Western Ranch & Cow Horse – Certificate – Vermilion Campus

Admission Requirements

High school diploma with a minimum 50% in:
  • English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2
  • Math 20-1/Math 20-2
  • Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20 or Science 20
  • Applicants meeting the above admission requirements will be asked to provide a video demonstrating their riding skills. This will be used to help you select a suitable horse (You are required to supply your own horse to use duing the program).

If you didn’t graduate from an Alberta high school, please refer to the English, math and science provincial subject equivalencies. If you don’t meet the admission requirements, please refer to special admissions.


At the discretion of the chair of agricultural sciences, high school credits from the Green Certificate program may be used to meet certain deficiencies in admission requirements. Please arrange for an appointment to determine if you are eligible. Call toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8527 (direct in Vermilion 780 853 8527).

Note: Students are required to supply their own tack and horse, preferably a three or four year-old stock horse gelding. Program staff may assist you in selecting a suitable horse.

Graduation Requirements

Students successfully completing the requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 will be awarded a Certificate in Western Ranch and Cow Horse.


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