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Green Industries, Grades 9 and 10

Course Code: VS23GIB1

Availability: Enrolment is closed

This Green Industries Additional Basic Qualification course will offer the participant a true hands-on learning experience to help to inspire new practices in your own classrooms. Professional practice, curriculum planning, lesson plans covering all 5 sectors of the Green Industries umbrella: Landscaping, Horticulture, Agriculture, Forestry and Floristry. The complexity and diversity of this subject area requires proficiency in a wide variety of skills ranging from calculating slope to creating floral displays!

Feedback of various performance based activities will provide the focus for the development of learning modules and instructional materials to be used in your classrooms.

Get ready to get dirty! Get ready to sow and grow! Get ready to explore the biology, the chemistry, the artistry, the culinary, the cultural and the economic areas of Green Industries!


Applicants to this ABQ course must be OCT certified teachers in good standing with formal technical education or proof of competence and skilled wage-earning experience in the area of study. All inquiries about experience in a specific field are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  • A Certificate of Qualification and Registration with the OCT
  • One Technological area listed on your OCT Certificate

If you do not have Technological Education on your OCT certificate, you must hold an Intermediate Division qualification* and submit work experience letters which meet one of the following options:

  • 5 years of full-time related wage-earning experience OR
  • 3 years of full-time related wage-earning experience after successful completion of a related 2 year diploma program OR
  • 2 years of full-time related wage-earning experience after successful completion of related 3 or 4 year degree program

Note: Related work experience must be proof of use of skills and knowledge related to the technological education subject for entry and may include business or industrial experience. One year of full-time work experience can be interpreted as 1,700 hours of work experience. If you are self-employed you must submit a sworn affidavit, a business license and proof of income. Related Work Experience may include:

  • Arborist
  • Farming
  • Fish hatchery
  • Floristry/gardening/botany
  • Forestry
  • Greenhouse
  • Landscaping & design
  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture

* If you do not hold an Intermediate qualification, please contact our office.

Session Dates
Start Date: Apr 25, 2023
End Date: Aug 31, 2023
Mandatory synchronous sessions: April 25, 2023 - May 30, 2023.Every Tuesday Be available between 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Independent Learning Project and 65 hours of sector experience must be completed by August 31, 2023. This 125 hour course has the following components:
  • 35 hours of interactive coursework including synchronous and asynchronous online learning where regular participation is a requirement
  • 65 hours of sector experience outside of school hours in a placement(s) within the BBT related to this course. Instructors will help facilitate appropriate placements
  • 25-hour Independent Learning Project   All timelines and deadlines will be communicated by the Instructor.

  • Format / Location
    Virtual Blended

    Graham, Tyler D.


    Availability: Enrolment is closed

    Course listings are accurate as of Apr. 28 08:00 AM.