Landscaping Operations

Build a career creating beautiful outdoor spaces.

Professionally designed outdoor spaces have become the norm! Learn everything you’ll need to plan, design and implement landscaping plans including decks, benches, arbours, gardens, pathways, patios, stone walls, rock gardens and whatever else that is needed to bring outdoor spaces to life. Work for yourself, or for landscaping companies, municipalities, garden centres and more!

(International students MUST register through the International Students application process.)

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Program Centre Start date Graduate in ... Cost
Landscaping Operations HAECC Jan. 9, 2024 / (or) Double DVS - with Horticulture $440.61 6 months or (Double DVS-18 months) $122.21
Landscaping Operations HAECC Jan. 13, 2025 / (or) Double DVS - with Horticulture $440.61 6 months or (Double DVS-18 months) $122.21

Program content
Admission conditions
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
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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
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
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 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
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

This section identifies the modules or course codes for the actual programs of study in adult general education that are specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics. Functional prerequisites includes the successful completion of specific prerequisites as well as the general development test (TDG). When a DVS doesn’t require specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a dash ( – ) is displayed in the appropriate cell. For programs that lead to an AVS, specific prerequisites and the TDG do not apply (N/A).

Specific prerequisites
Language of instruction Second language Mathematics
Adults Youth Adults Youth Adults Youth
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)

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Skills you will learn

  • how to work with inert and living materials
  • building outdoor structures
  • the basic components of lighting and irrigation
  • understanding sustainable eco-systems

Did you know

  • When landscaping is done properly, it can increase a home’s value by 20%.
  • Most landscaping companies do not have trade educated landscapers on staff, which creates a lot of opportunities for employment within the industry.


How can you learn landscaping in a classroom?

Only some of your time is spent in the classroom in order to learn basic theory. Our facilities include a large workshop which has the latest tools, machinery and equipment for learning practical landscaping applications. Students also get to work on site at a landscaping operation. We promise, you’ll get your hands dirty.

What kind of work does a Landscaping Operations lead to?

Your training will prepare you to work at installing or maintaining landscapes. Your work can be general or specialized such as stone installation, construction of exterior wooden structures, irrigation and lighting installer, water garden installation and much more. With additional work experience, it’s possible to eventually move into a management or supervisory job position. If working for someone else doesn’t appeal to you, you can always consider starting your own landscaping business.

What are the prerequisites to taking the Landscape Operations course?

A Secondary School Diploma or equivalent or Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics are required for enrollment. Most importantly you need to enjoy working outdoors, be fit, and like physical, creative work.
What are the requirements and modules of this program?
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