Green Industries Grades 9/10 ABQ (Queen’s, Winter 2024, Online)

January 22, 2024 to April 5, 2024

  • Category: ABQ, Online
  • Region: Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, GTA, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southern Ontario
  • Topic: Technological Education
  • Grades: Intermediate (grades 7-10)

As with all Queens Technological Education courses, the Green Industries Technology course 9/10 ABQ uses an activity-based project approach to help you acquire the skills and knowledge you will need to be successful in this course. We will be exploring lesson plans, assessment and evaluation strategies and curriculum activity development for Green Industries.

The course has 8 modules which are divided into assignments and activities. Although this is an on-line course, you will spend as many hours off the computer as on it. You will communicate with your classmates and develop a professional rapport with them sharing ideas and information.

Green Industries covers five specific disciplines which includes agriculture, forestry, horticulture, floristry, and landscaping. We will investigate each of these disciplines separately throughout the course. This does not mean that when you teach Green Industries, you cannot combine several elements together to create many various activities. Although separate, each of the 5 disciplines can work together. For example, you could stone-scape a retaining wall around a rock garden filled with annuals. They are discussed in separate modules for logistical purposes only.

What You’ll Learn and Do

By the time you complete your ABQ Green Industries Technology 9/10, you will:

• understand theory and practice underpinning the study of Green Industries;
• be aware of the characteristics of a successful student-centered Green Industries program;
• develop an understanding of assessment for, of and as learning;
• design and develop engaging activities and lesson plans for Green Industries; and
• collaborate with the community, including local business and industry as it relates to Green Industries.

Application Requirements


We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm you are an OCT member.

2) WORK EXPERIENCE LETTERS (not required if you already have Technological Education qualifications)

If this is your first Technological ABQ you must submit letters of experience on company letterhead confirming at least 5 years* of full-time wage-earning experience (not including teaching, training or managing experience) OR at least 2 years* of full-time wage-earning experience AND successful completion of a 3 year post-secondary education program in Green Industries.

Acceptable Experience:

– Arborist
– Farming
– Fish hatchery
– Floristry/gardening/botany
– Forestry
– Greenhouse
– Landscaping & design
– Sawmill
– Surveying
– Veterinarian
– Use of GPS equipment

*One year of work experience can be interpreted as 1,700 hours of work experience.

**If you were self-employed you must submit a sworn affidavit, a business license, proof of income and a letter from a major supplier/customer to confirm your 5 years of work experience.

Technical Skills Agreement: The course instructor will interview each candidate at the beginning of the course to determine their skill level in relation to the Ontario College of Teachers’ guidelines for this course. This will be documented in the Technical Skills Profile and signed by the course candidate and instructor. If a candidate does not meet the skills requirements by the end of the course, the candidate is required to sign a Non-Completion Contract and will receive an incomplete (IN) grade. The contract outlines how and where the skills requirements will be achieved after the course. The incomplete grade will be changed to a pass when the instructor has determined that the skills requirements have been met.

Course Materials

This course has no required resources.


Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click here for further information and support.