Be ready to grow in Lethbridge College’s new, one-of-a-kind degree program, where you’ll receive a unique agriculture education that combines the fundamentals of plant and soil science, the reality of growing-condition variation, and the application of modern precision agriculture techniques.
If you are interested in what happens next in the world of agriculture, you’ll thrive in Lethbridge College’s Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Technology degree program. As a student, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of plant physiology, soil fertility, crop production and integrated pest management, setting the stage for a better understanding of successful crop production. You’ll go on to learn about the effects of topography and crop nutrient variability and to understand challenges like weeds, pests and water availability. Bringing all these aspects together creates a complex production system that can only be navigated successfully using precision agriculture and data management. This is not an applied degree, but a Bachelor of Science degree comparable to those offered at the large agriculture flagship universities.
Graduates of our new Ag-Tech degree program will be welcomed as members of the ever-growing workforce making a difference at data-driven agriculture companies, at equipment dealerships and as agronomy consultants across North America. Having scientific benchtop training paired with precision agriculture application in the field, our grads will incorporate the science of crop production with the technical ability to observe and record crop development. Students will also be prepared if they choose to move into graduate studies.
Here are a few benefits that set Agriculture programming at the Lethbridge College apart from the rest of the pack:
- The support of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA). Curriculum for the BSc degree has been developed in consultation with AIA. Alumni will be eligible to apply for the Professional Agrologist Designation following their required workplace experience after graduation.
- A common first-year curriculum. Students take Lethbridge College’s Agriculture Sciences diploma during their first year and then specialize in agronomy, agriculture business or animal science in their second year. There is no time wasted if a student changes specializations in the first year, allowing them to discover the right path for you.
- Flexibility. Grads of the Agriculture Sciences diploma program have a wealth of choices awaiting them. For example, Agronomy grads can go straight into the workforce, take another specialization of Agriculture Science diploma or move directly into the BSc degree program. Diploma program grads can also work for a couple years and return to complete the degree later.
- A pure science degree. The new Bachelor of Science degree features two full years of science-based training beyond the diploma, and this education is strengthened through applied research partnerships and industry reinforcement. While workplace training is incorporated into coursework, students continue to take courses founded on pre-requisites that prepare them for graduate studies.
Take your Ag education to the next level – and apply today!
Graduates of our Agriculture Technology – Bachelor of Science degree work in a variety of settings, including:
- Agricultural research
- Farm finance
For current application status, terms being processed and application deadlines, visit the Program Application Status page.
Credential: Bachelor of Science
A blended course is intentionally designed to include continuum of both face to face/on-campus and online delivery. This includes both synchronous (in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous learning strategies (learning that does not occur at the same time or same place). Communication, instruction and assessment components of a blended course provide consistent information but go further by enhancing and supplementing each other. Students may complete some of their lessons online and may also be required to come to campus.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Technology builds upon the foundation of the existing diploma in Agriculture Sciences - Agronomy major. Instructors from five different disciplines at Lethbridge College will deliver courses, which will be supplemented by external instructors based in the agriculture industry. Together, our faculty will provide an education that meets the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience the industry values.
AGS-3385 Precision Agriculture II
ENV-3383 Environmental Soil Physics
IRR-3350 Irrigation Management
PLT-3350 Plant Physiology
STS-1155 Descriptive Statistics
AGS-3381 Agriculture Equipment
AGS-3382 Telematics and Sensors
CHM-3350 Agriculture Chemistry
PLT-3351 Plant Pathology
RSR-3350 Analytics and Experimental Design
AGS-4450 Agriculture Issues
AGS-4483 Harvest Technology
AGS-4484 Crop Storage Technology
COM-3350 Strategic Consulting
RSR-4450 Senior Project I
AGS-4481 Spraying Technology
AGS-4482 Seeding Technology
IRR-4450 Irrigation Technology
RSR-4451 Senior Project II
AGS-4485 Livestock Technology
ANT-1195 Cultural Anthropology
BIO-1195 Introduction to Aquaponics Principles
ENV-2280 Containment Management
ENV-3397 Environmental Assessment and Auditing
NAT-1155 Introduction to Native American Studies
New students are accepted into the Agriculture Technology Bachelor of Science degree program for Fall (September) term.
General admission requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs as indicated in the Admissions section of this calendar.
All applicants must satisfy the following requirements (or equivalencies):
- Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher-level math)
- Biology 30
- Chemistry 30
Students who have completed the Agriculture Science – Agronomy diploma from Lethbridge College will be accepted directly into the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Technology degree program. A minimum GPA of 2.00 or equivalent is required for admission.
Students who have completed the Agriculture Science – Animal Science or Agriculture Business diploma programs will be eligible for entry following completion of the second year of the Agronomy diploma programming. A minimum GPA of 2.00 or equivalent is required for Admission.
Transfer students are required to have a diploma in Agriculture Science – Agronomy or equivalent, or a related bachelor’s degree in agriculture. Transfer students with related credentials will be accepted into the program after being assessed on an individual basis to determine whether they are required to take bridging courses to meet degree requirements (with a residency requirement of 50 per cent). A minimum GPA of 2.00 or equivalent is required for admission.
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