What is the Green Certificate Program?
- A practical off-campus learning experience aimed at preparing students for work in the agricultural sector.
- Completion of three courses to a specified standard in an agricultural production specialization leading to a Level 1 (Technician) Green Certificate.
- Areas of specialization include: Click on the links below to find out more about the individual programs.
- Student receives training manual to guide learning.
How do I sign up for this program?
- You can sign up anytime in grades 10 to 12 including the summer before the start of Grade 10 (if signed up and working on AGR 3000 Agriculture Safety Course).
- The program is not recommended for start in Grade 12.
- The student completes the Green Certificate application which can be obtained here.
What are the prerequisites?
- AGR 3000: Agriculture Safety
- Must have agreement of experienced farm personnel to act as trainer/mentor on site.
What are the potential credits?
- Module X (6 credits)
- Module Y (5 credits)
- Module Z (5 credits)
- 16 credits total at the Grade 12 level
- Is a qualification in its own right
- Can lead to advanced placement in agricultural colleges in Alberta
How are students assessed?
- The student is assessed first by the student’s trainer (usually parent or relative)
- Then the student is assessed and graded by a certified Green Certificate tester at a regional certification testing event at Lethbridge College every November, February and May.
What is the cost?
- $504 payable to the school and reimbursed when the student is awarded the Green Certificate.
For more detailed information, visit Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development link for the Green Certificate Program here.