Horticulture and Landscaping SHSM

Interested in becoming an SHSM student? Talk to your teacher or guidance department today!

With a Horticulture and Landscaping Specialist High Skills Major, students focus on a career path to match their skills and interests in this sector. By making courses more relevant to students, kids get a better understanding of the Horticulture and Landscaping sector because they learn it in a real world environment.  Students learn on the job with employers through Co-op and Experiential Learning opportunities, as well as in school.  At graduation they receive a specially designated diploma.

A Horticulture and Landscaping SHSM may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

  • Arborist
  • Horticultural Technician
  • Small Engine Technician


  • Golf Course Technician
  • Landscape Technologist
  • Parks Operations Manager
  • Tree Service Technician
  • Urban Forestry and Park Technician


  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Horticulturalist
  • Landscape Architect
  • Plant Pathologist


  • Gardener
  • Greenhouse Worker
  • Grower
  • Landscape Labourer
  • Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors
  • Lawn and Garden Retail Salesperson
  • Plant Propagator

A Horticulture and Landscaping SHSM will provide students with an assortment of the following TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS specific to the Horticulture and Landscaping sector:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation CPR - Level A
  • Plant Identification
  • Edging and Trimming
  • Grading and Drainage
  • Phone Etiquette
  • Tree Planting
  • Pruning
  • Paver Installation
  • Customer Service
  • Grading and Sodding
  • Plant Layout
  • Cash Handling
  • Lawn Mower Use and Safety
  • Work Orders

Regional Horticulture SHSM

Students are selected from the various schools throughout the DSBN to spend a semester at our SHSM Regional Centre, in our Greenhouses, participating in our innovative SHSM Regional Horticulture Program. Students will have the opportunity to explore aquaponics, aeroponics, farm to table practices, experimental greenhouses and much more. 

Travel to and from the SHSM Regional Centre is the responsibility of each student.

Once the semester is over students return to their home schools to complete the other required courses to achieve their Horticulture SHSM.

Interested in becoming an SHSM student? Talk to your teacher or guidance department today!