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

It’s best to check out the UFV calendar for further information. Read the Agriculture section carefully. You can fill out an on-line application form and submit it to the UFV Office of the Registrar. If you’re currently in Grade 12, you can apply now. Please note there is a $45 application fee.

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.

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





AGRI 123

Horticulture Skills and Techniques   for Fall


AGRI 124

Introduction to Horticulture


AGRI 129

Horticulture Skills and Techniques   for Winter


AGRI 321

Vegetable Crop Production: Science   and Practice


AGRI 203

Fundamentals of Pest Management


AGRI 204

Introduction to Soils & Soil   Fertility



Total credits:


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.

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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