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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

  • Cre​​dits- 5, 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

    • 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!
  • Program Partner​

    Olds College
  • Application D​eadline:

    The application deadline for February 2023 has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordi​nator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!

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