Horticultural technician
441c apprenticeship program


“A Day in the Life of a Horticultural Technician at Oriole Landscaping” (Skills Ontario)

The Horticultural Technician 441C Apprenticeship Program is a Red Seal Trade in Ontario regulated by the Apprenticeship and Certification Act. On successfully completing the apprenticeship program, a person working in this trade is entitled to a Certificate of Apprenticeship (CofA) and can challenge the trade examination to obtain a Certificate of Qualification (CofQ). 80% of apprenticeship involves on-the-job training with an employer sponsor, and 20% in school over 2 winter semesters. 

Program Prerequisites:

  • Apprentice Candidates need a minimum of grade 12 high school diploma or equivalent. ­
  • Apprentices must work for an employer within Ontario. ­
  • Apprentices must be registered with the MLTSD and STO (formerly known as OCOT).

Horticultural Technician works with plants and has knowledge and skills in ornamental horticulture, plant health care, and landscape construction. Using tools and machinery, this person installs, grows, and maintains indoor and outdoor plants; builds urban and rural landscapes; maintains outdoor properties; cares for turf-grass; and installs and maintains irrigation systems.

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