Agriculture

Continuing Education Programming


Agronomy Certificate

Prepare to support the agri-service industry by gaining practical training in crop production systems, nutrition and protection. This entry-level program answers the industry's call for trained crop scouts possessing basic agronomic skills. Interactive online discussion is emphasized to meet your needs, and an on-campus Field School will cap the program of study.

Agronomy Certificate Level 1

The Agronomy Certificate Level 1 is an entry level program that answers the industry's call for trained crop scouts possessing basic agronomic skills. Prepare to support the agri-service industry by gaining practical training in crop production systems, nutrition and protection. This entry-level program answers the industry's call for trained crop scouts possessing basic agronomic skills. Interactive online discussion is emphasized to meet your needs, and an on-campus Field School will cap the program of study.

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Length of Program/Course:

8 Weeks/Course

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Program/Course Intakes:

January, March, April, August & October

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Delivery:

Online & Olds Campus

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Agronomy Certificate Level 2

The Agronomy Certificate Level 2 builds upon basic agronomic skills, integrating concepts and providing the background to be able to make recommendations that promote successful agronomy outcomes. Prepare to support the agri-service industry by gaining practical training in crop production systems, nutrition and protection. This entry-level program answers the industry's call for trained crop scouts possessing basic agronomic skills. Interactive online discussion is emphasized to meet your needs, and an on-campus Field School will cap the program of study

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Length of Program/Course:

10 Weeks/Course

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Program/Course Intakes:

January, March, April & July

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Delivery:

Online & Olds Campus

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Pesticide Applicator

Lawn and Garden Domestic Pesticide Dispenser

All Alberta sales outlets selling Domestic Class Lawn and Garden Pesticides must employ a Certified Pesticide Dispenser. Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispenser Certification ensures that consumers have access to correct information regarding pest control and that someone at each retail outlet has knowledge of pesticide sales regulations and safety requirements. Certificate holders will not be pest control experts, but will be familiar with pesticides, pesticide safety, provincial regulations and provincial reference materials.

As of January 2016, Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispensers holding a certificate issued prior to January 2012 will be required to recertify. Certifications are valid for five (5) calendar years dated on the applicant's birthday.

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Length of Program/Course:

1 Day

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Program/Course Intakes:

Continuous Enrolment

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Delivery: Home Study, Tutorial, or Custom On-Site Training

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Pesticide Applicator Tutorials

A Pesticide Applicator Certificate is required for:

  • Anyone applying Schedule 1 or 2 pesticides other than a commercial agriculturalist (farmer);
  • Anyone applying Schedule 3 pesticides;
    • in a rental dwelling,
    • in the common indoor and outdoor areas of condominiums,
    • in or on the grounds of a school, hospital, nursing home, or daycare facilities,
    • application of pesticides on public lands.

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Length of Program/Course:

4 Day Tutorial

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Program/Course Intakes:

Dates TBD

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Delivery:

Online & Olds Campus

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Pesticide Applicator Training

Do you need to obtain your Pesticide Applicator Certificate? Too much information to study on your own? Industry experts will help you prepare for your Agriculture, Industrial and Landscape exams in-class and with hands-on sessions!

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Length of Program/Course:

4 Days

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Program/Course Intakes:

March

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Delivery:

Olds Campus

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Pesticide Applicator Recertification

Pesticide Applicator Certificates are issued for up to 5 years, prior to expiration you need to either obtain 15 Continuing Education Unit credits in specific program areas, or re-write the exam. Our recertification workshops will help you obtain the Continuing Education Unit credits that you need to recertify.

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Length of Program/Course:

Evening Workshops

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Program/Course Intakes: 

Dates TBD

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Delivery:

Olds Campus

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Rural Finance and Entrepreneurship

Rural Finance and Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Rural Finance and Entrepreneurship Certificate is designed for the rural business person. 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.

Courses include:

  • Agricultural Management Principles
  • Agribusiness Financial Management
  • Commodity Marketing Fundamentals
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Agribusiness Accounting
  • Agribusiness Planning & Management

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Length of Program/Course:

5 Course Certificate

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Program/Course Intakes:

Fall & Winter Intake

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Delivery:

Online

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Workshops & Tutorials

Ag Lender’s Workshop

The mission of the Ag Lenders Workshop is to support agricultural lenders throughout Western Canada in successful lending practices.  For more than 35 years it has been a professional development experience which lends comprehensive support to beginning and continuing lenders in the agriculture industry.

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Length of Program/Course:

4 Days

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Program/Course Intakes:

June

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Delivery:

Olds Campus

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Certified Crop Advisor Tutorial

Take advantage of this intensive tutorial training session and prepare to write the Certified Crop Advisor Prairie Province and International exam. This course is an overview only and will highlight the regional and international objectives required to pass the exams. The instructors have a wealth of knowledge that they will share with you to help you feel better prepared to write the exam!

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Length of Program/Course:

4 Day Workshop

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Program/Course Intakes:

January 2-5, 2018

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Delivery:

Olds Campus

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Hemp Info Session

Learn from experts about the growing opportunities in the hemp industry. This three hour session will feature hemp specialists from Alberta Agriculture, Innotech Alberta and local growers and processors to educate attendees about this emerging crop.

Topics will be covered including licencing information, markets, agronomy and other relevant information.

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Full-Time Certificate, Diplomas & Degrees

Offering full-time studies in Agriculture, including: