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.
A 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.