Berry Production Essentials certificate
This certificate is comprised of 18 credits (6 three-credit courses) and is designed for those entering the berry industry, who wish to gain sufficient knowledge and certification to position themselves for advances within the farm structure and as professional development for others whose employment requires up-to-date knowledge of berry production. The certificate can easily ladder into a Horticulture certificate program or Agriculture diploma at UFV, for students wishing to further their expertise and professional advancement in the horticulture industry.
1. BC secondary school graduation or equivalent, or minimum 19 years of age before first day of class.
2. Applicants must satisfy the English language policy. See here for details.
3. Admission to the Agriculture Technology department. Some courses have prerequisites. Prospective students are encouraged to meet with the Agriculture Technology department head before applying to the program.
How to apply
Submit your application fee, along with your UFV application for admission form, to the Office of the Registrar (OReg). Application forms are available at any OReg or Student Services office. You can also print an application form.
Document required for a complete application:
• proof of BC secondary school graduation or equivalent.
When to apply
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space.
Chilliwack campus. Some courses may be available online.
Fees and additional costs
See the Fees and Other Costs section.
The certificate requires two hands-on horticulture lab classes, one introductory theory course in horticulture, a course in soils, a course in pest management fundamentals, and a course in fruit crop production.
Courses to be completed:
||Horticulture Skills and Techniques for Fall
||Introduction to Horticulture
||Horticulture Skills and Techniques for Winter
||Fundamentals of Pest Management
||Introduction to Soils & Soil Fertility
||Fruit Crop Production: Science and Practice
Continuance and probation
Some courses have prerequisites. Prospective students are advised to contact the Agriculture Technology department before commencing the program.
Students must complete at least 50% of credits required in the certificate at UFV.
A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses is required in the program.
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.