Current Agricultural Practices Essentials certificate

This 18-credit, 6-course, post-credential certificate will help meet the professional development needs of agriculturists who have either been away from agriculture for a while or who are recent Canadians with prior agriculture experience. This program will update the student's knowledge of Canadian agriculture and offer a valuable experience (Practicum I) in a modern agriculture business. 

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 here for details.
3. A one-year certificate, or a diploma or degree in Agriculture or Horticulture from a recognized post-secondary institution. Some courses have prerequisites. Prospective students are encouraged to meet with the Agriculture Technology department head before commencing 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. Application forms are available at any OReg or Student Services office.

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 and at the practicum workplace.

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section.

Program requirements

Courses to be completed:

Program outline


Course Title Credits
AGRI 212 On-Farm Food Safety, Quality, and Security 3
AGRI 371 Sustainable, Holistic Agriculture, Planning and Practices 3
AGRI 272 Agriculture Seminar Series 3
AGRI 192 Practicum I 3
Plus: Two approved UFV courses, at least one of which is an Agriculture Technology diploma course 6
  Total credits: 18

Continuance and probation

Some courses have prerequisites. Prospective students are advised to contact the Agriculture Technology department before commencing the program. To be eligible for AGRI 192, students must have full-time status, and at least 9 UFV Agriculture Technology credits and attend a practicum orientation session.


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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