Program description

In this AEC program, you will gain the skills you need to start your own farm. You'll learn about goats, sheep, chickens, vegetables, greenhouses, forestry, honey, fish, agritourism, and many other subjects as you make your farm plan. You will gain a strong basis in both the practical and business side of farming. At the end, you will be ready to work in the industry or start out on your own.

Dates and deadlines

  • Admission application available: 16 April 2021
  • Application deadline: 3 September 2021
  • Program start date:  1 October 2021

*The College reserves the right not to offer a program when there is insufficient number of registrations or a lack of funding.

Location

Agritourism and Diversified Productions is offered at our Pontiac campus in Campbell's Bay. 

How to apply

To apply for admission:

  • Complete the online application on SRAM. Click onto the Continuing Education application portal.
  • Select Cégep Heritage College and the program of your choice along with the corresponding SRAM program number.
  • If applicable, submit all required documents by mailing them to The College or uploading them to your SRAM application account. You must also pay the $30.00 non-refundable application fee online. The documents and payment must be submitted by the deadline.

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Eligibility

Applicants who have received instruction considered sufficient by the College may be admitted to the Agritourism and Diversified Productions program if they also:  

  1. meet one of the following conditions:
    • have interrupted their full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive semesters or 1 school year
    • are covered by an agreement between the College and an employer or who benefits from a government program of studies
    • have interrupted full-time studies during at least 1 semester and pursued full-time post-secondary studies during at least 1 additional semester.
    • hold a Québec Secondary School Vocational Diploma (DEP) 
  2. and demonstrate that they possess sufficient proficiency in  the English language

Sample course grid

Code
Credit
Weight
# of hours
  • 152-L41-HR
    Soils Amendments

    Students will learn the principles of soil science and soil conservation. Participants will be required to compile environmentally friendly soil amendment programs, and incorporate these plans into their cultivation program

    1 2/3
    2-2-1
    60
    152-L41-HR
    1 2/3
    2-2-1
    60
  • 152-L42-HR
    Tractors, Motors, Equipment Management

    Students will be required to analyze the cost of a line of machinery and equipment. Maintenance and minor repairs of common equipment will be studied. Many replacement parts are available in class for a more hands-on approach to understand the working of machinery implements.

    1 2/3
    2-2-1
    60
    152-L42-HR
    1 2/3
    2-2-1
    60
  • 152-L43-HR
    Carpentry and Construction

    Students will survey and plan a farmyard layout, elaborate barn construction plans, and study methods of farm building repairs. The use and mixing of concrete in farm construction will be analyzed. Utilities such as electrical and plumbing will be discussed.

    1 1/3
    2-1-1
    45
    152-L43-HR
    1 1/3
    2-1-1
    45
  • 152-L44-HR
    Cereal and Herbage Production

    Students will elaborate crop plans for standard field rotations, study the preparation of soil for production, and choose the appropriate cultivars for their agricultural zone. Bacterial enemies and insect pests of cereals and herbage are identified.

    1 2/3
    2-2-1
    60
    152-L44-HR
    1 2/3
    2-2-1
    60
  • 152-L45-HR
    Diversification and Alternate Productions

    Students will analyze the economic realities of Honey, Maple, Greenhouse, Horticulture, and Vegetable productions in Quebec. This course will provide an introduction to each industry. (The course will be divided into 18 hours for each production analyzed.)

    3 1/3
    3-4-3
    105
    152-L45-HR
    3 1/3
    3-4-3
    105
  • 152-L46-HR
    Herd Health

    Students will study the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals, and develop a herd health protocol, including the proper administering techniques for vaccine and antibiotics.

    2
    2-3-1
    75
    152-L46-HR
    2
    2-3-1
    75
  • 152-L47-HR
    Health and Security In A Working Environment

    Students will look at farm safety in their own place of business. Participants will be able to choose methods of organizing safe work places and practices while protecting the environment.

    1 1/3
    2-1-1
    45
    152-L47-HR
    1 1/3
    2-1-1
    45
  • 152-L48-HR
    Farm Forestry Management

    Students will be able to identify the diverse wood species in Quebec bush lots, how to manage these different species in a sustainable way, and successfully market forest products.

    1 2/3
    2-1-2
    45
    152-L48-HR
    1 2/3
    2-1-2
    45
  • 152-L49-HR
    Artificial Insemination

    Students will study bovine reproductive functions and the animal health requirements for breeding, before visiting farms for practical hands on A.I. breeding. Scheduled in Fall to accommodate availability of volunteer cull cows.

    2
    2-2-2
    60
    152-L49-HR
    2
    2-2-2
    60
  • 152-L50-HR
    Alternative Animal Production

    With an ever increasing diversity of domestic farm animals playing a greater role in Quebec agriculture, students will study the economic realities of entering these growing markets. (Alternate Animal Production such as Sheep, Poultry, Venison, Ratites, Fish etc.)

    1 2/3
    2-2-1
    60
    152-L50-HR
    1 2/3
    2-2-1
    60
  • 152-L51-HR
    Farm Practices and the Environment

    This course is designed to show students the close relationship between their farm practices and the environment. Students will be familiar with Quebec farm environmental regulations and how to apply them in a safe and friendly manner.

    1 1/3
    2-1-1
    45
    152-L51-HR
    1 1/3
    2-1-1
    45
  • 650-L05-HR
    Writing and Communications

    With the completion of this course, students will be able to communicate in a professional business manner. Employment interviews, meetings with representatives of financial institutions, and public address will be studied. Writing business letters and proposals will be studied.

    2
    2-1-3
    45
    650-L05-HR
    2
    2-1-3
    45
  • 152-L52-HR
    Agri-Tourism in Quebec
    152-L52-HR
    Agri-Tourism in Quebec
    2 1/3
    2-3-2
    75
    152-L52-HR
    2 1/3
    2-3-2
    75

Fees

Application fee

A fee of $30.00 is paid to SRAM. This fee is non-refundable.

Registration fees

The following registration fees are paid per semester by Quebec residents to The College:

Full-time registration fee*$20.00
Full-time special fees$85.00
Full-time common education fees$25.00
Computer user fee$20.00
Foundation fee (optional)$5.00
Total for Quebec resident =$155.00

Fees are subject to Quebec residency status. Quebec Residency will be checked once students are admitted. For more information on documents required to demonstrate Quebec Residency status please contact Student Services.

*Non-refundable fee

Non-Quebec resident fee

Non-Quebec residents pay a fee of $1,572.00 on top of the standard registration fee. Total registration costs for a non-Quebec resident are: $1,727.00.


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