Academic Calendar Fall 2017

Agriculture Technology

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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. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or minimum 19 years of age before first day of class.
  2. Applicants must meet the Entry-level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar.
  3. 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

Apply online at ufv.ca/admissions/admissions/apply.

Document required for a complete application:

Proof of B.C. 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. See Continuous application process for more information.

Location

Canada Education Park (CEP) 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.

Program outline

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

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 203 Fundamentals of Pest Management 3
AGRI 204 Introduction to Soils and Soil Fertility 3
AGRI 321 Vegetable Crop Production: Science and Practice 3
Total credits: 18

Undergraduate continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).

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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