Interested in starting a career in parks or already working in the parks sector? Find parks sector College and University education programs, as well as Training and Certification programs in the table below.
|Business and Management Operations Programs|
Under general direction, plan, organize, and manage the operations and maintenance of a regional and municipal park areas that may include several parks, camp facilities, trails, and open spaces.
|Conservation and Sustainability |
In B.C., we are lucky to have many natural resources. We must carefully plan how we use them to preserve our natural heritage for generations to come.
|Forest Management |
Urban forestry is a broad term that applies to trees and forests in the urban environment. An urban forest can be a park like Stanley park. It can require specialist service, such as advice or direction of a forest professional who would be engaged in the practice of professional forestry.
|Horticulture Programs |
Horticulture is the culture of vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, turf grass, and ornamental plants. The settings for this culture may extend from the back yard grower to large commercial operations, such as green houses, orchards, vegetable farms, turfgrass operations, forestry seedling nurseries, garden centers, golf courses, municipal parks, landscaping, and landscape maintenance firms.
|Landscape Architecture Programs |
Landscape architecture takes a holistic view of the design, planning, management, and stewardship of the land. Landscape architects often work as members of a multidisciplinary team, for example with planners, ecologists, and engineers, on projects that can range from designing residential yards and parks to constructing wetlands to treating polluted runoff from former industrial sites. Landscape architects use art and science to create a balance between the needs and wants of people and the limitations of the environment.
Landscape and horticultural technicians and specialists survey and assess landscapes; draw sketches and build models of landscape designs; construct and maintain gardens, parks, golf courses and other landscaped environments; advise clients on issues related to horticulture; breed, cultivate and study plants and treat injured and diseased trees and plants.
|Parks Programming – Nature-Based Tourism Management|
Tourism has become the largest industry and employer in the world. One of the most important and fastest growing sectors in tourism is nature-based tourism, which comprises attractions, activities and experiences involving interaction with natural and cultural resources (e.g., ecotourism, adventure tourism, indigenous tourism).
|Turf Management Diploma Program|
This is specialized park maintenance work involving the inspection and the coordination of maintenance for sports field, natural grass or artificial turf areas and hard surface repairs in parks and other public areas.
|Training and Certification|
Already working in the parks sector? Check out the many certification and training courses and programs you can take to advance your career.