Cours en Horticulture and Garden Centre Operations
Code du programme d'études : 5788
Certificat/Diplôme : DEP
Catégorie : Agriculture et pêches
The Horticulture and Garden Centre Operations program prepares students to practise the trade or occupation of plant-care worker. Plant-care workers work in a variety of settings: for public or private organizations that manage parks, green spaces, gardens and golf courses; for horticultural consulting firms; in specialized garden centres; in the horticultural department of department stores. Plant-care workers maintain parks and green spaces by producing, maintaining and propagating plants as well as installing flower beds, mass plantings, mosaics, containers and other floral displays. In horticulture, their work consists in preparing soils; seeding, planting and maintaining plants; and preparing and applying plant protection products. In the retail industry, plant-care workers are often referred to as sales consultants. Their work involves receiving merchandise and displaying living or inert horticultural products; maintaining outdoor and indoor plants; monitoring and maintaining designated sales areas (annuals, perennials, shrubs, etc.); analyzing and responding to customer inquiries by providing information; selling horticultural products or referring customers to specialists; and participating in general retail operations, such as inventory control, sales monitoring and customer needs analysis.
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
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 IV 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
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
Persons having earned Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister and who will continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they are missing among the following: language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established
by the Minister.
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