There is no deadline for applications. High-school students may register throughout the year.
The Green Certificate Program provides trainees 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 that could lead to a career in agriculture or agri-business.
Students learn on the worksite, under the direction of experienced farm personnel and under the supervision and administration of their high school’s Off-Campus Education Coordinator and their Green Certificate Regional Coordinator. The Green Certificate Program oversees all aspects of program delivery.
Areas of specialization
Trainees select one of the specializations and, under the guidance of their trainer, work towards mastering all skills within their training program:
- Beekeeper production
- Cow calf beef production
- Dairy production
- Equine production
- Feedlot beef production
- Field crop production
- Greenhouse production
- Irrigated field crop production
- Poultry Production
- Sheep production
- Swine production
High school students should contact their school's off-campus education coordinator or career councillor directly to indicate their interest in taking the Green Certificate Program. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and in at least Grade 10 to apply.
If you are in 4-H, you may want to inform your leader that you are enrolled in Green Certificate so they can register you for the Green Certificate 4-H Project in the fall.
Off-Campus Education Coordinators or those interested in becoming a trainee, trainer or tester can contact their Green Certificate regional coordinator.
Region 1 – South – Lethbridge College
Region 2 – Central – Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Region 3 – North East – Lakeland College
Region 4 – North West – Lakeland College
Region 5 – Peace Region – Northwestern Polytechnic
- Green Certificate – Senior High Programs of Study (Alberta Education)
- Off-Campus Education Handbook (Alberta Education)
- AgSafe Alberta Society
- Green Certificate Information Network Application (GINA)
- Green Certificate Program Operational Policies (PDF, 237 KB)
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