Agriculture

Horticulture Crop Production and Protection certificate

QUICK FACTS

Credential:
Certificate

Duration:
Two semesters

Format:
Full time, Part time

How to apply

Start date:
September, January 

Location:
Chilliwack campus at CEP

Cost:
(Details)

FEATURES:

  • Field trips enhance classroom learning
  • Practicum provides work experience and industry contacts
  • You get to study in the state-of-the-art Agriculture Centre's greenhouse complex and participate in cutting-edge research.
  • Program eligible for financial aid

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

UFV's Horticulture Crop Production and Protection certificate provides you with a solid foundation to prepare you to enter the horticulture industry. The program emphasizes principles and practices of horticultural crop production, protection, and maintenance that are in line with sustainability, food security, and environmentally responsible agricultural production techniques.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to agribusiness principles
  • Horticulture skills and techniques
  • Plant identification
  • Greenhouse production
  • Nursery production and propagation
  • Integrated pest diagnosis and treatment
  • Fruit and vegetable crop production
  • Soil analysis and fertility
  • Farm and safety equipment

As a student, you are actively involved in practical, hands-on activities in the Agriculture Technology department greenhouses and on the UFV campus.

The one-year Horticulture Crop Production and Protection certificate transfers completely to the two-year Agriculture Technology diploma, Horticulture Crop Production and Protection option. Some credits may also transfer to other two-year programs in horticulture. Qualifying students may also be eligible to receive the equivalent of Year I apprenticeship in production horticulture.

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

As a graduate of the one-year Horticulture Crop Production and Protection certificate program, you are qualified to seek work in greenhouses, nurseries, farms, garden centres, golf courses, and landscaping companies. You could also consider a career in grounds maintenance or as a technician with various levels of government. Other options might include a career in the agri-business sector in marketing, sales, and service. Some graduates return to family-owned enterprises or start their own businesses.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

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Phone: 1-604-795-2813
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, ext. 2813
Email: agriculture@ufv.ca
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