Prairie Horticulture Certificate (PHC)

  • PHC is the first home study horticulture program designed specifically for the Prairie Provinces. It was developed for both  professionals working in the horticulture industry and gardening enthusiasts.
  • This program is recognized by the Ministry of Education in the Province of Saskatchewan for the Additional Qualification Certificate (AQC). K to 12 teachers can upgrade their classification with PHC.
  • PHC is an approved training program by the City of Saskatoon for employee career advancement.
  • It is flexibly designed as a part-time program so you can balance work, school and life. Expect to work eight to ten hours per week for a six-credit weight course (.6) & approximately half that for a three-credit weight (.3) course.
  • Instructors are available online, by email or by telephone. Some classes require textbooks. Assignments are submitted online, by fax or by email.
  • Core courses that are required for a particular stream must be successfully completed to receive certification. You may also take courses for personal interest or professional upgrading.
  • This program is collaboratively offered by a consortium of three Western Canadian educational institutions: Assiniboine Community College (Brandon, Manitoba), Olds College (Olds, Alberta) and the University of      Saskatchewan. Each consortium partner develops and delivers courses in areas of expertise.

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Program Requirements

Fruit and Vegetable Production Stream

Greenhouse Crop Production Stream

Landscaping and Arboriculture Stream

Nursery and Crop Production Stream