Continuing Education

Agriculture

Chickens on a Hobby Farm

Cost: $115

Chickens are easy to care for, make excellent pets, eat bugs, and can provide you with a steady supply of fresh eggs. Master the essentials of chicken care, including knowing about breeds, hatching and growing baby chicks, designing a coop, choosing the best feed, and protecting your flock against predators. This class is the ultimate guide to keeping chickens for pet lovers, hobby farm owners, and suburban farmers alike.


Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Offered in winter/spring 2021 | dates to be announced
Introduction to Mushrooms

Cost: $245

Identify wild mushrooms of the south coast of B.C. with experienced mycologist Dr. Sharming Gamiet. Work through the dichotomous keys that are used in mushroom identification and review references used to identify mushrooms. Develop a solid understanding of the differences between choice, delectable, and poisonous mushrooms. A list of references used to identify mushrooms is provided. Purchase David Aurora’s Mushrooms Demystified from the UFV Bookstore in Chilliwack. This introductory course is an excellent foundation for those pursuing careers in ecotourism, culinary arts, wild crafting, and ecology. A field trip is included to get firsthand experience. Date and time will be determined in class, based on weather conditions.

Due to present circumstances, this course is cancelled for Fall 2020. It may be offered in Fall 2021.


Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Goat Handling

Cost: $115

Domestic goats not only make wonderful pets, but they can also be a source of income for hobby farmers and homesteaders. Learn all about breeds, behaviour, feed and nutrition, hoof trimming and dehorning, first aid, deworming, breeding, kit care, and milking. This information-packed workshop can help you avoid costly mistakes and confidently raise healthy goats for pleasure or profit.


Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Offered in winter/spring 2021 | dates to be announced
Pesticide Applicators Certificate — Agriculture

Cost: $549

Learn the laws and bylaws that regulate the use of pesticides and prepare to write the Provincial Pesticide Applicator's Certification Exam for Agriculture general. The exam is written on the last day of classes.

Purchase the following book for the first day of class from the UFV Chilliwack Bookstore: 

  • Pesticide Applicator Course for Agriculture Producers

Delivery method: Blended

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Offered in winter/spring 2021 | dates to be announced
Pesticide Applicators Certificate — Landscape

Cost: $549

Learn the laws and bylaws that regulate the use of pesticides and prepare to write the Provincial Pesticide Applicator's Certificcation exam for landscape general. Exam is written on the last day of classes. 

Purchase the following books for the first day of class from the UFV Chilliwack Bookstore:

  • Canadian Pesticide Education Program Applicatore Core maunual, British Columbia - 2011 Edition
  • Landscape Applicatore Certification manual - 2017 Edition

Delivery method: Blended

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Offered in winter/spring 2021 | dates to be announced

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