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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.

Progra​m 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 Eligib​​ility

Open to CBE high school student 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


  • The course is asynchronous, so students will not need to adjust their timetable. However, this is a rigorous post-secondary course and is the equivalent of one, 5 credit semester course.
  • Students must submit a Personal Learning Schedule (see application checklist for details) to support the minimum of 6 hours of course work per week.
  • Students will be expected to communicate with both their supervising teacher and Olds College instructor on a regular basis. 

Program Deliv​ery a​​nd 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 D​​ates

  • Semester 2 - February to May 2023​​
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) you are interested in applying for
    2. Review program choice with School Off-Campus Coordinator/Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Information Sessions either before or after you apply for the program(s) to ensure the program is a good fit for you
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package.
    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 to complete your application with signatures from all parties
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf

    All applications must be received on or before Monday, November 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM. An application does not guarantee a seat in the program

    Applications are now closed.

    ​Unique Pathways invites students and guardians to save the date for an Information Sessions regarding details of your program(s) of interest. Follow the link to find out meeting dates, times and a link to the online Information Session.

  • Program Partner​

    Olds College
  • Application D​eadline:

    Application deadline for Winter (Semester 2) courses is November 20, 2023

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