Landscape Horticulture Program

About the Program

  • The Langley School District offers the SkilledTradesBC Youth Train in Trades Landscape Horticulture program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Langley Campus. This full-time program, in partnership with KPU, offers SD35 students the opportunity to participate in SkilledTradesBC recognized Level 1 Technical Training. Students earn high school course credits, as well as post-secondary credits, while learning the required skills and knowledge to become an apprentice upon program completion.


Develop Professional Industry Skills

  • Install and maintain exterior landscape areas including turfgrass
  • Identify an assortment of ornamental and edible plants
  • Develop basic knowledge of plant biology, plant health, soil characteristics and business communication
  • Safely operate and maintain landscape equipment



  • Be registered in the Langley School District
  • Be 18 or younger on June 30 of application year
  • Have not graduated from high school before starting the program
  • Have intention to graduate



  • Have completed before the start of the program:
    • Grade 10

      Click on image above to view Landscape Horticulture Program Guide.

    • English 11
    • Any Math 11
  • Strongly recommended:
    • Life Sciences 11
    • Earth Sciences 11
  • Recommended:
    • Experience working in landscaping, lawn care and/or plant care


Keys to Success

  • Regular attendance and a solid commitment to the program
  • Demonstrate maturity and job readiness to work in the industry
  • Enjoy creative thinking, problem-solving and physical activity
  • Can work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Comfortable working in teams with adult classmates


Learn More

  • Still have questions or want to apply? Contact your school’s Career Advisor or use our Contact Form
  • Career Trek video – Hear about the work a landscape horticulturalist does including pruning, seeding and dead heading. Hear about career avenues and the endless possibilities in the horticulture field.

  • SD35 Landscape Horticulture Program Tour video – See the classroom and equipment and meet the program’s instructor