Hardscape Installation Certificate

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Hardscape Installation Certificate

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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.

Topics covered include:

  • Supplies and tools
  • Walkways, driveways and patios (concrete paver, brick, stepping stone, flagstone, gravel)
  • Walls (dry stack, engineered, manufactured, wood, gabion, live)
  • Wood features, fences, setting posts
  • Water features
  • Low voltage lighting
  • Garden accents
  • Safety
  • Estimating and design
Students should meet 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
To graduate, students must meet all the following requirements:

  • Minimum 90% attendance
  • Minimum 75% on quizzes
  • Completion of all assignments and homestudy
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
Installing the final Allen block


Installing a basalt wall


Our students built a beautiful reflection space in Amy’s garden at Maywood Community School


Staking out

REGISTRATION
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Classes run Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons. The course includes both classroom study and hands-on practice that may be off-site (transportation required).

This course is not offered at this time.
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
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt.

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.

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