College Certificate in Urban Forestry - Arboriculture


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Provide environmental, social and economic benefits in today`s society with a career in urban forestry.

In the one-year Urban Forestry - Arboriculture Ontario College Certificate program, you experience a hands-on education exploring arboriculture science with tree care skills.

You acquire the skills and knowledge related to a range of tree care services provided by professional arborists, including:

  • tree climbing
  • tree identification
  • tree pruning
  • tree removal
  • tree care
  • tree planting
  • indenification of common tree wildlife
  • identification, diagnoses and management of tree diseases

Spend the majority of your time in the program outdoors, in a variety of weather conditions and heights. Working on real trees, practice climbing techniques and learn to become proficient in the use of arborist-related equipment, including chainsaws, chippers and pruning essentials.

Develop foundational tree identification and safe tree climbing skills through theoretical, laboratory and hands-on learning.

Participate in workplace scenarios that replicate actual challenges faced by arborists. In classroom and labs settings, examine tree science and arboriculture practises, such as planting, pruning and removal.

Graduates may find a career as a(n):

  • certified arborist
  • consulting arborist
  • lead climber
  • secondary climber
  • manager
  • crew lead
  • groundsperson

There are employment opportunities in a wide variety of areas such as:

  • commercial tree service companies
  • public utility companies
  • city, county, and other government agencies
  • landscape maintenance firms
  • nurseries
  • garden centres
  • industrial complexes
  • private estates
  • theme parks and resorts
  • arboretums
  • botanical gardens
  • tree research centres
  • golf courses

If you choose to pursue further education, you are ready to write the College of Trades (COT) exemption exams for some college courses.


This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Enjoy physical activity and working outdoors.
  • Are willing to work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Are comfortable working at heights exceeding 25M (80 feet).
  • Are able to lift one`s own weight.
  • Have an affinity to working with trees and shrubs.
  • Work well in a team environment.
  • Enjoy problem solving.
  • Possess good communication skills.

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Pembroke Campus

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (1 tahun)

Biaya kuliah
CAD$17.657,00 (Rp 200.490.281) per tahun
Tanggal mulai

7 September 2024


Pembroke Campus

1 College Way,


Ontario (ON),

K8A 0C8, Canada

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

College Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Program Eligibility

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C) or equivalent with a grade of 60% or higher.
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).
  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading: 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.

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