Agricultural Sciences Certificate


If you’re interested in studying agriculture, but you only want to commit to a year, then our General Agriculture Certificate program offered through Lakeland College is for you!

Our certificate program offers a specific concentration on crop production. The courses offered will allow you to master fundamental skills that are essential for modern agricultural operations, including computer training, keeping accurate business records, and using up-to-date and innovative technology. Skills specific to crop production will involve you in practical field skills used to identify plants and weeds and assess a variety of pest problems.

Upon completion of your certificate program, you will also be given the option to transfer into year two of Lakeland’s Crop Technology Diploma program, offered on its Vermilion campus. Whether you choose the acquisition of your certificate as your exit point, or choose to continue on to the diploma program, you will find yourself prepared to contribute to a farming operation or to work in the retail agriculture sector.

Why Parkland College?

  • Parkland College has developed strong ties to the businesses, industries and community it serves.
  • Many businesses in the area provide practicum opportunities and actively recruit our grads because they know they are educated to their own recommended standards.

Tuition & Course Info

Tuition: Approx. $5,460.00

Books & Materials: Approx. $1,300.00

Fees: $1,100.00

Date: October 10, 2023 – April 29, 2024

Length: 32 weeks

Location: Trades and Technology Centre, Yorkton, SK

*Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.*



AE 100 Economic Forces in Agriculture
AE 101 Student Managed Farm I
AE 202 Business Records and Reporting
AE 300 Grain, Oilseeds and Pulse Crop Marketing
CO 138 Agricultural Communications and Computer Applications
CR 160 Plant Science and Field Crops
CR 242 Weed and Herbicide Management
MR 112 Tillage and Direct Seeding Systems
MR 142 Pesticide Application Technologies
SO 102 Soil Science
Important Notes

Important Notes:

  • PPE required for work placement includes: CSA-approved steel toe work boots, safety glasses and coveralls. Students will also need to supply their own hand tools for work placement.
  • GPA Grade Point Average of 60% or higher is required for each term. An overall 60% GPA is required to graduate with a certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
  • Agricultural Sciences Certificate meets the technical training levels 1 & 2 for Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). To have this training technical training recognized by SATCC, your overall average must be at least 70% with no more than 10% absenteeism. Your training will be recognized by SATCC for approximately 2.5 years from the end of your program. This means you will need to register as an apprentice with SATCC within 2.5 years from the end date of the program. A field consultant from SATCC will visit your class and share information on apprenticeship. Please visit the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship website for more details.
  • Students are responsible for transportation and accommodation for the work experience component.
*Program delivery contingent upon Industry demand and support.*

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 with English A30 and B30, Foundations 20 or Pre-Calculus 20, and any 20 level core science
  • English language requirement
  • Non-refundable application fee: $60.00 (online) OR $90.00 (paper)



Last Updated: May 9, 2023