Hardscape Installation Certificate

HARDSCAPE INSTALLATION CERTIFICATE


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

If you are new to Hardscape Installation, this part time program will introduce you to basic professional techniques with a focus on the use of hand tools. The class runs 8 Saturdays (10:00 am – 4:30 pm). Mornings are spent learning theory in a classroom; afternoons are spent outdoors in a hands-on lab, held rain or shine.

Topics covered include:

  • Supplies and tools
  • Walkways, driveways and patios (concrete paver, stepping stone, flagstone, gravel)
  • Walls (dry stack, engineered, manufactured, wood, gabion)
  • Water features
  • Low voltage lighting
  • Garden accents
  • Safety
  • Estimating and design

PREREQUISITES

Students should meet all the following prerequisites before registering:

  • Hardscape installation is physically challenging work and participants should be in good physical condition
  • Students are expected to wear steel toe work boots, gloves, safety glasses and weather-hardy workwear for the hands-on portion of the class

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To graduate, students must meet all the following requirements:

  • Minimum 90% attendance in class and 100% attendance in labs
  • Minimum 75% on quizzes
  • Completion of all assignments and homestudy

FUTURE EMPLOYMENT

This course would be of interest to:

  • Those currently working in the horticulture industry who want to include hardscape skills in their qualifications
  • Owners of landscape businesses who have no hardscape experience but would like to offer hardscape installation to their customers
  • Homeowners wanting to install their own hardscape in a professional manner

INSTRUCTORS

JANIS MATSON
Janis has owned her own landscape company since 1994 and focuses on creating unique and usable residential landscapes. Her business includes landscape design, landscape installation, landscape construction and maintenance. Janis is an I.S.A Certified Arborist and Certified Tree Assessor, is certified in paver installation (CPI) and irrigation installation. Janis’ teaching experience includes Kwantlen Polytechnic University, VandDusen Botanical Gardens and many seminars at garden clubs, master gardener programs as well as the BC Home and Garden Show.


STUDENT FEEDBACK

Janis had a wealth of information, was very pleasant to deal with and always helped explain anything we did not understand.(Fall 2018)
The classes were great, very informative and lots of fun!! And I liked the instructors very much, very knowledgeable!(Fall 2017)
Registration by phone or in person
Register by phone
604-296-6901

Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
5325 Kincaid Street
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Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Tue | Wed | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Tue | Thu 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays.

Refund policy

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $100 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $200 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $25 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $50 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

General interest courses that are 1 session long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 24 hours before the start of the class, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

General interest courses that are 2 or more sessions long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received before the second session of the course, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after the second session of the course.