Commercial Beekeeping Grad Cert NC
Niagara College, Canada
About This Program
Take this opportunity to learn about pollinator health strategies for both managed and wild pollinator bee species!
This Commercial Beekeeping Graduate Certificate program will prepare you to work in a rapidly expanding apiary industry in Canada due to the huge global demand for a skilled labour force for managed pollinators with the decline in the number of wild pollinators. In fact Stats Canada, in their most recent agricultural census, estimated a need for an additional 3,619 commercial beekeepers across Canada to meet demand by the year 2023.
The highlight of this program is an on-campus apiary with 30 actively managed hives. This innovation is part of Niagara College's continued focus and commitment towards sustainability.
This program is being offered in 3 consecutive terms at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus of Niagara College.
Completing this program may result in the following career opportunities:
Note: A Beekeeper in Niagara, earns an average of CAD93,638 per year. Source: Job Bank, Government of Canada. http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/. Last visited August 2, 2016
This Commercial Beekeeping Postgraduate Certificate program will coincide with the normal annual lifecycle of a honey bee from winter slumber to honey extraction to putting the honey bees back in their hives for overwintering and everything else in between.
Course Code : 0770
College : School of Environment and Horticulture
Duration : 3 semesters
Qualifications Level : Ontario College Graduate Certificate
All fees listed below are in Canadian Dollar (CAD):
Other fees may apply such as material fees, laptop fees, books and supplies
Housing Cost (your choice):
The above figures represent what the college expects will be your reasonable international fees. Other fees may not have been included.
You may have to estimating living expenses such as insurance, rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socializing, health.
As expenses are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by the college. Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa or Education Counselor periodically for any changes.
Intake Dates :
There is currently one intake date per year and this is every JANUARY.
IVC has a 3-month preparation period that includes, among others:
It is important to apply early as this course may have many applicants. Moreover, beginning an application well in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the IELTS and consolidate your academic and professional credentials for your visa application. So make sure you apply early!
Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.
Due to the nature of the program working with live bees, prospective students are advised that persons with known bee sting allergies are not suitable candidates. Prospective students/applicants who are unsure if they will have a reaction to a bee sting are strongly encouraged to undergo allergy testing before committing to the program.
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