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Green Certificate

The Green Certificate Program provides student trainees with opportunities to enter a variety of agriculture learning pathways as a part of their senior high school program. Students can earn up to 16 Grade 12- 30 level diploma credits and a credential leading to a career in agribusiness.

Students learn on the job, under the direction of experienced farm personnel and under the supervision and administration of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and Alberta Education.

Trainees select one of the specializations and under the guidance of their trainer, work towards mastering all skills within their training program.

There is no deadline for applications and students can register through their off campus teacher at any time during the year. Tests are done when the student feels they have mastered one of the three sections. Testing is done in Olds by a person in the agriculture area of study. All tests are given orally and students are assessed on their knowledge.

Areas of study include:

Ø Beekeeper production

Ø Cow calf beef production

Ø Dairy production

Ø Equine production

Ø Feedlot beef production

Ø Field crop production

Ø Greenhouse production

Ø Irrigated field crop production

Ø Broiler Chicken

Ø Broiler hatching egg

Ø Table egg

Ø Turkey

Ø Sheep production

Ø Swine production

All students must take ARG 3000 - Agriculture Safety, prior to enrollment in any of the green certificate programs. This course is available through St. Gabriel Learning Center. Please fill out this application AGR3000 - Agriculture Safety form or type bit.ly/rdcrsagr3000

All training sites must be inspected by the off-campus teacher.

If you are interested in applying for the Green Certificate, please fill out this form or type bit.ly/rdcrsgreencertificate

For more information on the Green Certificate programming, please contact Tracey Millar at rdcrsoffcampus@rdcrs.ca.