Horticulture Crop Production and Protection certificate
Graduates of the one-year Horticulture Crop Production and Protection 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 and Protection 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
department for more information.
Students will be actively involved in practical, hands-on activities on the UFV campuses and in the Agriculture Technology department greenhouses
and plant nursery area. All students are required to perform greenhouse-related work on the Canada Education Park (CEP) campus outside of regular class hours. As well, many courses have required field trips at student expense.
Fees and additional costs
See the Fees and Other Costs section. In addition to tuition fees, you should budget approximately $1,500 for the year for textbooks, field trips, and supplies.
For entrance requirements and other details for all Agriculture Technology
programs, please see
Semester I (Fall)
Horticulture Skills and Techniques for Fall
Introduction to Horticulture
Pest Biology and
Plants in the Landscape
Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences
In even-numbered years:
Vegetable Crop Production: Science and Practice
In odd-numbered years:
Fruit Crop Production: Science and Practice
Semester II (Winter)
Horticulture Skills and Techniques for Winter
Farm and Equipment Safety
or AGRI 194
Practical Horticulture (previously offered)
Soils and Soil Fertility
Greenhouse Production: Science and Practice
Nursery Production and Propagation: 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).