Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2018

Agriculture Technology

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. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or minimum 19 years of age before first day of class.
  2. 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.
  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 before commencing the program. 

How to apply

Apply online at

Document required for a complete application:

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 and at the practicum workplace.

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section.

Program outline

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.

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

Undergraduate continuance

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.

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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