This program trains individuals to be capable of meeting needs in the crop production services sector and the environmental services sector. Their job mainly involves fostering agricultural practices that are more sustainable and more respectful of the environment, whether with relation to conventional farming or organic farming and whether this farming takes place in the field or in the greenhouse. A portion of the program is devoted to sales and management. Students can choose one of the four following areas of specialization:
Specialization A: Vegetable, Fruit and Industrial Crops
Technologists in this area of specialty are involved in the management of field-grown vegetable, fruit, cereal and industrial crops, early crops and greenhouse vegetable crops. They also create programs for the planting, maintaining and harvesting of crops.
Specialization B: Ornamental Crops
Technologists in this area of specialty are involved in the cultivation of greenhouse ornamental plants and nursery plants grown either in the ground or in containers. They also perform duties related to crop protection and environment protection as well as the management of equipment, facilities and work teams.
Specialization C: Greenhouse and Field-Grown Horticultural, Vegetable, Fruit and Ornamental Crops
Technologists in this area of specialty work with producers of various crops and are involved in activities surrounding the fertilization, implantation, maintenance and harvesting of crops. They also help ensure the conservation of these field-grown or greenhouse productions by creating and applying crop programs and handling technical aspects of these productions.
Specialization D: Environmental Technology
Technologists in this area of specialty create programs aimed at soil improvement and fertilization. They also perform duties related to the decontamination of soil and water and handle the various technical aspects surrounding the implementation of agricultural facilities and the creation of resource conservation programs.