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.
1. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or minimum 19 years of age
before first day of class.
2. Applicants must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see English language proficiency requirement in the Admissions section of the calendar.
Admission to the Agriculture Technology department. Some courses have
prerequisites. Prospective students are encouraged to meet with the Agriculture
Technology department 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). You can apply online or download an application form at ufv.ca/admissions/admissions/apply. Application forms are also available from any OReg or Student Services office.
Document required for a complete application:
• Proof of B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
When to apply
are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are
considered for the next intake in which there is space. See
Continuous application process
for more information.
Canada Education Park (CEP) campus. Some courses may be available online.
Fees and additional costs
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 vegetable crop production.
Skills and Techniques for Fall
Skills and Techniques for Winter
Soils and Soil Fertility
Production: Science and Practice
Continuance and probation
Some courses have prerequisites. Prospective students are advised to meet with 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.
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