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Diploma of College Studies — 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'Éducation, Enseignement supérieur, et Recherche (MEESR).

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, 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 related to modern commercial agriculture. Students prepare for their Agricultural Internship during both academic semesters of Year 1 through two Stage courses.

During the second summer, students are registered in Enterprise Management 1. During this period, the students will be responsible for data collection to be used in the next two Enterprise Management courses and the Nutrient Management Plan course when they return to the campus for the Fall semester. These internships will enable the students to relate their academic work to the reality of farming and of the agri-food sector.

Finally, courses in English, Français, Humanities, Physical Education, and two complementary subjects taken during the program will entitle the student to receive a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) from the MEESR.

Program Outline

Fall 1

  • FMT4 001 Fall Stage (152-VSA-MC) (1.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : Objectives are to familiarize students with the workplace functions of a farm manager as well as the conditions under which they are exercised. Through classroom activities and a one-week internship on an agricultural enterprise other than the home farm or business, students are exposed to the job of a farm manager and the potential for entrepreneurial initiatives.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Fall)

  • FMT4 002 Soil Tillage (152-VSB-MC) (1.67 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : 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 2015

    Instructors: Peter Enright, Serge Lussier (Fall)

  • FMT4 003 Information Management (152-VSC-MC) (1.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : Beginner-level computing and information management course. Topic covered include Windows and its accessory programs, Internet use and search engines, Word processing (Word) , electronic spreadsheets (Excel) , computer graphics and presentation (PowerPoint). Library and online search skills and an exposition to efficient work methods will be presented.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Pascal Theriault (Fall)

  • FMT4 004 Animal Physiology and Anatomy (152-VSD-MC) (1.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : Objectives are descriptions of the main anatomical components of animal physiology. Emphases is placed on the following components: hooves, nervous system, digestive system, reproductive system, urinary system & mammary systems. Applications cover common farm livestock.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Christian Molgat, Deborah Martin (Fall)

  • FMT4 005 Introduction to Plant Science (152-VSE-MC) (2.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : Basic concepts of plant anatomy, morphology, classification and physiology are used to solve practical problems in crop production. Identification and classification of plants, including crops and weeds. Growth stages of plants, from seed through vegetative growth and flowering to harvest. Study of the physiological functions of plants including mineral nutrition, water relations, photosynthesis, respiration, reproduction, tropisms and effects of climate. Identification of main types of crop pests. Relationships between the physiology of plants and farming practices.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: David Wees (Fall)

  • FMT4 006 Pesticides and the Environment (152-VSF-MC) (1.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : This course will present students with the opportunity to obtain an adequate understanding of the environmental and health risks associated with the use of pesticides, of the laws and regulations governing their use and of the methods that can be used to mitigate these risks. Several labs will deal with the methods used to correctly set up and operate pesticide application equipment.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Fall)

  • FMTP 080 English Upgrading (2 credits)

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

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Deborah A Hollenbeck (Fall)

  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Chelsea Privée, Jill Barker (Fall)

    • (109-101-MQ)

Winter 1

  • FMT4 007 Health and Safety (152-VSG-MC) (2 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : Students will be involved in the apprenticeship of safe livestock handling techniques, and of the techniques that can be used to reduce the risks associated with dangerous substances and machinery and equipment. Included in the course is also a first-aid and CPR training (additional fee of $85.00) aimed particularly at the farming environment. Real or fictitious cases, measurement tools, safety kits, relevant documentation, product labels, and environmental, health and safety regulations and rules will be discussed and used.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Winter)

  • FMT4 008 Animal Genetics and Nutrition (152-VSH-MC) (2.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : Introduction to animal breeding principles and nutrition. Emphasis is placed on improving population genetic potential and modes of genetic transmission. Provided is the importance of feed intake, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, minerals & vitamins in livestock nutrition. Students are exposed to the basics of livestock ration balancing.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Christian Molgat, Kevin Wade (Winter)

  • FMT4 009 Soil Fertility (152-VSJ-MC) (2 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : Objectives are the interpretation of soil fertilization practices and amendments for crop production, in relation to the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of soils. Topics discussed include soil sampling, soil test reports, soil pH and liming, nutrient management and environmental concerns, sources of nutrients, microbe-soil and soil-plant interactions.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Winter)

  • FMT4 010 Winter Stage (152-VSK-MC) (1.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : Objectives are to develop the skills needed to analyze the operations; to determine the performance criteria 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 an agricultural enterprise other than the home farm or business, expose the students to operations that are normally undertaken by farm managers during the winter months.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Winter)

  • FMT4 011 Farm Accounting (152-VSL-MC) (2 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : This course will cover the fundamentals of accounting with specific reference to agricultural enterprises and their particularities. A wide range of topics will be covered including accounting principles, book-keeping methods, tracking of inventory, depreciation. Preparation and presentation of financial statements and comprehension of financial information when presented from both a financial and a managerial perspective will be done throughout the semester.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Pascal Theriault (Winter)

  • FMT4 012 Machinery Maintenance (152-VSM-MC) (1.67 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Marc-Andre Isabelle (Winter)

  • FMTP 077 Introduction to College English (2.67 credits)

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

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Deborah A Hollenbeck, Michele Trepanier (Winter)

    • (603-101-MQ)
    • (1-3-4)

Summer 1

  • FMT4 013 Agricultural Internship (152-VSN-MC) (2 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : During a 13-week summer internship on an agricultural enterprise other than the home farm or business, students analyze the tasks and management operations that are a function of the agricultural enterprise manager and determine the performance criteria used for each operation. 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.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Fall)

Fall 2

Two courses selected from the Elective Production course list below.

  • FMT4 014 Marketing Strategies (152-VSP-MC) (2 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : Objectives of this course are to cover introductory marketing, market structures as well as basic economic principles in order to better understand the different marketing strategies occurring in the agri-food sector. An introduction to microeconomics and market structures will develop toward the different marketing channels agricultural producers are exposed as well as value chain management.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Pascal Theriault (Fall)

  • FMT4 015 Forest Management (152-VSQ-MC) (1.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : N/A

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Benoit Cote (Fall)

  • FMTP 005 Animal Anatomy and Physiology (1.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • (152-008-MC)
    • (3-2-2)
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Fall)

    • (602-101-03)
    • (2-1-3)
  • FMTP 082 Literary Genres (603-102-04) (2.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : This course will allow the student to apply a critical approach to literary genres.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Michele Trepanier (Fall)

    • (603-102-04)
    • (2-2-3)
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Penelope Stewart (Fall)

    • (345-103-04)
    • (3-1-3)

Winter 2

Two courses selected from the Elective Production course list below.

  • FMT4 016 Budgeting and Administration (152-VSR-MC) (2 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : The objectives of this course are to produce, interpret and understand all of the budgets necessary for the operations of an agricultural business. These budgets include whole farm budgets, partial budgets, enterprise budgets, investment budgets and cash flow budgets. Exploration of basic concepts of financial management and the concepts of credit, time value of money and loan structure. An introduction to macroeconomic concepts will be delivered through the notion of exchange rates, unemployment, and economic cycles. Finally, activities geared toward the development of a business plan and strategic analysis of the business will be covered.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Pascal Theriault (Winter)

  • FMT4 017 Agricultural Systems (152-VST-MC) (1.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : An overview of the scientific, political, social and cultural aspects of agriculture and food. Topics discussed include agricultural sustainability, local food, food security, urban agriculture, permaculture, biodynamic and organic agriculture. Emphasis is on Canadian issues and perspectives.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Winter)

  • FMTP 083 Literary Themes (603-103-04) (2.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology : This course will allow the student to apply a critical approach to a literary theme and to prepare for the English Exit Examination.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Winter)

    • (603-103-04)
    • (2-2-3)
  • 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 2016

    Instructors: Chelsea Privée, Jill Barker (Winter)

    • (109-102-MQ)
  • 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 2016

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Winter)

    • (602-VSG-MC)
    • (3-0-3)

Summer 2

  • FMT4 018 Enterprise Management 1 (152-VSU-MC) (2.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : Objectives are to develop students’ ability to analyze the management practices, human resources, business operations, and the future potential for entrepreneurial initiatives, of the home agricultural enterprise or another agricultural enterprise during the 13-week summer internship.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Fall 3

  • FMT4 019 Nutrient Management Plan (152-VSV-MC) (2 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : Objectives are to familiarize students with the environmental laws and regulations that oversee the development of a Nutrient Management Plan. Collect pertinent data for the realization of their own five year nutrient management plan, along with the nutrient management strategies selected to reduce the environmental impact of the agricultural activities of the farm.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • FMT4 020 Conservation of Soil and Water (152-VSW-MC) (2 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : 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 course uses engineering plans, provincial recommendations, and real situations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • FMT4 021 Enterprise Management 2 (152-VSX-MC) (2.67 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : The focus of Enterprise Management 2 will be at the strategic level. Students will build on existing knowledge to examine the steps necessary to prepare a management and business plan for their 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. 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.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • FMT4 022 Equipment Management (152-VSY-MC) (1.67 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : 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 lubrification of machine components. The students will also learn about properties of materials which are used in agricultural applications.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • FMTP 078 FMT English (603-VSB-MC) (2 credits)

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

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Fall)

    • (603-VSB-MC)
    • (2-2-2)
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Daniele Shaffer (Fall)

    • (345-102-03)
    • (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 2015

    Instructors: David Wees (Fall)

    • (504-VSG-MC)
    • (3-0-3)

Winter 3

  • FMT4 023 Building Management (152-VSZ-MC) (1.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • FMT4 024 Farm Building Development (152-VTA-MC) (1.67 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • FMT4 025 Enterprise Management 3 (152-VTB-MC) (2.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : The capstone course for FMT students is the Farm Project. A comprehensive 5 year business plan for either their home farms or for a startup operation will be produced by students. They do a detailed technical and financial analysis of their current situation; develop managerial and capital projects to improve the operation, and describe the financial impacts that their plans will have on the farm for the coming five years. The projects will then be defended in front of a marking committee composed of FMT staff. This course includes the final requirement of the collegial comprehensive assessment.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • FMT4 026 Human Resources (152-VTC-MC) (1.67 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : The objective is to understand human resource management techniques in agriculture. This includes being able to plan the manpower needs of the agricultural enterprise, by the month and by the year. Describe the principal tasks and work conditions, explain the steps in seeking farm and agricultural employees and prepare the payroll for employees. It also includes define the communication mechanisms between the owners, and with the employees as well as farm transfer from a financial, human and organizational standpoint.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • FMT4 027 Precision Agriculture (152-VTD-MC) (1.33 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • 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 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • (345-VSH-MC)
    • (3-0-3)
  • FMTP 092 Physical Activity and Autonomy (109-103-MQ) (1 credit)

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

    Overview

    Farm Management Technology

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Chelsea Privée, Jill Barker (Winter)

    • (109-103-MQ)
    • (1-1-1)

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

Plant Science Category

  • FMT4 033 Vegetable and Fruit Crops (152-VTK-MC) (2.67 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : Planning, planting, growth, harvest and storage of various field-grown vegetables and fruits. Vegetables (cultivar selection, production methods, crop rotation, physiology, pests and diseases, etc.): tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, onions, carrots, sweet corn, potatoes and other vegetables and herbs. Fruits (site selection, cultivar selection, production methods, physiology, pests and diseases, etc.): apples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes and other fruits. Both organic and conventional farming methods are emphasized.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: David Wees (Fall)

  • FMT4 034 Greenhouse Crop Production (152-VTL-MC) (2.67 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : Planning, planting, growth, harvest and storage of various greenhouse flowers and vegetables. Greenhouse structures, control of the greenhouse environment (heating, cooling, lighting, humidity), hydroponics, substrates, fertilization, irrigation, pest and disease management. Production methods of greenhouse flowers (potted flowers, cut flowers, bedding plants) and greenhouse vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, etc.). Both organic and conventional farming methods are emphasized.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: David Wees (Winter)

  • FMT4 035 Field Crop Management 1 (152-VTM-MC) (2.67 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : During this course, students will learn and 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 2015

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Fall)

  • FMT4 036 Field Crop Management 2 (152-VTN-MC) (2.67 credits)

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

    Overview

    FMT4 : During this course, students will be preparing 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 therefore 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 2016

    Instructors: Serge Lussier (Winter)

Complementary Courses*

Students must take two complementary courses to meet the program requirements. The program offers the following. A second course will be offered starting in the Winter 2017 semester.

* 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 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 2015

    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 DEC.

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 prepared and corrected by the MEESR. Students must take this examination on the dates selected by the MEESR.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2015-2016 (last updated Aug. 20, 2015) (disclaimer)