Exploring Career Choices
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
course outline and the Olds College
Dual Credit Student Tip Sheetfor information about being a Olds Dual Credit student.
- 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
Credits- 5, 30 level CTS
3 post-secondary credits
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 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
- Semester 2 - February to May 2023
How to Apply
- The application deadline for February 2023 programming has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!
- Applications for Summer and Fall 2023 programs will be posted in Spring 2023 – check back often!
The application deadline for February 2023 has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!