Agricultural Sciences

General Agriculture - Courses

CAMPUS: Vermilion Campus
General Agriculture students have the option of two streams.

Students are required to choose either Animal Science or Crop concentration:
Animal Science Concentration CREDITS
AE 202 Business Records and Reporting 3
This class is designed so students will have an understanding of the key accounting and financial concepts related to their agriculture operations. A computerized accounting system is introduced and utilized for data entry and financial statement preparation. Prerequisites: None.
AN 110 Introduction to Animal Sciences 3
This course will introduce students to the various meat species and associated production practices in the animal industry from Canada, as well as world-wide agriculture.
AN 124 Animal Anatomy and Physiology 3
Covers gross and functional anatomy and physiology of farmed livestock species, using systems approach, to assist with understanding how animals work, move, heal, and live.
AN 133 Animal Handling, Welfare and Ethics 3
This course is an introduction to livestock handling and restraint.  Efficient and low-stress handling techniques are presented and demonstrated to promote safety of both the handler and livestock.  Students are required to work with herds and flocks during the lab sessions to gain confidence and proficiency.  Along with discussions on the responsibilities of livestock care providers, the topic of animal welfare is introduced and current issues are debated in class.  Welfare and ethics discussions focus on production issues, but may also include the recreation, research, draft and companion animal industries.
AN 212 Applied Livestock Nutrition 3
Investigate principles of nutrition for large animals. Each nutrient class discussed in relation to function, deficiency and requirements in the body. Nutrient requirements for maintenance, growth, and production applied through formulation of diets for beef, dairy, swine, and horses. Work through practical feeding programs based on economics and available feeds.
AN 265 Introduction to Student Managed Farm 3
Businesses rely on teamwork and leadership to succeed.  This course explores leadership and team work theories and students have an opportunity to put the theories into action with group work.  Students also gain insight in their personality style, their strengths and weaknesses and to effectively work with those of different personalities.
CO 141 Effective Communications and Computer Applications 3
This is a course in oral and written communication as it relates to the agricultural community. Assignments focus on agricultural topics, employment issues, and interview skills. Assignments are related to activities students may encounter when they are part of the agricultural community.  Labs focus on computer skills related to Microsoft Office and other software applications. 
MA 100 Applied Problem Solving 3
Topics include basic arithmetic concepts and basic algebra.
VE 102 Introduction to Diseases and Treatments 3
Introduces causes of diseases in farm animals, including infectious disease transmission, clinical signs, and control. Fundamentals of immunology, vaccination, and general maintenance of health emphasized. Basic pharmacological principles, drug administration, and selected pharmaceuticals covered. Emphasis on correct handling and administration of drugs including drug safety and withdrawal times. Intended to provide current information regarding recognition and prevention of common diseases of farm livestock with major emphasis on cattle (beef and dairy) and minor emphasis on sheep, swine and horses. Common farm animal diseases examined including initiating causes, clinical signs, treatment and prevention.
Crop Concentration CREDITS
AE 100 Economic Forces in Agriculture 3
Deal with economic principles underlying production, markets, and the national economy. Agricultural examples used.
AE 101 Student Managed Farm I 3
This course introduces the student to the Lakeland College Student Managed Farm and Crop Technology Practicum.  It provides students with basic principles of working in groups in a business environment, and introduces students to some basic professionalism skills. The course also introduces students to field reporting software and more complex Excel computing problem solving. 
AE 202 Business Records and Reporting 3
This class is designed so students will have an understanding of the key accounting and financial concepts related to their agriculture operations. A computerized accounting system is introduced and utilized for data entry and financial statement preparation. Prerequisites: None.
AE 300 Grain, Oilseeds and Pulse Crop Marketing 3
Provides in-depth analysis of pricing and delivery options available to the farm manager. Learn how to analyze grain, oilseed, and pulse crop markets. Prerequisites: AE 100 or EC 111 and EC 211.
CO 138 Agricultural Communications and Computer Applications 3
Oral and written communication relating to the agricultural community. Oral assignments focus on program specific topics, employment issues and interview skills. Written assignments, all program specific, focus on literature searches, resumes, business letters and report writing.
CR 160 Plant Science and Field Crops 3
Introduction to basic plant botany and production of grain and oilseed crops in western Canada. Study plant physiology, major plant parts and their role in plant growth and development. Discover major growth factors for crops on the prairies and how they can affect these crops. Combined with specific best practices for major grain and oilseed crops of Western Canada.
CR 242 Weed and Herbicide Management 3
Weed biology, ecology and identification. Cultural, biological and chemical management practices discussed. Chemical make-up, mode of action and safe handling of herbicides included.
MR 112 Tillage and Direct Seeding Systems 3
This course covers the related areas of tillage, seeding and fertilizing equipment. Emphasis is placed on systems common to the Western Canadian prairies. Skills are implemented to assist decision-making and problem-solving in common agricultural production situations. Course topics are studied in the classroom, the shop, and in the field if the season permits.
MR 142 Pesticide Application Technologies 3
Provide in-depth study of pesticide spray application equipment commonly used on prairie grain farms. Pesticide legislation, safety, health and environmental considerations covered to assist those interested in pursuing a provincial pesticide applicators license. Application accuracy and efficiency are emphasized, as is safe and responsible use.
SO 102 Soil Science 3
Study basic physical, chemical and biological properties of soils to understand how soils function as a growth medium in agriculture. Soil Orders of the Canadian System of Soil Classification relevant to field crop production in Western Canada reviewed.
​If you are in the animal science stream you must also choose at least one of these electives.
Animal Science Electives: CREDITS
AN 330 Dairy Cattle Production 3
This course is a detailed study of dairy cattle: anatomy of the udder, physiology of milk production, equipment, dairy diseases, record keeping, young stock management, reproduction, dairy herd improvement, sanitation and economics.
AN 335 Sheep Production Management 3
This course is a practical study of sheep management including breeding stock selection, marketing, feeding, housing, and predator control.  Students gain experience by working with the farm flock.  Field trips to sheep producers in the area may be taken if time permits.
RF 140 Beef Production 3
This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the beef industry in Canada.  The main focus of the course is on be cow-calf and feedlot operations.  Topic include cattle types, animal handling facilities, feed management, seasonal activities, genetics and breeding programs, economics, and marketing.  Emphasis is placed on knowledge for employment and enterprise management decision-making.
What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree