In-Class Training

How long is in-class training?

Apprentices will attend two – twelve week semesters at the training provider of their choice. These semesters are offered every year.

Level 1: 12 weeks / 3 Months (JAN-MAR)

Level 2: 12 weeks  / 3 Months (JAN-MAR)

Apprentices can choose from the following training providers:

Training Provider Location Training Provider Location
Algonquin Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Ave.,
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
(613) 727-4723
Humber Humber College – North Campus
205 Humber College Blvd.,
Toronto, ON M9W 5L7
(416) 675-3111
Fanshawe Fanshawe College
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.,
London, ON N5Y 5R6
(519) 452-4277
Mohawk Mohawk College
481 Barton St.,
Stoney Creek, ON L9C 1E9
(905) 575-2545

How much does in class training cost?

Each twelve week semester will cost the apprentice approximately $650 in tuition. This amount reflects an 85% subsidy by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) towards tuition. Apprentices attending in-class training are eligible for additional financial assistance, click here for more information.

Does the apprentice apply directly to the in-class training provider?

NO, When the apprentice initially registers as an apprentice with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities they will place the apprentice on a wait-list for their requested training provider. Offers of classroom training will be mailed directly  to the apprentice.

What will I learn?


  • Workplace Safety
  • Workplace Communications
  • Plant Science
  • Turf Management 1
  • Plant Identification 1
  • Plant Materials 1
  • Trade Calculations
  • Landscape Construction 1
  • Integrated Pest Management and Plant Health Care
  • Landscape Equipment Maintenance
  • First Aid and CPR Training


  • Plant Propagation
  • Plant Production
  • Irrigation
  • Turf Management 2
  • Plant Identification
  • Plant Materials 2
  • Site Layout, Grading and Surveying
  • Landscape Construction 2
  • Plan Reading And Quantity Take-off, Quote Preparation

For more information, view the complete Apprenticeship Curriculum Standards for the Horticultural Technician 441C Apprenticeship Program.