Agriculture Essentials: Plants (Microcredential)

Start DateDurationLocationTuition
TBA8 WeeksOnlineTBA

Do you enjoy working with your hands and being in nature? Ever thought about working on a farm?

One of the essential duties of farm employees is working the land to optimize the fertility and nutrients of the soil used to grow healthy crops.

NBCC offers an 8-week Agriculture Essentials: Plants program to develop qualified workers for the New Brunswick farming sector.

Students are introduced to basic plant science principles and terminology, plant anatomy and morphology, and concepts relating to plant nutrition and water transport. Students explore integrated pest management practices and gain an understanding of proper environmental parameters to optimize plant growth and health.


This microcredential program focuses on learning basic skills to grow and maintain healthy crops from the beginning to the end of the production lifecycle.

Program Topics

  • Introduction to Plant Science
  • Water Relations and Plant Photosynthesis
  • Plant Nutrition and Health
  • Work Safely

Program Structure

  • Online training
  • April 3 to June 2, 2023
  • 8 weeks, Part-time (adjusted for Easter and Victoria Day holidays)
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 9 am to 4 pm


Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a microcredential in Agriculture Essentials: Plants. The microcredential is issued to the students as a digital badge to display on their LinkedIn, resume, or social media. The digital badge is validated proof of the competencies learned in the program.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
  • Be able to receive instruction, respond, and research in the English language
  • Be able to work and live in New Brunswick

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Registration Deadline: TBA

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Thanks to our industry partners:

Working NB
Agricultural Alliance NB