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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.

Equine Kinesiology Taping Basic Course

In this program you will look at various basic aspects relating to equine kinesiology taping.  From in class theory to hands-on equine taping activities, you will gain the basic knowledge and skills to practice on your own horse. 

September 29-30, 2018 


LeadAtlantic is an evolutionary leadership program for Atlantic agriculture and aquaculture that is going to redefine leadership in the agricultural industry. LEAD will produce leaders committed to creating stronger and more profitable industries, a sustainable and innovative rural economy, and who have the leadership competencies to deliver on that commitment. Come be a part of the first class to experience this exciting new opportunity  

October 25-27, 2018, November 16-17, 2018 & January 25-26, 2019, and February 28- March 2nd, 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 - October 1, 2018, November 15, 2018 & 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 - October 1, 2018, November 15, 2018 & 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- September 13-14, 2018, November 22- 23, 2018,  February 21-22, 2019

Positive Animal Training: The Science of Applied Behaviour Analysis

This 12 week, ONLINE course, provides a one-on-one approach to help each student develop the necessary skills to train animals using positive reinforcement. This course offers a collaborative learning approach with students working through, lesson by lesson, at the same pace. As a student, you will be applying theory and scientific research to practice by documenting weekly progress through record keeping and videos. This course will help you become skilled at identifying wanted behaviours, goal setting, planning, training and understanding your animal.

Online- October 1, 2018 - December 30, 2018

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 - November 20, 22, 27, 29, Dec 4, 6, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8: 00pm 

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