Integrated Pest Management Essentials certificate

Integrated pest management plays a key role in today's agriculture. This certificate is comprised of 15 credits (5 three-credit courses) and is designed to help producers and agri-service personnel to identify and assess pests in the field and prepare students for entry-level pest scout positions.

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.
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

Courses to be completed:

Program outline

Course Title Credits
AGRI 163 Pest Biology and Identification 3
AGRI 203 Fundamentals of Pest Management 3
AGRI 204 Introduction to Soils & Soil Fertility 3
AGRI 206 Field Techniques in Pest Management 3
Plus: One approved UFV Agriculture course, chosen from a Production certificate or Technology diploma program 3
  Total credits: 15

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 in the calender.

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