New and Upcoming Courses

Learning that fits your life

Our specialty is capturing opportunities and building relationships to offer extended learning programs in agriculture. We deliver credit and non-credit certificate programs, short courses and workshops in formats that work for you. Our courses are available through distance education, at various training locations or right here on campus.

Dairy Herd Health and Nutrition Management

Join Dr. Frank Schenkels for an in-depth examination of the health and nutrition requirements of the individual dairy cow, the requirements for maintaining high standards of health, and optimal nutrition in the dairy herd.

Truro- In class- January 7 - April 8, 2019    (Labs- Monday's 2:35-5:25 and lectures Thursday's 2:35-4:25)

Nutrient Management Planning Certificate

This online certificate will provide training to nutrient management planners and those implementing nutrient management plans in Atlantic Canada. To receive the certificate a student will work at their own pace through eight online subject area modules (listed below) and complete a nutrient management planning exercise in one of eight areas of application, and an online examination.

Online- January 14 - July 8, 2019

Master Gardener Certificate Program

The Master Gardener training program caters to participants who have a passion for gardening, wanting to expand their knowledge in the horticulture field, or wanting to become a Master Gardener!  The training program consists of four independent-study classes available online and a one-week, on-site summer school.  Participants have the opportunity to take one course or all courses.  

Online - Next intake February 1st, 2019

The New Prairie Landscape Course

This course is to provide an opportunity to further your plant identification skills while learning about the use of plants in a specific context, in this case, the creation of what has come to be called the ‘new prairie landscape'.

Online - Next intake February 1st, 2019

Bulk Milk Graders Certification

The Bulk Milk Grader’s course provides the training necessary for both Bulk Milk Tank Drivers and Dairy Receivers to be licensed by the NS Department of Agriculture. This course is offered over a three-day period with a combination of theoretical and hands-on learning. Participants must achieve a 70% on both the written and grading exams to receive certification.

Truro- In class- Next course February 21-22, 2019

Introductory Welding

As a beginner to the art of welding, you will learn theory, technique and shop practice for arc welding. You’ll also get hands on experience as you work on projects from start to finish.

Truro- February TBA


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