Overview

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 agriculture. 

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

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.


At-Home Computing

Programs at Assiniboine have certain technology requirements. Students require access to computer devices at home and may be required to bring these on campus when instructed

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

At-Home Computing Information

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.

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

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.