University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar

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XIII--Associate Diploma


Associate Diploma in Agriculture

Common Curriculum

Semester 1

01-010 Field Studies (1)
10-014 Science of Animal Production (5)
OR
27-100 Introduction to Computer Applications (5)
34-018 Chemical Safety and Pest Management
37-013 Written Communications (or an elective) (2)
63-010 Mathematics for Agriculture (or an elective) (3)
83-014 Principles of Field Crop Production (4)
OR
83-015 Principles of Horticultural Crop Production. (4)
  1. 01-010 acquaints students with agricultural and related industry operations and compliments other first year courses. This course should provide an opportunity for students to practice their written communication skills (coordinated with 37-013.
  2. Students having an average of 70% or higher in the English Ontario Academic Credit (OAC), or those demonstrating satisfactory performance on a diagnostic test, will be granted an exemption from 37-013. Those granted this ememption will be required to take an elective course.
  3. Students having a credit in an OAC Mathematics will be granted an ememption from 63-010. Another elective course should be taken by students exempted from 63-010. Independent Studies Math. #209, providing a final grade of 70% or higher is attained, is considered equivalent to 63-010.
  4. Farm Operators and Managers Division take 83-014; Horticultural Division take 83-015, Agribusiness Division must take either one. Students without chemistry proficiency will be expected to complete modules on this subject in these courses.
  5. Agribusiness Division and Farm Operators and Managers Division take 10-014 ; Horticulture Division take 27-100.

Agribusiness

Division

Semester 2
02-032 Financial Accounting
27-100 Introduction to Computer Applications
37-016 Oral Communication
87-012 Principles of Managing Soils
Two electives
Semester 3
01-020 Agricultural Field Studies
OR
01-030 Horticultural Field Studies
02-021 Agricultural Marketing and Policy
02-023 Management Principles
02-027 Business Marketing
Two electives
Semester 4
02 028 Sales and Sales Management
02-038 Business Finance
02-040 Commodity Marketing Senior Project
38-040 Leadership Skills Development
Two electives

Farm Operators and Managers

Division

Semester 2
02-032 Financial Accounting
27-100 Introduction to Computer Applications
37-016 Oral Communication
87-012 Principles of Managing Soils
Two electives or restricted electives.
Semester 3
01-020 Agricultural Field Studies
02-023 Management Principles
Four electives or restricted electives.
Semester 4
02-043 Farm Management Senior Project
38-040 Leadership Skills Development
Four electives or restricted electives
Restricted Electives
At least one of:
05-015 Applied Engineering in Agribusiness
05-027 Planning Farm Buildings
05-039 Field Mechanization
05-049 Equipment and Controls
At least one of:
10-012 Dairy Production
10-040 Swine Production
10-045 Poultry Production
10-056 Beef Production
10-233 Introduction to the Horse Industry
10-343 Sheep Production
At least one of:
29-021 Forage Crops
29-022 Grain and Oilseed Crops
53-026 Vegetable Production
53-039 Fruit Production
At least one of:
29-023 Weeds and Weed Control
34-204 Biology of Plant Pests
34-321 Plant Pathology *
81-020 Animal Health
* 70% average is required in previous Associate Diploma semesters.
Suggested Electives
02-021 Agricultural Marketing and Policy
02-040 Commodity Marketing Senior Project

Horticulture

Division

Semester 2
02-032 Financial Accounting
37-016 Oral Communication
53-030 Plant Propagation
87-012 Principles of Managing Soils
Two electives or restricted electives

Semester 3
01-030 Horticultural Field Studies
Five electives or restricted electives
Semester 4
38-040 Leadership Skills Development
One of:
02 028 Sales and Sales Management
02-043 Farm Management Senior Project
53-046 Horticulture Senior Project
Four electives or restricted electives
Restricted electives
At least one of:
02-023 Management Principles
02-027 Business Marketing
At least three of:
53-024 Turf Production and Management
53-026 Vegetable Production
53-032 Post Harvest Handling and Storage
53-033 Nursery Production and Arboriculture
53-034 Greenhouse Management and Crop Production
53-039 Fruit Production
53-045 Landscape Plants
59-020 Residential Garden Design
59-024 Site Design and Construction
At least one of:
29-023 Weeds and Weed Control
34-031 Turf and Landscape Plant Protection
34-204 Biology of Plant Pests
34-321 Plant Pathology *
*70% average is required in previous Associate Diploma semesters.
At least one of :
05-015 Applied Engineering in Agribusiness
05-027 Planning Farm Buildings
05-039 Field Mechanization
05-049 Equipment and Controls
87-022 Land and Water Resources
Suggested Electives
34-012 Forestry
59-020 Residential Garden Design

Horticulture (Co-op)

Division

The schedule of courses will be the same as that proposed for the Horticulture Division with the exception of the third and fourth semester. In the latter cases, the course opportunities will be the same except that the sequence of third and fourth semester courses will be reversed for the Co-op students.

Winter Semester 2
Same as Horticulture Semester 2
Spring Semester
Co-op I
Fall Semester
Co-op II
Winter Semester 3
Same as Horticulture Semester 4
Spring Semester
Co-op III
Fall Semester 4
Same as Horticulture Semester 3

Electives

A student in semester 2 or higher must take the stated number of electives. However, in special cases at the director's discretion, a student may be allowed to take up to 2 additional electives. All electives selected become an integral part of the student's program and are subject to the academic conditions of the program.

Electives which are offered and are not listed as core requirements in the previous schedule include:

Fall

10-040 Swine Production
10-233 Introduction to the Horse Industry
34-012 Forestry
38-020 Rural Society
42-215 Introduction to Nutritional and Food Sciences
53-033 Nursery Production and Arboriculture
53-039 Fruit Production
53-045 Landscape Plants
59-024 Site Design and Construction

Winter

10-045 Poultry Production
34-021 Apiary Management
42-215 Introduction to Nutritional and Food Sciences
53-024 Turf Production and Management
53-032 Post Harvest Handling and Storage
53-034 Greenhouse Management and Crop Production
59-020 Residential Garden Design
81-020 Animal Health
87-022 Land and Water Resources

Degree Courses As Electives

The following courses are available to students who have an average of 70% or higher in previous semesters as electives toward their diploma.

10-220 Principles of Aquaculture
10-337 Advanced Horse Production
10-445 Animal Science Research Project I
29-228 Crops in Land Reclamation
34-204 Biology of Plant Pests
34-321 Plant Pathology
42-201 Principles of Food Science
42-215 Introduction to Nutritional and Food Sciences
53-301 Annual, Perennial and Indoor Plants - Identification and Use
53-322 Turf Management
53-334 Culture of Plants
53-425 Nursery Production
87-409 Soil Management

The following courses are available to students as electives toward their diploma but subject to the approval of the director.

10-233 Introduction to the Horse Industry
10-343 Sheep Production

Students are advised to check whether these additional courses can be timetabled with diploma selections.

Students who have successfully completed semester 1 and 2 of the Associate Diploma program with a cumulative average of 70% or better may substitute 3 courses in each of semesters 3 and 4 as follows:

Semester 3
19-106 Introductory Chemistry
58-150 Introduction to Higher Learning
One elective degree course.
Three Associate Diploma courses as recommended by the division.
Semester 4
01-125 Agrifood System Trends and Issues
Two elective degree courses.
Three Associate Diploma courses as recommended for the division.

Approval to select degree courses in semesters 3 and 4 must be obtained from the director or the program counsellor of the Associate Diploma in Agriculture program.


1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
XIII--Associate Diploma
Associate Diploma in Agriculture
The Two-Year Program

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