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Diploma - Business - Agriculture (Co-op and Non Co-op Version)
Diploma - Business - Agriculture (Co-op and Non Co-op Version)

Diploma - Business - Agriculture (Co-op and Non Co-op Version)

  • ID:AC010002
  • Level:1-Year Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,530.31
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,530.31
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00

* International student Premium

Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • International Application Form (International Application Form)

English Requirement

  • International applicants must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.

Other Requirement

  • College Eligibility

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR

    • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR

    • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

    • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

  • Program Eligibility

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).

  • Mathematics, Grade 11 (MBF3C or equivalent).

  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).

Course Information

The two-year Business - Agriculture Ontario College Diploma program combines agriculture with business and management training, providing you with the skills necessary to successfully operate a farming operation or to provide services to agricultural businesses.

Agriculture is an increasingly complex industry, with sophisticated agribusiness managers required to make decisions about crop/herd selection and improvement, pest and soil management, equipment maintenance, farm safety and agricultural production. At the same time, there is a growing need for skills and knowledge to apply management concepts related to agricultural financial administration, human resources, operational efficiency, government regulations, technology, sales and marketing.

Through this program, you examine agricultural techniques through a business lens. Focus on:

  • developing fundamental research

  • financial and operations skills to evaluate farm production methodologies

  • technologies and systems in order to inform business decisions

You have opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills through activities, simulations, case studies and interactions with professionals in active farm operations.

Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability.

Graduates may seek employment in entry-level farming positions or as entrepreneurs.

Graduates may also seek entry-level employment in a variety of companies and organizations that provide services in the agricultural sector, including businesses providing:

  • agricultural supplies

  • feed

  • banking, accounting or logistical services

  • process improvement or animal care support

  • equipment and maintenance sales and services

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Level: 01

  • BUS9301

  • Business Computer Applications

  • ENL9212

  • Communications I

  • HOR9100

  • Plants, Soil and Fertilization

  • LAW9100

  • Farm Safety and Biosecurity Regulations

  • MGT9106

  • Introduction to Management Fundamentals

  • QUA9100

  • Basic Business Mathematics

Level: 02

  • ACC9200

  • Accounting Concepts I

  • HOR9200

  • Crop Production Management I

  • LAW9200

  • Legislation and Agriculture

  • MGT9200

  • Equipment and Asset Management

  • RET9302

  • Professional Selling

  • SCI9200

  • Animal Health and Nutrition

  • Choose one from equivalencies:

  • GED1938

  • General Education Elective

  • Co-op: 01

  • WKT9200

  • Business-agriculture Co-op Work Term(optional)

Level: 03

  • BUS9400

  • Dairy Business Operations

  • ECO9300

  • Economic Issues

  • ENV9300

  • Sustainable Practices in Agriculture

  • HOR9300

  • Crop Production Management II

  • HOR9301

  • Pest, Disease and Weed Management

  • HOR9302

  • Vegetable and Fruit Production Management

  • Choose one from equivalencies:

  • GED1938

  • General Education Elective

Level: 04

  • ACC9400

  • Accounting for Agribusiness

  • BUS9300

  • Livestock Business Operations

  • ENL9400

  • Communications for Agribusiness

  • FIT9400

  • Leadership in Society

  • MGT9304

  • Project Management for Business Start-Ups

  • MGT9403

  • Business Planning

  • MGT9405

  • Directed Project in Agriculture

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates may engage in entry-level or supervisory farming occupations, become managers in their family business, or become entrepreneurs. Graduates may also find entry-level positions as agricultural equipment and supplies salesperson, agricultural customer support representative, technical sales specialist or agricultural financial or insurance associate.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health insurance: 500 $ CAD per year

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