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Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - Producing Horticulture Crops

Dual Credit - Producing Horticulture Crops


Producing Horticulture Crops (HRT1700) provides an introduction to horticulture crop production opportunities, including producing food crops in a modified environment, examining the tools and equipment used in the industry, and developing a land use plan for a horticulture crop production business. 

Participation in this course could lead to the following career pathways:

  • Horticulture Technician
  • Horticulture Technologist
  • Crop Management

See example course outl​ine and the Olds College Dual Credit Student Tip ​Sheetfor information about being a Olds Dual Credit student.

Program Benefits

  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while in high school
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions  
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and experience post-secondary learning 
  • Taught by an experienced instructor who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways

  • 5 Cre​​dits, 30 ​le​​​vel CTS
    3​ post-secondary credits

Student Eligibility

Open to CBE high school students who:

  • Are in grades 11 or 12 during the program
  • Have a strong interest to explore a pathway in natural sciences
  • Are excited about taking a post-secondary course through an online environment
  • have completed the following pre-requisite courses:
    • ELA 10-1 or ELA 10-2 (minimum 65%)
    • Science 10

Program Delivery and Location

  • This course is delivered fully online and the learning is asynchronous:
    • students learn on their own schedule, accessing the lectures and reading materials independently, however
    • students must meet all course assignment, quiz and test deadlines

Program Dates​​

  • Semester 2 - February to May 2023​​
  • Considerations

    • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
    • Students must be registered as a full-time student, taking at least one course at their home high school each semester(work experience excluded).
    • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and course instructor regularly.
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.
  • Program Partner​

    Olds College
  • Application Deadline:​​

    Applications for Winter 2025 are not yet available. Please check back in Fall 2024.​

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