These two-year programs provide a blend of theoretical and practical learning designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers related to food, agriculture, communities and the environment. All programs provide courses in applied science, business management, production and marketing. Diploma programs are provided in English at the main campus in Guelph and at regional campuses in Kemptville and Ridgetown, and in French at the regional campus in Alfred.
Specific diploma programs offered at more than one campus have standardized core curricula to ensure common standards are maintained. Common core courses are supplemented with electives at all campuses with specific regional specializations. Students may elect to spend a semester (or more) at a different location to access special electives, or to access degree courses at the University.
The following associate diplomas programs are available: