4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

Program and course delivery

This program is offered in Seneca's hybrid delivery format. Some coursework is online and some must be completed in person. Students will need to come on campus to complete in-person learning requirements.

About the Program

Seneca's King Campus is part of a provincially significant wetland complex and is a valued source of headwaters to the Humber Rivers watershed, which is part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System. In this unique two-year diploma program, the majority of your outdoor training will take place on this land. You will study ecology, traditional types of landscaping, practical skills and receive an overview of the ecosystem allowing you to understand the impact humans have on the environment and how to protect and restore its natural landscapes.

The demand for environmental landscape management is growing within private and public organizations, therefore employers are in search of graduates who are committed, skilled and knowledgeable in the profession.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • A blend of theoretical and applied practical skills valued in the environmental landscaping field 
  • Knowledge of the latest landscaping techniques, including fusion landscaping approaches

  • Computer aided design techniques 

  • Business and marketing skills 

  • An advanced awareness of ecology and the interactions between humans, plants and the environment.

Work Experience

Optional Co-op

You will be given the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term in a professional work environment. To be eligible, you must meet all academic requirements as well as have a passing grade on a communication assessment. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op. 

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options you can explore:

  • Specialized and general landscape companies

  • Horticultural nursery and greenhouse operations

  • Municipal parks departments and conservation authorities 

  • Golf courses, tourists resorts, private and public parks

  • Self-employed contracting firms


  • Conservation Authorities of Ontario

  • Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association

  • Municipal parks departments

  • Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation 

  • Ontario Cooperative Education Association

  • Canadian Co-operative Association

  • Ontario Parks Association

  • Private sector employers throughout Ontario 

  • Tallgrass Ontario

Global Learning and Engagement Opportunity

Global Learning and Engagement Opportunity

As a student in this program you have the chance to explore global learning opportunities through Global Learning and Engagement. Gain a global perspective and develop new skills for personal, professional, and academic growth – at Seneca or abroad.

Success Stories

Kathryn McLellan

Kathryn McLellan

Graduate, Environmental Landscape Management Program

“Seneca was an ideal fit, given my passion for environmental conservationism. It offered me easy access to the great biodiversity that surrounds King Campus, it also provided me invaluable education and connections: some of my professors have become collaborators in my professional career.”


Kathryn McLellan

Frank Gerendas

Graduate, Environmental Landscape Management Program

“The knowledge I developed at Seneca has been an excellent complement to my own practical working experience as a small business owner. After selling my business and returning to Seneca, I assumed a prestigious General Manager position at Triple J Contracting which is extremely rewarding. At Triple J, I manage key accounts for many prominent clients, including major companies from the aerospace, pharmaceutical, automotive, and government sectors.”


Kathryn McLellan

Rana Soldouz

Graduate, Environmental Landscape Management Program

“Nature has always inspired me and made me feel compelled to pursue a career path that would allow me to contribute to the beautification and revitalization of our communities and natural heritage systems. The Environmental Landscape Management program at Seneca, provided me with a strong foundation for development and opened the door to many opportunities. Since graduating, I have worked in various positions as a landscape designer and landscape architectural designer.”


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