Field Vegetable Production Essentials certificate

This certificate is comprised of 18 credits (6 three-credit courses) and is designed for those entering the field vegetable 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 field vegetable 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.

Entrance requirements

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 calendar 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.

Location

Chilliwack campus. Some courses may be available online.

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section.

Program requirements

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 vegetable crop production.

Courses to be completed:

Program outline

 

Course

Title

Credits

AGRI 123

Horticulture Skills and Techniques   for Fall

3

AGRI 124

Introduction to Horticulture

3

AGRI 129

Horticulture Skills and Techniques   for Winter

3

AGRI 321

Vegetable Crop Production: Science   and Practice

3

AGRI 203

Fundamentals of Pest Management

3

AGRI 204

Introduction to Soils & Soil   Fertility

3

 

Total credits:

18

Continuance and probation

Some courses have prerequisites. Prospective students are advised to contact the Agriculture Technology department before commencing the program.

Residency

Students must complete at least 50% of credits required in the certificate at UFV.

Graduation requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses is required in the program.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

 

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