Awesome Links for Horticulture Distance Learning

, posted in Miscellaneous

By Saif Malik

As per the definition of Wikipedia, “Distance learning is the way of education focuses on teaching methods and technology with the aim of delivering teaching, often on an individual basis, to students who are not physically present in a traditional educational setting such as a classroom.”

The methodology/technology used in distance learning may consist of Web conferencing, videoconferencing, educational television, Instructional television, direct-broadcast satellite (DBS), internet radio, live streaming, telephone,  web-based VoIP, message board forums, e-mail, video and audio recordings, print materials, voicemail and fax etc.

Due to high market demand and competition, and shortage of time and resources, demand for distance learning in Horticulture has also been increased enormously with the passage of time. I often see Horticulture professionals looking for some online horticulture courses/certificates/diplomas to improve their profiles with continuation of their current job. That's why, I'm going to compile here a list of awesome web links providing Horticlture distance learning. These links are as follows.

 

1. Royal Horticultural Society UK:

It offers online horticultural courses like RHS Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture, RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture, and RHS Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture.

For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Courses/Qualifications/Qualifications--FAQs

 

2. RHS distance learning - Warwickshire college: 

It offers horticulture certificate programs like Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture, Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development, Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance, Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation, and Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and and Planting.

For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.warwickshire.ac.uk/courses/subject_areas/horticulture/rhs_courses/rhs_distance_learning.aspx

 

3. horticulturecertificates.com:

It offers horticulture certificate programs in Sustainable Landscapes, Landscape creation, general horticulture, golf course maintenance, commercial horticulture and sustainable urban horticulture/agriculture.

For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.horticulturecertificates.com/

 

4. Horticultural Correspondence College UK:

It offers online horticulture courses in horticulture subjetcs like garden design, horticulture business, botanical illustration, gardening, arboriculture, farming, and floristry.

For further detail and registeration, please visit:

www.hccollege.co.uk

 

5. Cornell university (Department of Horticulture) USA:

It offers online horticultural courses like Plant Propagation, Organic Gardening, Botanical Illustration I: Basic Drawing Techniques, Botanical Illustration II: Working With Watercolor, Botanical Illustration III: Advanced Techniques, Permaculture Design I: Fundamentals of Ecological Design, Permaculture Design II: Ecosystem Mimicry, Permaculture Design III: Design Practicum, Introduction to garden design, Planning and Organizing Sustainable Gardening Programs for Children, Youth, Adults and Communities (101a), and Teaching and Learning in the School Garden: Theory into Practice (101b).

For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://hort.cals.cornell.edu/teaching/distance-learning/

 

6. Olds College Canada:

It offers online horticultural courses like Prairie Horticulture, Fruit and Vegetable Production Stream, Greenhouse Crop Production Stream, Landscaping and Arboriculture Stream, Nursery Crop Production Stream, Lawn and Garden Domestic Pesticide Dispenser, Pesticides, and Food and Herbs etc.

For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.oldscollege.ca/programs/ContinuingEducation/horticulture/index.htm

 

7. North Carolina State University USA:

It offers "Graduate Certificate in Horticultural Science" through distance learning. For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://distance.ncsu.edu/programs/graduate-certificate-in-horticultural-science

 

8. Charles Sturt University Australia:

It offers "Bachelor of Horticulture degree through distance learning. For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.csu.edu.au/courses/undergraduate/horticulture/course-overview

 

9. Taratahi institute for Agricultural training Newzealand:

It offers "National Certificate in Horticulture" through distance learning.

For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.taratahi.ac.nz/courses-horticulture.php

 

10. ACS Distance Education UK:

It offers degrees in Horticulture like "RHS Master of Horticulture" and "Bachelor of Science -Horticulture" through distance education.

For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Info/GardeningHorticulture/Horticulturalists/Horticulture-Degrees.aspx

 

11. ACS Distance Education Australia:

It offers online Horticulture courses like Amenity Horticulture I, Amenity Horticulture II, Associate Diploma in Parks Management, Certificate In Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture), Diploma (Advanced) in Horticulture - Ornamental Horticulture, Diploma (Advanced) in Horticulture - Parks & Recreation, Garden Maintenance, Horticultural Marketing, Horticultural Research I, Horticultural Research II, Horticultural Resource Management, Horticultural Therapy, Horticulture I, Horticulture II (Plant Knowledge), Horticulture III (Plant Health), Irrigation (Gardens), Irrigation Management, Managing Notable Gardens, Nature Park Management I, Nature Park Management II, Operational Business Management I, Operational Business Management II, Organic Plant Culture, Plant Pathology, Plant Protection, Practical Horticulture 1, Practical Horticulture 2, Soil Management (Horticulture), and Weed Control.

For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.acs.edu.au/courses/general-horticulture-courses.aspx

 

12. University of Manitoba Canada:

It offers "Prairie Horticulture Certificate Program (PHC)" by Distance Education. For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.umanitoba.ca/extended/mpcp/phc/

 

13. Garden Design Academy France:

It offers online courses in Aquaponics, Feng Shui Garden design, loire valley gardens - guided tours, garden history, viticulture, permiculture systems, RHS certificate in horticulture stages 2 , 3 & masters, and certificate in garden design.

For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://gardendesignacademy.com/distance.html

 

14. Elearnca Cananda:

It offers an online horticulture course covering all aspects of Horticulture. For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.elearnca.com/page43.php

 

15. Massey University Newzealand:

It offers online degree "Bachelor of AgriScience (Horticulture)" through distance education.

For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/programme-course-paper/programme.cfm?prog_id=93425&;major_code=2515

 

16. Oten Tafe Australia:

It offers online horticulture certificate in ornamental/amenity horticulture. For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://oten.tafensw.edu.au/courses-and-careers/teaching-areas/land-and-the-environment/horticulture/

 

17. Humber School of Applied Technology Canada:

It offers "Horticulture Science Certificate" through distance education. For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.humber.ca/appliedtech/ce/certificates/horticulture-science-certificate.html

 

18. Southen Institute of Technology Newzealand:

It offers certificate programs in "Landscape design, organic horticulture and general horticulture" through distance learning. For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.sit.ac.nz/courses/subject/Horticulture_47

 

19. University of Nebraska-Lincoln USA:

It offers distance education in agronomy and horticulture. For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://agronomy.unl.edu/distanceed

 

20. Chicago Botanic Garden USA:

It offers certificate programs in "Horticultural Therapy" through distance education. For further detail and registeration, please visit:

http://www.chicagobotanic.org/school/certificate/hort

 

About author: Saif Malik is a Landscape horticulturist, well equipped with lot of professional exposure and experience. Along with landscaping/gardening work, he's founder, publisher & editor-in-chief of hortist.com.
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