Green Certificate

Green Certificate


The Green Certificate Program provides students with opportunities to enter a variety of agriculture-related, structured learning pathways as a part of their senior high school program and to earn up to 16 Grade 12 diploma credits and a credential leading to a career in agribusiness. Students learn on the job, under the direction of experienced farm personnel.


What is it?

Students learn on the job, under the direction of experienced farm personnel. Trainees select one of the specializations and under the guidance of their own trainer, work towards mastering all skills within their training program including:

● Beekeeper

● Cow Calf Beef

● Dairy

● Equine

● Feedlot Beef

● Field Crop

● Greenhouse

● Irrigated Field Crop

● Poultry – Broiler Chicken

● Poultry – Hatching Egg

● Poultry – Table Egg

● Poultry – Turkey

● Sheep

● Swine


What are the benefits?

● Earn up to (16) Grade 12 diploma credits per specialization completed

● Have fun learning more about agriculture in a practical, hands-on environment

● Increase your knowledge and skill level and gain valuable work experience Reach further educational goals; many post-secondary agricultural institutions and scholarship programs look favorably upon Green Certificate involvement

● Explore career options in the agriculture industry

● Earn recognition for what you can already do on the farm

● Learn more about crops or animals, agriculture, machinery, and farming operations

● Include the experience and training on your resume and add the certificate of completion to your portfolio


How does it work?


The prerequisites and process for registering in the Green Certificate are:

● 15 years of age

● Enrolled in Grades 10, 11 or 12

● Complete AGR3000 - pre-requisite Farm Safety Course

● Arrange your training site and the participation of a trainer who will work with you

● Meet with your Off-Campus Coordinator and complete the registration form

● Attend an induction meeting over Zoom hosted by the Olds Regional Coordinator (student & parent/guardian)

● Develop a training plan with your trainer and train on all the skills in the book. Perform on-farm tests of skill competencies and attend certification tests at a regional test centre when scheduled


Learn more:

● Olds College of Technology and Agriculture -

● Green Certificate Info Sheet

● Green Certificate Frequently Asked Questions

●  4-H and Green Certificate


Contact your school Guidance Counsellor, Administrator, or Off-Campus Coordinator if you are interested in the Green Certificate program.

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