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ERIC Number: ED537572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 49
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7785-9325-6
Landscape Gardener: Apprenticeship Course Outline. Apprenticeship and Industry Training. 4711.1
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology
The graduate of the Landscape Gardener apprenticeship program is a certified journeyperson who will be able: (1) apply the principles and processes of landscape design and construction; (2) construct and install landscape structures and other accessories of various materials; (3) estimate and handle orders of plant and related materials; (4) plan and implement landscape installations; (5) operate and maintain the tools and machinery used in the Landscape Gardener Trade; (6) design, install and maintain irrigation systems; (7) operate a greenhouse, nursery, garden centre, sod farm or landscape business; (8) apply the principles of horticultural management and maintenance practices; (9) apply the principles of plant production; (10) manage growing media; (11) identify and apply knowledge of pests, weeds, disease and controls used by this industry; (12) apply specialized knowledge of plant botany and plant identification; (13) relate to other trades and professions working in the same environment, including underground services, heavy equipment operators, engineers, architects etc.; (14) employ environmental stewardship practices in landscape planning, installation and maintenance; (15) work effectively in key roles in public and private horticultural and landscaping business units; and (16) perform assigned tasks in accordance with quality and production standards required by industry. Requirements for certification--including the content and delivery of technical training--are developed and updated by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board on the recommendation of Landscape Gardener Provincial Apprenticeship Committee. This course outline contains the following sections: (1) First Period Technical Training; (2) Second Period Technical Training; (3) Third Period Technical Training; and (4) Fourth Period Technical Training.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Advanced Education and Technology
Identifiers - Location: Canada