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.

Organic Agriculture Certificate- Credit Courses

Get a head start on an agricultural degree with the Certificate of Specialization in Organic Agriculture. You'll have the opportunity to specialize in the expanding area of organic agriculture. There are also opportunities for self-employment on smaller farms that might not be profitable under conventional production.

Online - September 3, 2019

Bulk Milk Graders Certificate and Refresher

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.

Truro- In class- Sept 12-13, 2019

Master Gardener Training Program Certificate

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 cohorts start October 1, 2019 and November 15, 2019

Pesticide Applicators Certification 

This four-day course is excellent preparation if you are writing the Pesticide Applicator's Examination. You will learn the basic principles and practices of safe use, handling and storage of pesticides.  Information is presented about the ground application of pesticides but does not include aerial spraying.

Truro - In class - October 15-18, 2019

Pesticide Applicator Update (6 CEP)

A one day Pesticide Applicator Update course. Over the day you will review agro-chemical calculation, sprayer calibrations, pesticide formulations, as well as information on regulatory requirements, risk assessment and types of applicators. Participants will also learn sprayer calibration through demonstration at the campus farm.

This course is worth 6 CEP (Continuing Education Points) toward your Pesticide Applicator Licence renewal.

Truro - In class - October 15, 2018

Cannabis Production and Management

This online course provides advanced knowledge and selected skills sets for mid- to upper-level production jobs in commercial growing facilities. Students will cover critical aspects of the cannabis industry, cannabis products, workplace requirements, crop management, quality control/quality assurance, harvesting, processing, and waste management. Specific applications to cannabis facilities and workplaces will be a major focus of the course.

Online- October 28, 2019- January 24, 2020

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 - In class - November 14-16, 2019

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