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Agriculture Technology

Horticulture Crop Production certificate

Graduates of the one-year Horticulture Crop Production certificate program will be qualified to seek work as competent assistants in field crop production, in government, as technicians, in greenhouses, nursery greenhouses, garden centres, landscape companies and in grounds maintenance. Some graduates start their own businesses.

The one-year Horticulture Crop Production certificate transfers completely to the two-year Agriculture Technology diploma, Horticulture Crop Production and Protection option. Some credits may also transfer to other two-year programs in horticulture. Qualifying students may also be eligible to receive the equivalent of Year I apprenticeship in production horticulture. Contact the Agriculture director for more information.

Students will be actively involved in practical, hands-on activities on the UCFV campuses and in the Agriculture Technology department greenhouses. All students are required to perform greenhouse-related work on the Chilliwack campus outside of regular class hours. As well, many courses have required field trips at student expense.

Program requirements

For entrance requirements and other details, please see this section.

Program outline

Fall semester

Course Title Credits
AGRI 111 Introduction to Soils 3
AGRI 123 Horticulture Skills and Techniques for Fall 1
AGRI 124 Introduction to Horticulture 2
AGRI 142 Agribusiness Principles 3
AGRI 166 Agri Pests: An Integrated Approach to Insects and Weeds 3
AGRI 220 Plants in the Landscape 2
CMNS 125 Business Communications 3
In even-numbered years:  
AGRI 222 Vegetable Crop Production 3
In odd-numbered years:  
AGRI 223 Fruit Crop Production 3

Winter semester

Course Title Credits
AGRI 112 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers 2
AGRI 129 Horticulture Skills and Techniques for Winter 1
AGRI 130 Principles of Sustainable Agriculture Practices 2
AGRI 167 Agri Pests: An Integrated Approach to Diseases 2
AGRI 183 Farm and Equipment Safety 1
AGRI 192 Practicum I  
 or AGRI 194 Practical Horticulture 3
AGRI 224 Greenhouse Production 2
AGRI 227 Nursery Production and Propagation Practices 2

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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