Agriculture et pêches
Number of credits
Number of contact hours allotted for specific training
Program approved in 2008.
The Landscaping Operations program prepares students to practise the trade or occupation of landscape
Landscape workers are employed by landscapers, municipalities, government departments and nurseries. After working for a few years, some may even start up their own business.
Landscape workers install gardens and maintain grounds. They also build wooden structures such as benches, arbours and pergolas, build stone walls and rock gardens, and install concrete features such as walkways and patios.
Landscape workers work with inert and living materials such as flowers, trees and shrubs. They are concerned with sustainable development and use pesticides in conformity with legislation as part of an integrated pest management program.
Landscape workers generally work in teams, referring to plans and specifications and using tools and machinery. They operate excavators and compacting equipment and handle measuring instruments and hand tools. Their work may require them to communicate with clients, suppliers and other workers.
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 15 years of age or older on June 30 of the school year preceding their admission to a pilot project involving concurrent general education and practical training, who have attained vocational maturity and who have earned their Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics. By means of concurrent admission with an integrated schedule, they will continue their vocational training and their general education in the youth sector to complete the Secondary III prerequisites they need to obtain their vocational training diploma. Authorization by the Ministère is required for the concurrent admission of a student in Secondary III to the programs of study.
Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)
|Number or code||Course Name / Competency||Hours|
|704592||Use pesticides outdoors||30|
|706202||Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process||30|
|706214||Maintain horticultural tools, equipment and machinery and operate machinery||60|
|706222||Take measurements and make estimates||30|
|706233||Interpret plans, specifications and technical documentation||45|
|706241||Communicate in the workplace||15|
|706266||Landscape a site||90|
|706284||Install irrigation and lighting systems||60|
|706294||Build concrete structures||60|
|706308||Build mortarless structures using stone and concrete products||120|
|706312||Build mortared stone structures||30|
|706327||Build wooden structures||105|
|706331||Use job search techniques||15|
|706344||Build and maintain a water and a rock garden||60|
|706353||Produce a sketch for a residential landscape design||45|
|706365||Enter the workforce||75|
|754992||Ensure health, safety and physical well-being on construction sites||30|