Plant the seeds for your future success in Lethbridge College’s Agriculture Sciences program. Choose from majors in Agriculture Business, Agronomy or Animal Science, and be ready to join the next generation of people who nourish the nation. You’ll learn from instructors with first-hand experience, splitting your time between the classroom, labs, fields and barns.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work with real business models and gain insight into what it takes to grow in the fast-changing agriculture sector through workshops, tours and demonstrations with some of our local industry partners, from small specialty farms to the large commercial operations to research opportunities with Farming Smarter.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Agriculture Sciences program work in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Agricultural research
  • Agri-business
  • Agri-services
  • Farm finance
  • Farming
  • Ranching

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local industry partners who offer workshops, tours and demonstrations to our students

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the average annual salary of a livestock producer, poultry producer or agriculture manager

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years that students have chosen Lethbridge College as the place to study agriculture

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

September

Credential / Accreditation

Diploma

Duration

2 years

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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Admissions

New students are accepted into the Agriculture Sciences program for Fall (September) term.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission section of this calendar, applicants to the Agriculture Business major must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies):

  • Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta's Math 30-2 or a higher level math)
  • Applicants intending to ladder into the Bachelor of Science - Agriculture Technology Degree will also be required to have Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 at the point they apply to the degree.
Transfers
University of Lethbridge

Graduates of Lethbridge College’s Agriculture Sciences diploma program with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 are eligible for admission into the University of Lethbridge's Post-Diploma Bachelor of Arts (Agricultural Studies) or Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Studies) programs. Admitted students will be third-year degree level students in the university's Faculty of Arts and Science in all respects. For more information, please see an academic advisor and visit https://www.uleth.ca

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Delivery Formats

The Agriculture Sciences program is delivered through a blended format and is intentionally designed to include on-campus, face-to-face learning as well as online delivery.

Blended

This program includes both face-to-face/on-campus and online delivery in both synchronous (learning occurs in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous (learning does not occur at the same time or same place) formats.

Courses

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All three majors in the Agriculture Sciences program have a common first year. However, students must choose their major when applying to the program. Students have the option of switching majors at the end of the first year.

Common First Year Requirements
Course Title Credits
Year 1
Term I
ACC-1170 Financial Accounting I 3
BIO-1167 Botany 3
BIO-1175 Animal Science 3
COM-1162 Interpersonal Relationships and Communications 3
MKT-1152 Commodity Marketing 3
  Credits 15
Term II
AGS-1150 Agriculture Finance 3
AGS-2255 Sustainable Agriculture 3
BUS-1166 Business Law 3
ENG-1150 Composition 3
SOL-1150 Agriculture Soils 3
  Credits 15
Year 2
Students must select one major from the following:  
Agriculture Business Major
 
Agronomy Major
 
Animal Science Major
 
  Credits 0
  Total Credits 30
Major Requirements

Upon completion of Year One, Agriculture Sciences students will focus on studies in their selected major.

Agriculture Business Major
Course Title Credits
Year 2
Term I
ACC-1175 Financial Accounting II 3
AGS-2250 Canadian and World Agriculture 3
BUS-1170 Introduction to Management 3
ECN-1180 Microeconomics 3
PLT-2262 Field Crops 3
  Credits 15
Term II
AGS-2251 Agriculture Policy 3
BUS-2292 Business Finance 3
ECN-2253 Macroeconomics 3
MKT-1188 Introduction to Marketing 3
STS-1155 Descriptive Statistics 3
  Credits 15
  Total Credits 30
Agronomy Major
Course Title Credits
Year 2
Term I
AGS-2280 Precision Agriculture I 3
ECN-1180 Microeconomics 3
PLT-2253 Integrated Pest Management I 3
PLT-2260 Special Crops 3
PLT-2262 Field Crops 3
  Credits 15
Term II
IRR-2252 Irrigation Systems 3
PLT-1155 Pasture and Forage Production 3
PLT-2254 Integrated Pest Management II 3
PLT-2264 Greenhouse Management 3
SOL-2250 Soil Fertility 3
  Credits 15
  Total Credits 30
Animal Science Major
Course Title Credits
Year 2
Term I
ANM-2250 Cow Calf Management 3
ANM-2251 Animal Health 3
BIO-2263 Animal Physiology I 3
ECN-1180 Microeconomics 3
PLT-2262 Field Crops 3
  Credits 15
Term II
ANM-2252 Intensive Livestock Production 3
ANM-2253 Beef Feedlot Management 3
ANM-2254 Animal Nutrition 3
BIO-2264 Animal Physiology II 3
PLT-1155 Pasture and Forage Production 3
  Credits 15
  Total Credits 30
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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$4,188.00
$1,104.00
$1,375.00
Year 2
$4,515.00
$1,424.00
$1,635.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$13,188.00
$1,104.00
$1,375.00
Year 2
$13,967.00
$1,424.00
$1,635.00
Notes

Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.

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Scholarships

With just one online application, you can apply for all the Lethbridge College awards and scholarships for which you qualify, including these featured scholarships:

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