Agriculture SHSM

Interested in becoming an SHSM student? Talk to your teacher or guidance department today!

With an Agriculture Specialist High Skills Major, students focus on a career path to match their skills and interests in this sector. By making courses more relevant to students, kids get a better understanding of the Agriculture sector because they learn it in a real world environment. Students learn on the job with employers through Co-op and Experiential Learning opportunities, as well as in school. At graduation they receive a specially designated diploma.

An Agriculture SHSM may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

  • Arborist
  • Blacksmith
  • Dairy Herdsperson
  • Farm Equipment Technician
  • Fruit Grower
  • Horse Groom


  • Agricultural Equipment and Supplies Technical Salesperson
  • Farmer and Farm Manager
  • Technical Sales Specialist
  • Veterinary Equipment and Supplies Salesperson
  • Winery and Viticulture Technician


  • Agricultural Chemist
  • Agricultural Inspector
  • Agronomist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Soil Scientist
  • Veterinarian


  • General Farm Worker
  • Greenhouse Worker
  • Harvesting Labourer
  • Mechanic Helper
  • Pet Groomer and Animal Care Worker
  • Specialized Livestock Worker

An Agriculture SHSM will provide students with an assortment of the following TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS specific to the Agriculture sector:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation CPR – Level A
  • Chainsaw Safety
  • Electrics – basic
  • Equipment Operation Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Fundamentals of the Combine – Level 1
  • Grain Grading
  • Hazardous Atmospheres and Confined Spaces
  • Hydraulics – basic
  • Large Animal Handling
  • Lift Truck Safety
  • Livestock Medicine
  • Lockout/Tagging
  • Nutrient Management
  • Personal Protective Equipment – Agriculture
  • Pesticide Handling and Safety
  • Safe Lifting
  • Small Engines Maintenance
  • Theory of Combine Settings and Adjustments – Level 2
  • Tractors and other Self-Propelled Equipment