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Environmental Landscape Management

Environmental Landscape Management

Program Code:EVLC
Campus:King
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Work-Integrated Learning:Optional Co-op

Program Description

Situated on the Oak Ridges Moraine, Seneca College, King Campus is part of a provincially significant wetland complex and is a valued source of headwaters to the Humber River watershed (part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System). Outdoor training and educational sessions on the 283 hectares (700 acres) of our beautiful natural campus environment provide you with a wide variety of skills development and knowledge. This practical experience, combined with the optional co-op education work term, prepares you with the broad range of skills required by employers in both private and public organizations.

The Environmental Landscape Management program curriculum is unique in that it offers a link between the study of ecology with the more traditional type of landscaping and horticulture programs.

This overview of our entire ecosystem allows you to understand the impact humans can have on our natural environment and what measures can be taken to protect and/or restore natural landscapes.

The demand by employers for skilled and committed graduates from programs such as Environmental Landscape Management is increasing greatly. As a graduate of the program, you'll have a wide variety of career options with public organizations and private companies, or you may choose to start your own business. Our graduates leverage their Environmental Landscape Management diplomas to build interesting and exciting careers in landscape management.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

  • The practical skills training and optional co-op work components in this program involve physically challenging work. The outdoor environment and some program activities may offer an element of risk. To succeed, students must be capable of participating in strenuous physical activity and be safety conscious to provide a safe learning experience. If you have concerns or questions regarding the nature of this work, please contact the program coordinator.

Fees

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Your Career

Earn your diploma in Environmental Landscape Management and launch your landscaping career. You'll find opportunities in specialized and general landscape companies, horticultural nursery and greenhouse operations, municipal parks departments and conservation authorities, as well as golf courses, tourist resorts and other private and public parks. Or you could choose to start your own private contracting firm instead. Your practical education will prepare you for a diverse range of careers in landscape management.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters.  In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Co-op Work Term
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4  

Affiliations/Associations

  • Conservation Authorities of Ontario
  • Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association
  • Municipal parks departments
  • Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation
  • Ontario Cooperative Education Association
  • Canadian Co-operative Association
  • Ontario Parks Association
  • Private sector employers throughout Ontario
  • Tallgrass Ontario

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant semester.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
EVL124 Introduction to Environmental Services
EVL134 Machinery Operation and Maintenance
EVL165 Arboriculture
EVL168 Turf Maintenance
EVL175 Practical Horticulture
EVL185 Foundations of Field Ecology
 
Semester 2
WTP100 Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
EVL205 Environmental Services Management
EVL234 Machinery Theory
EVL264 Greenhouse Operations
EVL265 Horticulture - Level 2
EVL285 Terrestrial Ecosystems
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
EVL331 Environmental Landscape Management, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
EVL355 Introduction to Computer-aided Design
EVL375 Business Management - Level 1
EVL384 Landscape Construction
EVL385 Aquatic Ecosystems
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
EVL453 Landscape Design
EVL473 Integrated Pest Management
EVL475 Business Management - Level 2
EVL486 Urban Ecology
EVL496 Natural Heritage Monitoring and Assessment
plus: General Education Course

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
EVL124 Introduction to Environmental Services
EVL134 Machinery Operation and Maintenance
EVL165 Arboriculture
EVL168 Turf Maintenance
EVL175 Practical Horticulture
EVL185 Foundations of Field Ecology
 
Semester 2
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
EVL205 Environmental Services Management
EVL234 Machinery Theory
EVL264 Greenhouse Operations
EVL265 Horticulture - Level 2
EVL285 Terrestrial Ecosystems
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
CWT100 or
EVL331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Environmental Landscape Management, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
EVL355 Introduction to Computer-aided Design
EVL375 Business Management - Level 1
EVL384 Landscape Construction
EVL385 Aquatic Ecosystems
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
EVL453 Landscape Design
EVL473 Integrated Pest Management
EVL475 Business Management - Level 2
EVL486 Urban Ecology
EVL496 Natural Heritage Monitoring and Assessment
plus: General Education Course

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
EVL124 Introduction to Environmental Services
EVL134 Machinery Operation and Maintenance
EVL165 Arboriculture
EVL168 Turf Maintenance
EVL175 Practical Horticulture
EVL185 Foundations of Field Ecology
 
Semester 2
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
EVL205 Environmental Services Management
EVL234 Machinery Theory
EVL264 Greenhouse Operations
EVL265 Horticulture - Level 2
EVL285 Terrestrial Ecosystems
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
CWT100 or
EVL331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Environmental Landscape Management, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
EVL355 Introduction to Computer-aided Design
EVL375 Business Management - Level 1
EVL384 Landscape Construction
EVL385 Aquatic Ecosystems
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
EVL453 Landscape Design
EVL473 Integrated Pest Management
EVL475 Business Management - Level 2
EVL486 Urban Ecology
EVL496 Natural Heritage Monitoring and Assessment
plus: General Education Course

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Jane Davey
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55302
Jane.Davey@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Gary Galbraith
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55010
Gary.Galbraith@senecacollege.ca
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