Current Agricultural Practices Essentials certificate
This 18-credit, six-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 students' knowledge of Canadian agriculture and offer a
valuable experience (Practicum I) in a modern agriculture business.
B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
One of the following Mathematics classes:
Foundations of Mathematics 11
Workplace Math 11 or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11
The formerly offered Principles of Mathematics 11, Applications of Mathematics 11, or Essentials of Mathematics 11
MATH 085 or equivalent
One of the following Grade 11 sciences:
Life Sciences 11, Biology 11, or BIO 083 (strongly recommended)
Chemistry 11 or CHEM 083
Earth Science 11
Physics 11 or PHYS 083
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. The Agriculture Technology department will also consider applicants if they can demonstrate that they have a reasonable chance for success. Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio and/or be interviewed.
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.
Additional documents required for a complete application:
Proof of B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, and official transcripts (or interim transcripts) showing grade/course achievement as per entrance requirements; or
Letter of permission from the Agriculture department.
Upon admission to the program applicants will be provided with registration information. A deposit is required prior to registration (see the Fees and Other Costs section) and will be applied toward tuition fees.
Basis for admission decision
Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.
The Current Agricultural Practices Essentials certificate is two semesters in duration, offered in both full- and part-time capacity.
The program is located at the 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, at least nine UFV Agriculture Technology credits, and attend a practicum orientation session.
Introduction to 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 higher) 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 the credits required in the certificate at UFV.
To be eligible to graduate, students must have completed the Current Agricultural Practices Essentials certificate program with a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all courses.