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Diploma Farm Management Technology

Offered by: Agricultural & Env.Sc.-Dean     Degree: Farm Management Technology

Program Requirements

This three-year academic and practical program is offered on the Macdonald campus and taught by the staff of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of McGill University. The program is funded by the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec and authorized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie (MESRST).

The educational goals of the program are:

1. to make our graduates competent in the exercise of their profession;
2. to help the student's integration into professional life;
3. to foster professional mobility;
4. to foster a need for continual development of professional knowledge.

Program Overview

Six academic terms are spent on the Macdonald Campus studying a sequence of courses in soil, plant science, animal science, engineering, economics, and management. The first summer of the program includes a 13-week internship on an agricultural enterprise other than the home farm, or an agricultural business where the student learns the many skills and encounters the many problems related to modern commercial agriculture. Students prepare for their Enterprise internship during both academic semesters of Year 1 through two Farm Practice courses.

During the second summer, students are registered in Entrepreneurship 1, which involves agricultural enterprises. The students will be responsible for data collection to be used in their Farm Project and the Nutrient Management Plan 2 when they return to campus for the Fall semester. The internships and practicums will enable the students to relate their academic work to the reality of farming and the agri-food sector.

Finally, courses in English, Français, Humanities, Physical Education, and two complementary courses taken during the program will entitle the student to receive a Diplôme d'études collégiales (DEC) from the MESRST. Students will also receive a certification from Macdonald campus stating that they have successfully completed the requirements of the Farm Management and Technology program.

Program Outline

Administrative Unit

  • FMTP 001 Farm Practice 1 (152-001-MC) (1.33 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : This course combines classroom activities and a one-week internship on a farm to allow students to understand the workplace functions of a farm manager as well as the conditions under which they are exercised. Students are are introduced to the available sources of information on the workplace functions of the farm manager. Additionally, they collect pertinent information in the workplace during their internship. Students outline the workplace characteristics of the farm manager while recognizing the potential for entrepreneurial initiatives in this sector of activity.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Fall)

    • (152-001-MC)
    • (1-2-1)
  • FMTP 007 Health and Farm Safety (152-007-MC) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Students will learn the basics of safe livestock handling techniques, livestock psychology and designing livestock handling systems. Students will also be introduced to the danger of livestock zoonoses, dangerous gases and potential danger of agricultural noise and machinery. Included in the course is also a first-aid and CPR training aimed particularly at the farming environment. Real or fictitious cases, measurement tools, safety kits, relevant documentation, product labels, environmental, health and safety regulations and rules will be used.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Winter)

    • (152-007-MC)
    • (2-2-2)
  • FMTP 011 Farm Practice 2 (152-011-MC) (1.33 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : This course is the first part of a process by which students analyze the tasks and operations that are related to the workplace functions of the farm manager and establish the relationships with the critical skills and knowledge required for their successful completion. Classroom activities and a one-week internship on a farm other than the home farm give the students the opportunity to examine a and observe the operations that are normally undertaken by farm managers during the winter months. Students identify and report on the conditions under which the operations are executed and determine the performance criteria used for each task associated with the workplace functions. They evaluate the relative importance of each task in the work process.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Winter)

    • (152-011-MC)
    • (1-2-1)
  • FMTP 036 Enterprise Internship (152-036-MC) (6 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Students undertake a 13-week summer internship on the agricultural enterprise selected in Farm Practice 2. During the stage students analyze the tasks and management operations that are a function of the agricultural enterprise manager. Students, by working, completing the tasks and asking questions, establish the relationships between the critical skills and knowledge required for successful execution of the various tasks and the position of each task within the overall management of the enterprise. They will identify the conditions under which the operations are executed and determine the performance criteria used for each operation. Students report on their experience in writing during the summer and during a formal presentation to the class upon their return.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Fall)

    • (152-036-MC)
    • (1-13-4)
  • FMTP 037 Entrepreneurship 1 (152-037-MC) (2.33 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : This course is the second summer internship of the three-year program. Students, with the skills and knowledge they have obtained in two-years of study, analyze the management practices, human resources, business operations and future potential or expansion of the home agricultural enterprise or another agricultural enterprise. The 13-week summer internship allows the student to further develop analytical and managerial skills and recognize the potential of the enterprise for entrepreneurial initiatives. Students report on their experience in writing during the summer.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Fall)

    • (152-037-MC)
    • (1-5-1)

Bioresource Engineering

  • FMTP 003 Soil Preparation (152-003-MC) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : In this course students will acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for preparing a soil for seeding. This is done by studying soil characteristics, equipment design, common tillage systems and by extensive practical sessions with different tillage equipment. The students will also have to demonstrate an accurate and ever-present knowledge of the safety rules that apply on the farm and on the road.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Peter Enright, Serge Lussier, Caroline B Begg (Fall)

    • (152-003-MC)
    • (1-3-2)
  • FMTP 004 Microcomputing (152-004-MC) (1.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : This is a beginner-level computing course designed to introduce micro-computers to our students. The course will start by introducing various elementary computer concepts, terminologies and hardware configurations. The student will then be exposed to the most popular aspects of modern computing e-mail and the Internet. To guarantee that technological edge, software of direct importance to the farming industry will be presented later in the semester. The labs will complement the course material by giving hands-on experience. The course content includes: various farm uses an abuses of computers; hardware basics; introduction to DOS (minimal); Windows and accessory programs (Notepad, Wordpad); McGill online services (McGill Library Access, MUSE PERUSE); viruses and other computer diseases; file encoding and encryption; Internet use (e-mail, web searching, FTP), word/text processing (MS Word 2003), electronic spreadsheets (Excel 2003), computer graphics (PowerPoint 2003 and Paintshop Pro).

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Pascal Theriault (Fall)

    • (152-004-MC)
    • (1-2-2)
  • FMTP 014 Machinery Management (152-014-MC) (1.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Students will learn how to make the management decisions involved with the machinery fleet of an agricultural enterprise. These decisions will include initial selection of machines, systematic evaluation of individual machines and machine replacement. Decisions will involve field capacity and economic considerations within the context of the agricultural enterprise.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Marc-Andre Isabelle (Fall)

    • (152-014-MC)
    • (2-2-1)
  • FMTP 018 Building Maintenance (152-018-MC) (1.33 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Students will learn how to maintain agricultural structures. They will learn how to develop a regular maintenance program for residential and production buildings. They will learn skills needed to perform basic repair maintenance of buildings such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and the use of power tools. The students will learn how to keep good maintenance records and also learn about the properties of materials related to agricultural structure maintenance.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Marc-Andre Isabelle (Winter)

    • (152-018-MC)
    • (1-2-1)
  • FMTP 019 Tools & Machinery Maintenance (152-019-MC) (1.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Students will learn how to maintain hand tools and agricultural machinery. They will learn to develop a regular maintenance program,design and equip a maintenance workshop, as well as plan for machinery storage.They will learn basic repair and maintenance skills such as: electric and gas welding, cold and hot metal working, and performing cleaning and lubrication of machine components.The students will also learn about properties of materials which are used in agricultural applications.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Marc-Andre Isabelle (Winter)

    • (052-019-MC)
    • (1-3-1)
  • FMTP 021 Water and Soil Conservation (152-021-MC) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Students will apply principles of soil and water conservation. The nature of the hydrologic cycle, and the needs for soil and water conservation in eastern Canada will be examined. Surface drainage systems (grassed waterways, surface inlets) and water table management systems (subsurface drainage, control structures,and sub-irrigation) will be covered. The causes of soil degradation through compaction, wind erosion, water erosion, soil acidification, organic matter losses and the appropriate corrective action will be examined. The costs associated with soil degradation and remedial actions will be covered. The course uses engineering plans, provincial recommendations, and real situations.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Peter Enright (Fall)

    • (152-021-MC)
    • (2-2-2)
  • FMTP 024 Farm Building Planning (152-024-MC) (1.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Students will acquire the skills necessary to plan the future development of their farm yard and agricultural buildings. They will study techniques for analyzing the suitability of the current buildings, the current and future needs of the enterprise and the relevant environmental legislation and zoning laws. Students will learn to use building and site plans, as well as acquire a basic knowledge of engineering design.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Peter Enright (Winter)

    • (152-024-MC)
    • (2-1-2)
  • FMTP 027 Precision Farming (152-027-MC) (1.33 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Students will be introduced to the basic elements of precision farming, including Global Positioning Systems and yield monitors, soil sampling strategies, remotely sensed data, Geographic Information Systems and variable rate technologies. Using real case studies and common software, students will learn to develop and analyze maps of yields and soil properties, diagnose the causes of yield variability, develop appropriate intervention strategies, and assess the potential cost implications for their farms.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Viacheslav Adamchuk (Winter)

    • (152-027-MC)
    • (2-1-1)

Agricultural Economics

  • FMTP 002 Introduction to Economics (152-002-MC) (1.33 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : At the end of this course, students will understand and be able to apply basic microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts along with understanding the general area of farm management. Microeconomics topics will include the decision making process of the firm, the introduction of economic theory, specifically the development of demand and supply theories and how price determination is establish under different market structures. The concept of marginal economics, profit maximization, elasticity and the marginal rate of substitution will be covered. Finally students will be exposed to macroeconomic topics which will encompass unemployment, changes in bank rates, exchange rates, gross domestic product, consumer price index and the balance of trade. Special emphasis will be given to agricultural commodities and how economic theory applies to them.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Pascal Theriault (Fall)

    • (152-002-MC)
    • (2-1-1)
  • FMTP 025 Farm Project (152-025-MC) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : In this course each students will prepare a farm business plan. The students will put into use the skills they have acquired through their first five semesters and apply them to an actual farming situation. The plan will be on an existing agricultural enterprise of their choice and must include all considerations of the farming business, production as well as financial. The plan must cover a period of not less than five years. An oral presentation and a comprehensive written report will be submitted on their farm project.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Pascal Theriault (Winter)

    • (152-025-MC)
    • (2-2-2)
  • FMTP 038 Financial and Managerial Accounting (152-038-MC) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : This course will introduce the students to the fundamentals of accounting with specific reference to farm operations. It will also present the necessary tools for the development of an adequate record-keeping system for a farm business operation and give the students the necessary skills to prepare financial statements. In addition, students will be able to handle the daily administrative business responsibilities of a farm manager/operator. This includes monitoring resources such as taking care of banking functions, invoice payment and filing, choosing suppliers & business insurance along with keeping track of stocks and inventories. The use of computer software will be employed to facilitate accounting and administrative functions.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Pascal Theriault (Fall)

    • (152-038-MC)
    • (2-2-2)
  • FMTP 039 Agri-Marketing (152-039-MC) (1.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : The goal of this course is to improve students' skills needed for marketing agricultural products and services. This course covers all types of marketing, from direct sales and on-farm marketing to wholesale channels, auctions and exports. Students will study examples of marketing systems used for various agricultural commodities and create a marketing plan (product, price, promotion, "place" and public image) for a particular product or service. They will also improve their skills in sales and customer relations.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: David Wees, Pascal Theriault (Winter)

    • (152-039-MC)
    • (2-1-2)
  • FMTP 042 Budgeting, Finance and Policies (152-042-MC) (2.33 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : At the end of this course, students will be able to produce, interpret and understand all of the budgets necessary for the operation of an agricultural business. These budgets include: whole farm budgets, partial budgets, enterprise budgets, investment budgets and cash flow budgets. Students will explore credit cost estimation, taking into consideration the determinant factors of influence. Students will establish a financing program for an agricultural enterprise. This will include producing an investment plan for the development of the agricultural business. Students will investigate the concepts of the time value of money. Collateral value will be assessed in relation to loan requirements. The principal conditions and steps of the loan negotiation process will be described. Students will also be examine risk management tool available to agricultural enterprise, both internal and external. Finally students will begin to gather the information process in preparation of their farm project.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Pascal Theriault (Winter)

    • (152-042-MC)
    • (3-2-2)
  • FMTP 043 Entrepreneurship 2 (152-043-MC) (2.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : The focus of Entrepreneurship 2 will be at the strategic level. Students will examine the steps necessary to prepare a business plan for an agricultural enterprise. They will be introduced to the development process of a farming business. The links between technical, financial, and economical aspect will be made. During this course students will discover the tax liabilities and laws as they pertain to a farming business in the province of Quebec, which will include a brief introduction to the Quebec Civil Code. Students will be exposed to external factors of a farming business through the use of a three-day field trip and guest speakers from the agricultural establishment. Students will continue the information gathering process which began in Budgeting, Finance and Policies.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Pascal Theriault (Fall)

    • (152-043-MC)
    • (4-2-2)
  • FMTP 044 Management of Human Resources (152-044-MC) (1.33 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : techniques in agriculture. This includes being able to plan the manpower needs of the agricultural enterprise, by the month and by the year. Students will be able to describe the principal tasks and work conditions, explain the steps in seeking farm and agricultural employees and prepare the payroll for employees. Students must be able to describe the communication mechanisms between the owners, and with the employees. Students will learn to apply a method of worker supervision and be able to give an evaluation of employees work.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Pascal Theriault (Winter)

    • (152-044-MC)
    • (3-0-1)

Animal Science

  • FMTP 005 Animal Anatomy and Physiology (1.33 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Christian Molgat, Deborah Martin (Fall)

  • FMTP 008 Introduction to Animal Science (152-008-MC) (2.33 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Students will learn the basic principles of animal nutrition as well as the basic genetic and breeding principles. These notions can be applied to the following productions: dairy, beef, poultry, and swine. We will cover the physiological basis of heredity as well as the transmission laws of genetic characters, the genetic value of breeding males and females as well as the genetic relationship among individual and the elements of genetic progress. Students will also be introduced to the various essential nutrients, their function in the well being of the animal as well as in livestock production. Students will also compare the nutrient value of various diets through a poultry feeding project.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Christian Molgat, Kevin Wade (Winter)

    • (152-008-MC)
    • (3-2-2)

English

Français

  • FMTP 075 Langue française et communication (602-101-03) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : The first French course is a part of the general education core common to all programs. Building on the skills previously developed by students, this course will help them to better communicate in French by improving their vocabulary and their listening, speaking and writing skills. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand the general meaning of or analyse an oral message (about 3 minutes), to produce an oral text (3 to 5 minutes), to understand or analyse a written text (500 to 1000 words) and to write a 100 to 200 word text in usual French.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Fall)

    • (602-101-03)
    • (2-1-3)
  • FMTP 098 Français agricole (602-VSG-MC) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : The second French course is part of the general education core that is adapted to programs. Building on the skills improved in the first French course, this one will help the students develop the skills required in order to communicate in the forms appropriate to agriculture. By the end of the course, students will know and distinguish the communication methods related to agriculture. They will be able to understand and produce oral or written texts related to agriculture. They may also be able to interpret oral and written documents and to use various techniques associated with texts in the agriculture field. Students will therefore learn the selective use of appropriate terminology.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Winter)

    • (602-VSG-MC)
    • (3-0-3)

Humanities

  • FMTP 085 Humanities 1: Knowledge (345-103-04) (2.33 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : This practical course enables students to extend themselves by establishing a meaningful relationship with someone who is much older. It comprises three hours per week of supervised field work at the Ste-Anne's Veterans Hospital either medical or psychiatric patients. A weekly journal of notes record the student's "people sharing" experiences. A "first impressions" and "final impressions" revue of these notes and a research paper on related issues are also part of the course.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Penelope Stewart (Fall)

    • (345-103-04)
    • (3-1-3)
  • FMTP 086 Humanities 2: World Views (345-102-03) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : The purpose of this course is to aid students to acquire knowledge of several moral and social issues, understand the arguments on various sides of these issues, evaluate and analyze the arguments, formulate their own position and defend it in oral and written form.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Daniele Shaffer (Fall)

    • (345-102-03)
    • (3-0-3)
  • FMTP 087 Humanities 3:Env.& Org. Issues (345-VSH-MC) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : This course is designed to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the two earlier humanities courses to environmental organizational issues. The focus is on the development of a series of viewpoints, and then the re-formulation of those viewpoints to take into account the world views and knowledge base of the audience. Thus the student becomes an agent of change who can skilfully design interventions to effect change in knowledge, attitude and behaviour. This course also explores a number of the current environmental and organizational issues, and to apply basic knowledge to the understanding of those issues, and to encourage students to participate in seeking solutions to these problems.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Penelope Stewart (Winter)

    • (345-VSH-MC)
    • (3-0-3)

Natural Resource Sciences

  • FMTP 009 Soil Fertilization (152-009-MC) (2.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : In this course students will learn the principles and practices of soil fertilization and amendment for crop production. Students will learn about the physical, chemical and biological factors that are taken into account in the management of soil fertility. Topics that will be covered in this course include soil sampling,interpretation of soil test reports, soil pH and liming, nutrient management and environmental concerns, sources of nutrients and soil-plant interactions. Students will develop a field and crop fertilization program using a nutrient management software.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Winter)

    • (152-009-MC)
    • (3-3-2)
    • (3-2-2)
  • FMTP 040 Nutrient Management Plan 1 (152-040-MC) (1.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : In this first part of the Nutrient Management Plan course, students will be introduced to the environmental laws and regulations that oversee the development of the Nutrient Management Plan. Students will be introduced to the components of the Nutrient Management Plan and will learn how to collect pertinent data for the realization of their own plan. Students will also learn how to keep registries for fertilizer and manure spreading on their farms. The management of manure for odour control will also be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Winter)

    • (152-040-MC)
    • (2-1-2)
  • FMTP 041 Nutrient Management Plan 2 (152-041-MC) (1.33 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : In this second part of the Nutrient Management Plan course students will develop their own Nutrient Management Plan from the information they gathered on their farm during the previous summer. They will be introduced to the use of a software program designed for the Nutrient Management Plan. Students will develop a five-year plan based on the production objectives of the farm taking into account its initial status and the resources that are available. A five-year total nutrient budget for the enterprise will also be presented along with the nutrient management strategies selected to reduce the environmental impact of the agricultural activities of the farm.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Fall)

    • (152-041-MC)
    • (1-2-1)

Physical Education

  • FMTP 090 Physical Activity and Health (109-101-MQ) (1 credit)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : This course will provide experience in some popular forms of training for fitness. The class format will be to have an exercise session in combination with a lecture for the first half of the class, followed by a game or activity. Sample activities are softball, soccer, touch rugby, woodsmen competition events, touch football, tennis, badminton, basketball and golf.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Chelsea Privée, Jill Barker (Fall)

    • (109-101-MQ)
  • FMTP 091 Physical Activity and Effectiveness (109-102-MQ) (1 credit)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : This course includes the practical application of games and activities most likely to be incorporated in rural community life. The activities included are: alpine and nordic skiing, broomball, hockey, curling, volleyball, indoor soccer, weight training and swimming.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Chelsea Privée, Jill Barker (Winter)

    • (109-102-MQ)
  • FMTP 095 Active Living (109-105-02) (1 credit)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : As a follow-up to Health and Physical Education and Physical Activity courses, this course is to be designed by the student with approval and guidance from the instructor. This is to be done in such a manner as to demonstrate awareness of the principles of fitness and training. The program is intended to be able to stand alone and incorporate lifetime activities. Students may get together and use group activities as a supplement to their program. Elements of cardio-respiratory fitness, strength training, nutrition, weight control, stress management and flexibility should be included.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • (109-105-02)
    • (1-1-1)

Plant Science

Elective Production Courses

We offer four production courses in the area of Animal Science and four production courses in the area of Plant Science. Students must take a minimum of two courses in each category for a total of four courses. Students could elect to take more than four courses if they wish, after a discussion with their academic adviser. They must take a minimum of two courses per semester.

Animal Science Category

  • FMTP 028 Dairy Heifer Management (152-028-MC) (2.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Students will discover the fine tuning management principles behind profitable dairy heifer management. We will examine the management notions which contribute to an efficient and profitable heifer enterprise. Weaning management, heifer health, nutritional requirements, housing alternatives, bovine estrous cycles, heat detection and synchronization, identifying the top replacement heifers, marketing alternatives, as well as breeding management will all be examined. We also will discuss the cost of raising heifers, management targets and newer alternative forms of heifer management. Farm visits will be additional exposure to the challenge of successful heifer management.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Christian Molgat (Fall)

    • (152-028-MC)
    • (3-3-2)
  • FMTP 029 Dairy Herd Management (152-029-MC) (2.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Students will discover the fine tuning management principles behind profitable dairy cow and herd management. We will examine the management notions which contribute to an efficient and profitable dairy herd enterprise. Dry cow nutrition, housing, health as well as management.Nutritional requirements of the fresh dairy cow and avoiding metabolic disorders of the dairy cow's early lactation will be examined. We will discuss the management of milk quality, how to better understand the quota system, mid lactation cow nutrition and dairy cow breeding strategies. The course parallels the cow's lactation curve with a discussion of the importance of late lactation cow herd health, efficient cost of milk production, the notion of body condition score in preparation of the dry period. Farm visits will provide additional exposure to the challenge of successful dairy herd management.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Christian Molgat (Winter)

    • (152-029-MC)
    • (3-3-2)
  • FMTP 030 Swine and Poultry (152-030-MC) (2.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Students will discover specific production sectors within the Canadian swine and poultry sectors.This course is designed to provide students with a good management basis focusing on the nutritional requirements, feeding programs, health, housing, industry structure, breeding and economic parameters for each of these productions. Farm visits will provide additional exposure to the reality of each of these livestock productions.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Christian Molgat (Winter)

    • (152-030-MC)
    • (3-3-2)
  • FMTP 031 Beef and Sheep (152-031-MC) (2.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Students will discover specific production sectors within the Canadian beef and sheep sectors. This course is designed to provide students with a good management basis focusing on the nutritional requirements, feeding programs, herd health, housing, marketing, breeding and economic parameters for each of these productions. Farm visits will be additional exposure to the reality of each of these livestock productions.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Christian Molgat (Fall)

    • (152-031-MC)
    • (3-3-2)

Plant Science Category

  • FMTP 032 Fruit and Vegetable Crops (152-032-MC) (2.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : The goals of this course are to learn how to plant, grow, harvest and store various fruits and field vegetables and to learn how to plan the production these crops. Both organic and conventional farming methods are emphasized. The course will cover several of the following crops: Vegetables (cultivar selection, irrigation, physiology, pests and diseases, management, etc.): peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, cabbages, broccoli, lettuces, onions, carrots, sweet corns, potatoes and other vegetables and herbs. Fruits (site selection, cultivars, physiology, pests and diseases, management, etc.): apples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes and other fruits.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: David Wees (Fall)

    • (152-032-MC)
    • (3-3-2)
  • FMTP 033 Greenhouse Crops (152-033-MC) (2.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : The goals of this course are to learn how to plant, grow, harvest and store various greenhouse flowers and vegetables, how to plan the production of these crops and how to control the greenhouse environment. The course will cover the following:greenhouse structures, heating, cooling, lighting, hydroponics, fertilization, irrigation, pest and disease management, greenhouse flower production (potted flowers, cut flowers, bedding plants) and greenhouse vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuces). Both organic and conventional farming methods are emphasized.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: David Wees (Winter)

    • (152-033-MC)
    • (3-3-2)
  • FMTP 045 Field Crop Production (152-045-MC) (2.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : At the end of this course, students will be expected to execute the tasks required in the production of field crops. Students will develop an understanding of the techniques involved as well as the impact of these techniques on crop-environment relationships and on environmental protection. This involves the planning and execution of the tasks to be done, an evaluation of the quality of the work and the preparation of an adequate crop production database. This course will use lectures and practical work with as much outside work as weather conditions will permit.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Fall)

    • (152-045-MC)
    • (3-3-2)
  • FMTP 046 Field Crop Management (152-046-MC) (2.67 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : At the end of this course, students will be expected to produce an environmentally-friendly cropping plan on a mixed crop and animal production farm. Students will develop an understanding of crop biology, crop production systems, crop-environment relationships, environmental protection, crop budgeting, on-farm research and marketing. Students will be able to integrate all aspects of field crop production into a coherent cropping plan. This includes the use of a decision-making process, planning of work to be done, a method for evaluating the results and the use of an efficient record-keeping system. Labs and interactive lectures will be used to achieve the goals of the course.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Winter)

    • (152-046-MC)
    • (3-3-2)

Complementary Courses*

Students must take the following complementary courses to meet the program requirements:

* After consultation with their academic adviser, students can substitute complementary courses taken at another collegial institution. This includes science courses which are required for further studies in a degree program. The cost associated with courses taken elsewhere must be assumed by the students.

  • FMTP 096 Forests, Forestry and Society (305-032-MC) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : The study of the forest of Canada and of its associated forestry practices and economy. The canadian history of the interaction between man and the forest. Social issues influencing the future of our forest and the decision-making of forestry planners will be discussed and researched.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Benoit Cote (Winter)

    • (305-032-MC)
    • (3-0-3)
  • FMTP 097 Landscape Design (504-VSG-MC) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Farm Mgmt & Technology Program (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : Landscape Design is a complementary course intended to broaden your education. The students will learn how to produce an artistic creation, in this case a landscape design, using the basic elements (lines, forms, colours and textures), symbols and techniques of landscape design; you will take into consideration both the aesthetics and the functions of landscapes as well as landscape styles (rural vs. urban, formal vs. informal, etc.). The students will learn to analyze an existing landscape as well as incorporate new design elements including plants (trees, shrubs, lawns, flowers) and inert materials (walls, fences, paths, buildings, etc.).

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: David Wees (Fall)

    • (504-VSG-MC)
    • (3-0-3)

Comprehensive Assessment

The objective of this examination is to ensure that students have attained the objectives and standards for each competency in the program. Successful completion of the Comprehensive Assessment is mandatory to obtain the D.E.C.

The passing grade is 60%. The mark indicating that the student has successfully completed the Comprehensive Assessment will appear on the student's transcript.

English Exit Examination

All students who wish to graduate and obtain the DEC must pass the English Exit Examination that is offered by the MESRST. Students must take this examination on the date selected by the MESRST.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)