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4.6 Diploma in Agriculture - 4.6 Diploma in Agriculture

Director: Michele Rogalsky

School of Agriculture

Office: 160 Agriculture Building

Telephone: (204) 474-9295

The core curriculum of prescribed courses, common to all students, provides a broad yet integrated education in the production, management and marketing of agricultural products and the principles of managing a business. Students are taught to use this knowledge to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of a variety of alternative agricultural practices.

Within the program, students are able to specialize in areas of interest. Options are available in Business Management, Crop Management, Livestock Management and General Agriculture. These options are chosen by the student during the first term, first year. 

Prescribed Courses for all Students in these options

First Year, Fall Term

 

Course No.

Credit Hours

BIOE 0600

Farm Machinery

4

ANSC 0420

Animal Biology and Nutrition

4

ABIZ 0440

Agricultural Economics and Marketing 1

4

ABIZ 0460

Financial Management 1

4

DAGR 0410

Communication and Learning Skills

4

DAGR 0420

Introduction to Soils and Crops

4

DAGR 0680

Management Planning Project 1

 

Total credit hours

24

First Year, Spring Term

PLNT 0410

Cereal and Oilseed Production Practices

4

SOIL 0420

Soil Productivity and Land Use

4

ABIZ 0470

Financial Management 2

4

DAGR 0680

Management Planning Project 1¹

3

Total credit hours

15

 

+ 3 courses, according to option*

 

¹continuation of course from fall term

 

Second Year

ABIZ 0450

Agricultural Economics and Marketing 2

4

ENTM 0620

Pest Management and Farm Insects

4

DAGR 0690

Management Planning Project 2

5

Total credit hours

13

 

+ courses, according to option*

 

Total credit hours for prescribed courses

52

Total credit hours for prescribed courses for option

18-24

Total credit hours of free electives

17-23

Total credit hours for Agriculture Diploma

93

 

NOTE:
*These additional courses will consist of those required within an option plus free electives, in accordance with the four options described below:

Options

In order to accommodate a modest level of specialization, the students will be required to elect one of four options by the end of first term, first year. Each of these four options has a series of required courses. However, within each option there are also unrestricted electives available to the student who wishes to blend training available in two or more option areas to increase the degree of specialization.

Business Management Option

This option offers a more in-depth education in business management to those people who intend to manage farms or work as employees, managers and/or business owners in the agricultural service sector (agricultural lending, fertilizer, feed and chemical sales, etc.).

 

Prescribed Courses for Business Management Option

 

Course No.

 

Credit Hours

ABIZ 0680

Agribusiness Management

4

ABIZ 0720

Farm Business Management

4

DAGR 0730

Case Studies and Institutional Lending 1

4

Plus at least one of the following:

ABIZ 0710

Agricultural Policy

3

ABIZ 0730

Financial Risk Management

3

Plus one Biosystems Engineering course:

BIOE 0400

Farm Power

4

BIOE 0710

Materials Handling and Electrical Controls

3

BIOE 0690

Water Management

4

BIOE 0700

Agricultural Buildings and Environments

4

Total prescribed credit hours, within option.

 18-19

Plus 22-23 credit hours of electives, to complete 93 credit hours within the program.

Crop Management Option

This option emphasizes soil and crop management. It is designed for people who plan to manage farms where crops are the primary farm enterprise or for those who are interested in careers in industries or businesses that provide services to these types of farms (e.g. crop supply businesses).

Prescribed Courses for Crop Management Option

 

Course No.

 

Credit Hours

PLNT 0770

Weed Management

4

PLNT 0780

Plant Disease Management

4

SOIL 0620

Soil Conservation and Management

4

SOIL 0630

Soil Fertility

4

Plus at least one of the following:

 

PLNT 0750

Forage and Pasture Management

4

PLNT 0760

Special Crops

4

PLNT 0800

Diversification With Horticultural Crops

4

PLNT 0820

Organic Crop Production on the Prairies

3

Plus one Biosystems Engineering course:

BIOE 0400

Farm Power

4

BIOE 0710

Materials Handling and Electrical Controls

3

BIOE 0690

Water Management

4

Total prescribed credit hours, within option

22-24

Plus 17-19 credit hours of electives, to complete 93 credit hours in the program.

 

Livestock Management Option

This option emphasizes the principles of livestock production, with some degree of specialized attention to beef, dairy, swine, poultry or horse production. It is designed for people who plan to manage farms where livestock production is the primary enterprise or for those who are interested in the agricultural service industries that support livestock production (e.g. feed suppliers).

Prescribed Courses for Livestock Management Option

Course No.

 

Credit Hours

ANSC 0600

Animal Health and Welfare

3

PLNT 0750

Forage and Pasture Management

4

Plus at least one of the following:

 

ANSC 0670

Beef Cattle Production and Management

4

ANSC 0680

Dairy Cattle Production and Management

4

Plus at least one of the following:

 

ANSC 0690

Swine Production and Management

4

ANSC 0700

Poultry Production and Management

4

ANSC 0730

Horse Production and Management

3

Plus one Biosystems Engineering course:

 

BIOE 0710

Materials Handling and Electrical Controls

3

BIOE 0700

Agricultural Buildings and Environments

4

Total prescribed credit hours, within option

17-19

Plus 22-24 credit hours of electives to complete 93 credit hours in the pro gram.

 

General Agriculture Option

This option exposes the student to crop and livestock production, business management and biosystems engineering beyond the exposure contained in the core curriculum. It is designed for those people who intend to manage diversified farm operations and for those who desire a general education in applied agricultural science.

Prescribed Courses for General Agriculture Option

 

Course No.

Credit Hours

At least one of the following:

 

ANSC 0670

Beef Cattle Production and Management

4

ANSC 0680

Dairy Cattle Production and Management

4

ANSC 0690

Swine Production and Management

4

ANSC 0700

Poultry Production and Management

4

ANSC 0730

Horse Production and Management

3

Plus at least one of the following:

 

PLNT 0750

Forage and Pasture Management

4

PLNT 0760

Special Crops

4

PLNT 0800

Diversification with Horticultural Crops

4

PLNT 0820

Organic Crop Production on the Prairies

3

Plus at least one of the following:

SOIL 0620

Soil Conservation and Management

4

SOIL 0630

Soil Fertility

4

Plus at least one of the following:

ABIZ 0680

Agribusiness Management

4

ABIZ 0720

Farm Business Management

4

Plus one Biosystems Engineering course:

 

BIOE 0400

Farm Power

4

BIOE 0710

Materials Handling and Electrical Controls

3

BIOE 0690

Water Management

4

BIOE 0700

Agricultural Buildings and Environments

4

Total prescribed credit hours, within option

17-20

Plus 21-24 credit hours of electives, to complete 93 credit hours in the program.

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