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 leading to a career in agribusiness.
Students learn on the job, under the direction of experienced farm personnel and under the supervision and administration of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) and Alberta Education.
Trainees select one of the specializations and under the guidance of their trainer, work towards mastering all skills within their training program:
- Beekeeper production (PDF, 35 KB)
- Cow calf beef production (PDF, 35 KB)
- Dairy production (PDF, 30 KB)
- Equine production (PDF, 62 KB)
- Feedlot beef production (PDF, 34 KB)
- Field crop production (PDF, 60 KB)
- Greenhouse production (PDF, 63 KB)
- Irrigated field crop production (PDF, 63 KB)
- Poultry Production
- Sheep production (PDF, 31 KB)
- Swine production (PDF, 36 KB)
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, and should read the Green Certificate Program guidelines (PDF, 59 KB). 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.
Coordinators, trainers and testers
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
3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 1L6
Phone: 403-320-3202 ext. 5234
Region 2 - Central - Olds College
4500 50 Street
Olds, Alberta T4H 1R6
Region 3 - North East - Lakeland College
5707 College Drive
Vermilion, Alberta T9X 1K5
Region 4 - North Central/West - Lakeland College
RR#1 Site 2 Box 38
Dapp, Alberta T0G 0S0
Region 5 - Peace Region - Grande Prairie Regional College
(Fairview College Campus)
Fairview, Alberta T0H 1L0