Applied Sustainable Ranching (Gr.12)

This two-year program allows you to work with livestock on active ranches and learn how you can help create a sustainable, environmentally friendly, agriculture industry. You will learn the business of ranching and land management through business, communications, marketing, and economic courses, as well as natural resources, science, and technology. The tools you will gain in this diploma program will allow you to build and manage a diversified and resilient ranching operation or agriculture business. (Courses are taken online, practicums will take place on a ranch). Although a formal application for this program is submitted during the student’s grade 11 year, it is essential that planning begin in their grade 10 year when the student is selecting courses for their grade 11 year.   

Who Attends: Any district student with a school recommendation and who meets the criteria listed in the TRU Start Application

Date: Students attend their first year during their grade 12 year. The diploma program involves a second year after graduation

Location: Online (with Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake Campus) and work experience on farms and/or ranches. First two days of classes are on-site at a ranch outside of Williams Lake

Fee: All ancillary fees are the responsibility of the student. Please see application for estimated costs. Fall and Winter Semester tuition for the student's grade 12 year is paid by SD73 to TRU

Application Fee: $32.27 to be included with submission of completed application (Cheques payable to "SD73")

Application Due Date: February 1, 2024

Application form TRU Start - Applied Sustainable Ranching Application (Please print ONE-SIDED and write legibly in blue or black ink)

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