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Agriculture Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Agriculture

Practices and regulations in the agriculture and agri-food industries are changing constantly to adapt for an increasingly globalized market for food production and supply, as well as ongoing health and safety concerns. Agriculture programs at Ontario colleges examine these issues while equipping students with the skills and knowledge to move the industry forward toward a sustainable and ethical model for global agricultural development.

If you have an interest in the worldwide food supply chain and want to be a part of the agriculture business, here’s what you need to know. More

Agriculture Courses

Though many agriculture programs cover all aspects of the agriculture industry, from farming and livestock management to agriculture technology and agriculture law and policy, others will specialize in particular areas of the industry, including:

  • Sustainable Agriculture. Sustainable agriculture programs focus on ecological and organic agriculture, through natural farming methods, small farm operations and niche market farming. Courses cover topics like soil science, weed and pest ecology, and pasture management.
  • Agri-Food. Agri-food programs focus on the sectors involved in food production, from the farm supply industry to transportation, inspection and retail markets. Courses in these programs will cover topics like food microbiology, supply chain management and quality assurance. Courses in business and marketing will also be included.

Field experience and work placements are an important part of the curriculum in all agriculture programs.

General Agriculture Program Requirements

Agriculture programs at Ontario colleges generally require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Specialized agriculture programs (such as sustainable agriculture programs) may require a prior diploma in a related field, or a combination of work experience and education.

Agriculture Jobs and Salaries

Many students who graduate from Ontario college agriculture programs have a background in farming, and will continue on that path by starting their own farms, working on family farms or joining pre-established commercial farms. Other agricultural jobs include:

Salaries for jobs in agriculture are difficult to predict as a lot depends on which aspect of the industry you are in as well as the position you hold. The average salary for a food inspector, for example, can range from mid-$30,000 to $80,000 or higher, depending on experience and position. Transportation and warehouse salaries also vary based on level of experience and position.

Ontario Colleges Offering Agriculture Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of agriculture programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Agri-Business Management FANSHAWE SIMCOE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Agri-Business Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: AGM1J
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details Agri-Business Management FANSHAWE SIMCOE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Agri-Business Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: AGM1J
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details Agri-Business Management FANSHAWE SIMCOE OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Agri-Business Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: AGM1J
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details Agriculture RIDGETOWN MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Agriculture


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: R201
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technician MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 420
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technology MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technology


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 531
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Commercial Beekeeping (Graduate Certificate) NIAGARA NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Commercial Beekeeping (Graduate Certificate)


  • Program Length: 1 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0770
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Horticultural Industries ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Horticultural Industries


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1406X03F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Horticulture - Food And Farming DURHAM WHITBY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Horticulture - Food And Farming


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: AAGR
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Pratiques Agricoles - Production Végétale LA CITÉ ALFRED OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Pratiques Agricoles - Production Végétale


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 41679
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 2
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Pratiques Agricoles - Production Végétale LA CITÉ ALFRED OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Pratiques Agricoles - Production Végétale


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 41679
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Sustainable Agriculture FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Sustainable Agriculture


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: SAG
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Sustainable Agriculture (Co-Op) FLEMING LINDSAY OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Sustainable Agriculture (Co-Op)


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: SAG
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Techniques Agricole BORÉAL SUDBURY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Techniques Agricole


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: AGRQ
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Techniques Agricoles - Production Animale LA CITÉ ALFRED OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Techniques Agricoles - Production Animale


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 51680
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Techniques Agricoles - Production Végétale LA CITÉ ALFRED OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Techniques Agricoles - Production Végétale


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 51681
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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