Overview

Please note: this program does not have a 2020 fall start date. Future intake dates will be posted to this page once determined.


 

Combining the business and technology of agriculture, this post-credential diploma prepares you for a career in one of Canada’s largest and most advanced industries.

Build on your existing business education and make yourself more desirable to employers. This program is specially designed for those with business-related degrees or diplomas who are looking to develop specialized skills to prepare them for a career in the fast-changing world of agriculture.

Dive deep into fundamental agriculture topics, including crop production and protection, livestock production and environmental considerations directly related to agriculture. Develop additional knowledge in communications, customer service, sales and marketing, and management. Round out your analytical and critical thinking skills by learning the technological applications of GIS (geographical information systems) and GPS (global positioning systems).

Experience the best of both worlds: indoor classrooms, plant and soil labs, and outdoor field labs. Off-campus industry tours throughout the year allow you to see careers in action, network with others in your field, and help you to see the complex and fast-paced world of agribusiness.

Whether you see yourself in finance, sales and marketing, consulting, research or management, you’ll have the tools to get started. Potential employers include banks and credit unions, grain companies, equipment dealers and government agencies. Some graduates may even choose to become entrepreneurs or self-employed consultants.

Admissions

This is an advanced diploma and requires a prior diploma or degree as a pre-requisite.

  • Two-year diploma or university degree in Business Administration, Commerce or equivalent

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information. 

Careers & Connections

Careers

Potential employers include grain companies, seed and crop inputs suppliers, banks and credit unions, livestock supply outlets, agricultural equipment dealers, government agencies, agronomists/consultants and co-operatives. Career opportunities include agriculture, agronomy, sales and service, finance, livestock, marketing, management, research, administration and precision agriculture.

Connections

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists as technical agrologists.

Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible for students to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit Assiniboine’s Articulation Agreements page.

Tools & Supplies

The estimated costs for books and supplies is $800.

Textbooks, supplies and uniforms for all of our programs and courses may be purchased at the ACC Bookstore at the Victoria Avenue East Campus, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Booklists are available from your school office 30 days prior to the start date of your program. Visit the Assiniboine Bookstore website to learn more.

Courses & Costs

To graduate with an advanced diploma in Agriculture, students must successfully complete 78 academic credits. The minimum passing grade for each course is indicated on the course outline.

Please note, all costs are approximate and subject to change.

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition, fees and Students’ Association fees total approximately $14,195. Estimated costs for books and supplies are $800. All fees are estimated and subject to change without notice.

 

Fast Facts

Length
8 months
Program Start
TBD
Credential
Advanced Diploma
Credits
78
Course Load
Full-time
Program Details
Open to International Students
School of Agriculture & Environment
204.725.8712
1.800.862.6307 ext 6685 (toll free)

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next program information session?

Program information sessions are completely free to attend, and we invite you to bring a guest along as well. It's a good idea to register in advance so we know you're coming. 

To find the complete schedule for our program information sessions and to RSVP, visit the program information session page.