Niitsitapi Agriculture Certificate Program 

Program Overview

The principle, guidelines and procedures governing the application, admission and assessment of transfer credits of qualified students to the Agricultural Management Diploma program at Olds College following the completion of the Indigenous Agriculture Certificate program at Red Crow Community College. The Agricultural Management Program allows students who complete their one – year (30 credits) Indigenous Agriculture Certificate program at Red Crow Community College to apply for admission into the second year of the Olds College Agricultural Management Diploma program for completion of their diploma.

Red Crow Community College Indigenous Agriculture Certificate graduates who achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5 and meet the Olds College admission criteria are eligible for admission into the Agricultural Management Diploma program at the Olds College. If admitted, the students will be second-year diploma level students at the Olds College

Admission Requirements:

  • 65% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
  • 65% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2
  • 65% or better in Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Science 20, OR One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Science 30
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (completed at minimum 3 years of formal education taught entirely in English or provide the results of a recognized English Language Proficiency exam)

Academic Upgrading and High School Applicants: Applicants currently in high school or who are completing academic upgrading must submit proof of enrollment and any available interim/midterm marks. Final marks must be submitted within one month following the completion of the course(s) and no later than one month prior to the program start date.

The following course pathway of the Niitsitapi Agriculture Certificate Program

  • AMT 1360: Agribusiness Technology Applications
  • AMT 1335: Agribusiness Accounting 
  • MKG1021: Marketing Principles 
  • AMT 1035: Agricultural Business Management Principles
  • AMT1040: Survey of Agribusiness  
  • LVS 1370: Principles of Animal Agriculture
  • AGN 1540 Introductory Pest Management
  • AGN 1240: Principles of Crop Production
  • MEC1050: Machinery and Technology 
  • COM 1020 Workplace Communication 
  • KS 120: Our way of life
  • KS 180: Learning from place

Program at a glance

Credential: Certificate/Diploma

Length of Program: 2 years (1 year at RCCC & 1 year at Olds College)

Method of Delivery: RCCC Campus & Olds Campus

Program Intakes: Fall Intake (September program start)

Applications Open: February 3rd for Fall Intake 

Selection Process for Admission: First Qualified, First Accepted

Application Deadline: June 15, 2020

Funding based on Availability