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You enjoy working outdoors and don’t mind getting your hands dirty. Gardening and growing plants is important to you, yet you’d still like to improve your horticulture skills and have the garden you’ve always dreamed of. Perhaps you enjoy horticulture so much that you’d like to explore it as a career option. Or better yet, you’re already working in the industry but would like to earn credentials to advance your career. Whatever your situation, horticulture studies at the University of Guelph will provide you with a high-quality education that is meaningful and practical in the real world.

Consisting of five online courses—three required foundational courses and two electives—our newly developed Horticulture Certificate features an improved student online learning experience, and a program structure that allows you to tailor your studies to your personal and professional learning goals.

The foundational courses provide you with the basics—a solid horticulture background to give you the necessary knowledge and skills to branch out into any area of focus. The two electives give you plenty of options. You may choose to complete your certificate with a specialization by selecting two courses from one area of focus, or you can simply choose two individual courses that interest you.

Additional Information

When you have completed all the requirements for this certificate, you can request your parchment through the OpenEd Student Portal.


Minimum Required

3 Course(s)

Students must successfully complete the following three (3) required courses:
Minimum Required

2 Course(s)

Students must successfully complete two (2) elective courses as part of their Horticulture Certificate from the following list.  An area of focus can be achieved by successfully completing the two (2) courses indicated below the area of focus title.
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