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.
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.
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 before commencing the program.
Proof of B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
When to apply
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 and at the practicum workplace.
Some courses have prerequisites. Prospective students are advised to meet with 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.
On-Farm Food Safety,
Quality, and Security
Holistic Agriculture: Planning and Practices
Two approved UFV
courses, at least one of which is an Agriculture Technology diploma
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.