Students seeking practical training in livestock production can earn a Livestock Production certificate.
Graduates of this program will be qualified to seek employment on dairy farms,
as government technicians, in other supply and livestock sectors, and in the
agri-service sectors. Some graduates start their own enterprises.
The one-year Livestock Production certificate program transfers completely to the two-year
Agriculture Technology diploma, Livestock Production option.
Graduates may also be able to transfer their Livestock Production certificate to
other Agriculture diploma programs.
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)
Pest Biology and
the Health and Nutrition of Farm Animals
Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences
In even-numbered years:
Production of Beef, Sheep, and Goats
In odd-numbered years:
Production of Poultry and Swine
Semester II (Winter)
Farm and Equipment Safety
Soils and Soil Fertility
Forage Crop Production:
Science and Practice
Dairy Production and Management:
Science and Practice
Qualified students who successfully complete the one-year Livestock Production certificate program may also opt to receive a
Milker Technician certificate by working in a milking parlour to fulfill the requirements for AGRI 192, Practicum I.
Note: Courses in artificial insemination and agricultural welding are recommended but not required. Information on outside agencies offering these courses can be obtained from the Agriculture Technology department. Approximate cost for these outside courses is $650.
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).