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Green Certificate

What Is the Green Certificate?

An apprentice style program where participants learn through actively performing required skills in their specialization.  The student learns on the job, under the direction of experienced farm personnel and under the supervision and administration of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and Alberta Education.

The Green Certificate Program consists of eleven specializations:  Beekeeping Technician, Cow-Calf Beef Technician, Dairy Technician, Equine Technician, Feedlot Technician, Field Crop Technician, Greenhouse Technician, Irrigated Crop Technician, Poultry Technician, Sheep Technician, and Swine Technician.

What Do I Need to Do?

Complete HCS 3000 and AGR 3000 prior to enrolling in the Green Certificate Program.
Be a senior high student 15 years of age or older.
Find a trainer (employer) that operates a farming operation in the student's area of specialization.  The trainer mentors the student throughout the training process providing instruction and guidance.
Contact the Off Campus Coordinator to find out more information.

How Do I Earn Credits?

Students complete three courses in a specialization and are assessed by a certified tester at a regional certification testing event.  Students can earn 16 credits in a specialization.
Students can take all three years of high school to complete the Green Certificate.


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