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Advance your rural enterprise! Upgrade your management skills and improve your financial assessment skills! Whether you are a rural business owner or an agricultural lender, this online program will assist you in promoting better business practices within conventional and non-conventional agriculture. Courses are directly transferable into the Agricultural Management Diploma for gaining higher credentials and furthering your career in the Agriculture Industry.

This course list comes from our Curricunet Academic database

 Course Details

 

Agricultural Management Principles

Course Description

The learner develops fundamental concepts of business management within the context of agriculture. These basic tools will provide the foundation for sound business decisions as they relate to all aspects and functional areas of the organization.

Course Dates/Times

January 22 - May 4, 2018

Delivery Method Online
Course length 15 Weeks
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteNone
LocationOnline
Tuition$799
Other feesn/a
Required Text & Materials 

Textbook:  Introduction to Agricultural Economics (Student Value Edition); 6th Edition, Penson, J., et al.
Approximate Cost: $225

Registration DeadlineJanuary 5, 2018
Other details

Note that textbooks and software are the responsibility of the student. Please wait until 1 week prior to the course start date to purchase materials, as the courses will be cancelled if minimum enrolment is not received.  All textbooks can be purchased through our campus bookstore:

Phone: (403) 556-4630
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 ext 4630
Fax: (403) 556-4625
Location: Learning Resource Centre

 

Agribusiness Accounting

Course Description

The learner generates financial records and statements, using generally accepted accounting principles, for agribusinesses. Industry software is used and attention to unique industry issues is emphasized

Course Dates/Times

September 4 - December 14, 2018

Delivery Method Online
Course length 15 Weeks
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteNone
LocationOnline
Tuition$799
Other feesn/a
Required Text & Materials 

Textbook: Fundamental Accounting Principles With Working Papers; 15th edition; Larson & Jenson; McGraw Hill
Approximate textbook cost - $168.95

AgExpert Software: Students require a recent version of the software.
Approximate student cost:  $374.25 (Full Price. $499)

Registration Deadline

September Class:  August 17, 2018

Other details

Note that textbooks and software are the responsibility of the student. Please wait until 1 week prior to the course start date to purchase materials, as the courses will be cancelled if minimum enrolment is not received.  All textbooks can be purchased through our campus bookstore:

Phone: (403) 556-4630
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 ext 4630
Fax: (403) 556-4625
Location: Learning Resource Centre

Ag Expert Software can be purchased once a student registered and the course is confirmed.  Students will receive an email from the online coordinator and can then email Farm Credit Canada at coagexpertadmin@fcc-fac.ca to request the student edition of AgExpert with the information below.  FCC will then send the software and bill accordingly.

a. Name
b. Mailing Address
c. Phone
d. College & Program
e. Student ID (located in your confirmation email)
f. Email Address

 

Agribusiness Financial Management

Course Description

This is a course on business management practices and processes for decision making. The impact of money management on business performance is examined through the application of selected budgeting processes and business risk assessments.

Course Dates/Times

January 22 - May 4, 2018

Delivery Method Online
Course length 15 Weeks
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteAgribusiness Accounting
LocationOnline
Tuition$799
Other feesn/a
Required Text & Materials 

Textbook:  Online e-textbook, purchased in class
Approximate Cost: $22 + GST

Registration DeadlineJanuary 5, 2018
Other details

Note that textbooks and software are the responsibility of the student. Please wait until 1 week prior to the course start date to purchase materials, as the courses will be cancelled if minimum enrolment is not received.  All textbooks can be purchased through our campus bookstore:

Phone: (403) 556-4630
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 ext 4630
Fax: (403) 556-4625
Location: Learning Resource Centre

 

Marketing Principles

Course Description

This course develops an understanding of marketing concepts, principles and practices. Topics examined include the influence of environment factors on the marketing process, marketing strategy development, marketing mix formulation and adjustment for pricing, promoting and distributing appropriate products and services to selected markets.

Course Dates/Times

September 4 - December 14, 2018

Delivery Method Online
Course length 15 Weeks
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteNone
LocationOnline
Tuition$799
Other feesn/a
Required Text & Materials Textbook: Marketing; 10th Canadian Edition; Crane, F., Kerin, R., Hartley, S., Rudelius, W.  ISBN 978-1-259-10710-8
Approximate textbook cost - $140.95 print, $90 online (see below) 
Registration DeadlineAugust 17, 2018
Other details

Note that textbooks and software are the responsibility of the student. Please wait until 1 week prior to the course start date to purchase materials, as the courses will be cancelled if minimum enrolment is not received.  All textbooks can be purchased through our campus bookstore or an electronic copy can be purchased online from McGraw-Hill:

Phone: (403) 556-4630
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 ext 4630
Fax: (403) 556-4625
Location: Learning Resource Centre

Online copies:  Click here to go to the McGraw-Hill website.

 

Commodity Marketing Fundamentals  (Elective Option)

Course Description

This course will prepare a learner to create and apply a portfolio of selected marketing strategies for their commodity production. Learners will investigate current price risk management choices, within their chosen sector, specific to potential performance and overall outcomes. A "Solution Based Philosophy" will be emphasized as part of the portfolio creation and this will involve learning how to use the right terminology as well as how to critique/rank various pricing/delivery solutions specific to the goals of their business.

Course Dates/Times

January 22 - May 4, 2018

Delivery Method Online
Course length 15 Weeks
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteNone
LocationOnline
Tuition$799
Other feesNone
Required Text & Materials None
Registration DeadlineJanuary 5, 2018
Other details

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Agribusiness Planning and Management  (Elective Option)

Course Description

This course allows the learner to integrate concepts from other agricultural management courses in the preparation and presentation of a business plan related to an agri-business or agri-value venture.

Course Dates/Times

September 4 - December 14, 2018

Delivery Method Online
Course length 15 Weeks
Credits 3
Pre-requisiteAgricultural Management Principles, Agribusiness Accounting and Principles of Marketing.
LocationOnline
Tuition$799
Other feesn/a
Required Text & Materials Textbook: Canadian Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management, 9th Edition; Balderson, 9th Edition; McGraw Hill
Approximate textbook cost: $135.95
Registration DeadlineAugust 17, 2018
Other details

Note that textbooks and software are the responsibility of the student. Please wait until 1 week prior to the course start date to purchase materials, as the courses will be cancelled if minimum enrolment is not received.  All textbooks can be purchased through our campus bookstore:

Phone: (403) 556-4630
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 ext 4630
Fax: (403) 556-4625
Location: Learning Resource Centre

  

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Would your employer consider funding your RFE Certificate courses?  If so, under the Canada-Alberta Job Grant employers are reimbursed for 2/3 of eligible training costs to a maximum of $10,000 per employee!  Find out more information on your eligibility!

Not based in Alberta?  The Canada Job Grant applies across Canada with different criteria for each province.

Continuing Education


How To Register

To register, click on the red link above and register on eCampus Alberta, or contact us at 1-800-661-6537.  For questions regarding the certificate, please contact the programmer.

Continuing Education Department

Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 
Email: coned@oldscollege.ca

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