Lakeland College

Crop Technology

Program Information

School:Lakeland College
Faculty:Agricultural Sciences
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Crop Production
Description:Crop production and marketing is now a sophisticated industry that demands strong skills and knowledge of agronomy, grain production, precision farming, and agribusiness management. As a member of the crop team of the Student Managed Farm (SMF) - Powered by New Holand you will be responsible for cropping, harvesting and marketing decisions. You'll be in a conventional classroom learning theory, but the SMF is your real world, hands-on classroom where you'll put theory into practice learning how to manage a profitable farm through: cropping recommendation; planning crop and herbicide rotations; selecting and operating machinery; marketing cereal, oilseed and specialty crops for maximum profitability; and using current GPS and GIS technologies to apply precision farming techniques.

Your business training will teach you how to manage either farm finances or a retail agriculture business. In your 2nd year, you and your classmates run the farm from specific positions such as marketing manager. At the end of the school year, you’ll report on how your year went.
URL:Crop Technology at Lakeland College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,396

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.
Scholarships:5

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Science  or  Grade11 Biology  or  Grade11 Chemistry  or  Grade11 Physics 

Applicants are required to have a high school diploma with a minimum 50% in: English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2; Math 20-1 or Math 20-2; and one of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20 or Science 20.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]

Lakeland College classes are taught in English, so you'll need adequate written and oral English skills to be admitted to one of our programs regardless of your citizenship status or country of origin. If English is your second language, you must show English proficiency through one of the following: 1. Meeting program admission requirements, 2. Admission by special status, or 3. An acceptable score on one of: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - minimum of 86 on the iBT exam and a minimum score of 21 in each of the four tested areas. If your program requires spoken language proficiency you will need a minimum of 26 points in the speaking component; IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - minimum score of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 on each band score; CAEL (Canadian Assessment of English Language) - minimum score of 60 overall with at least 60 on each band score; MELAB (Michigan English Assessment Battery) - minimum score of 80 with no component less than 76. Must include the speaking test.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 20, 2016