This certificate is comprised of 18 credits (6 three-credit courses) and is designed for those entering the berry 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 berry 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.
B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or minimum 19 years of age
before first day of class.
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.
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.
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.
Canada Education Park (CEP) campus. Some courses may be available online.
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 fruit crop production.
Some courses have prerequisites. Prospective students are advised to meet with
the Agriculture Technology department before commencing the program.
Skills and Techniques for Fall
Skills and Techniques for Winter
Soils and Soil Fertility
Production: Science and Practice
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).
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.