

Turf management students participate in provincial and national industry conferences, establishing valuable networks of industry and alumni contacts that will continue to support their career development long after they graduate. 

On campus, students play a role in the management of the sports turf field lab with golf greens, tees, fairways, home lawns, and park-style lawn areas.

Graduates are managing golf courses in all parts of the province. 

Many have successful careers with municipal parks departments managing sports fields. 

In addition to turf management, the program includes tree care (arboriculture) and a number of turf management graduates are successful arborists.

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.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$36,032

Total costs

yearly

$6,828

Cost of living

1 person

$5,604

Accommodation

1 bed room

$23,600

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

  • Meeting KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
  • Graduated from high school (secondary school) or completed 24 or more undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
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listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

 

English Proficiency for Pathway EntryEnglish Upgrading Course OptionsUndergraduate Course Options
Pathway 1  
Assessed below English Studies 12 (C-)ENGQ1Not available for Pathway 1 students
 ELSQ1 
 ELST 0041 through ELST 01831 
Pathway 2  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C-), (b) IELTS 5.5, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 10891 
 ELST 0256 through ELST 02831Up to 4 credits from the courses designated for Pathway 2 English Proficiency
Pathway 3  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C), (b) IELTS 6.0, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 1091, 1092 or 10991Up to 8 credits from courses designated for Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 English Proficiency
 ELST 0365 through ELST 03831 

Career Opportunities

  • Nursery and Field Crop Producer
  • Landscape Installation and Construction technician
  • Arboriculture and Plant Health Consultant
  • Landscape Designer
  • Golf Course Manager
  • Irrigation Contractor
  • Horticulture Sales and Marketing expert
  • Researcher, Developer and Innovator

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