University of Guelph 1999-2000 Diploma Program Calendar

X--Associate Diploma Programs

Associate Diploma in Agriculture

This program provides a practical, skills-oriented approach to agricultural production systems and affords its students an opportunity to improve their business and managerial skills. Diploma in Agriculture students integrate practical experience in agricultural production with the technical and scientific information that is required to successfully operate modern food production enterprises. Business management, computer skills, and problem solving activities provide students with the abilities they require as self-employed managers of production systems, and as technical/sales employees of agri-business firms, commodity boards, and other agencies related to the agri-food system.

All colleges offer a general program that includes the core course requirements for the Diploma supplemented with elective courses with specialization in particular areas of study available as shown in the table. Students at all colleges are encouraged to consider moving to one of the other colleges for one or two semesters of study. Students at all colleges have access to the general curriculum and students at each college receive the same diploma at graduation. Semester 3 is normally the best semester to study at another college, particularly if it has a specialization and additional courses in which a student is interested. Students will be encouraged to consider these intercollege transfer opportunities with their faculty advisors.

Areas of Study

A: Alfred (French Language); G: Guelph; K: Kemptville; R:Ridgetown

Animal Production, Business and Field Crops X X X X
Fruit and Vegetable Crops X X
International Development X

Required Courses

Fall Semester 1

DAGR*1000 [0.50] Livestock Systems
DAGR*1200 [0.50] Applied Plant Science
DAGR*1300 [0.50] Soil Principles
DAGR*1350 [0.50] Agricultural Mechanization and Safety
DAGR*1600 [0.50] Applied Mathematics **
DAGR*1610 [0.50] Computer Applications *,**
REG*0900 [0.00] Director's Hour (Guelph only)

Winter Semester 2

DAGR*2100 [0.50] Marketing and Policy
DAGR*2110 [0.50] Business Accounting
DAGR*2600 [0.50] Communication Skills **
1.50 elective credits

*students at Guelph substitute CIS*1000

**students may be exempted in one or more of DAGR*1600, DAGR*1610 and DAGR*2600 based on successful completion of challenge examination(s). Each exempted course must be replaced with a free elective or an Independent Study course. Students who have a credit in Mathematics or English (or French at Alfred) at the OAC level will automatically be granted an exemption in DAGR*1600 and/or DAGR*2600.

NOTE: At some locations DAGR*1350 may be scheduled in semester two and DAGR*2600 may be scheduled in semester one to accommodate faculty and/or physical resource availability; DAGR*1600 and DAGR*1610 may be scheduled both F and W at some locations to accommodate the need for laboratory facilities.

Fall Semester 3

DAGR*3100 [0.50] Business Management
DAGR*3600 [0.50] Food Systems
2.00 elective credits

Winter Semester 4

DAGR*4600 [0.50] Human Resource Management
DAGR*4610 [0.50] Business Project
DAGR*4620 [0.50] Farm Project
2.00 elective credits

Agriculture - Electives

Agriculture students must take at least 5.50 elective credits, 3.00 of which may be from programs other than Agriculture.

Some electives are offered subject to a minimum enrolment. Some DAGR*XXXX electives are common to several diploma programs.

Students may choose one experiential education course as an elective, preferably to be started in the summer before their third academic semester. See the course description for DAGR*3510.





1999-2000 Diploma Program Calendar
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