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Applied Sustainable Ranching Diploma
Williams Lake Campus


Develop hands-on skills in humane animal care, stockmanship, dog training, fencing, equipment maintenance and safe operating procedures. Learn how to identify opportunities for enterprise diversification and touch on key success factors and average production/income benchmarks for sheep, poultry, purebred livestock, greenhouse, vegetables, fruits and berries, on farm processing, value added, farm store, and tourism.


Ranch hand, ranch manager, equipment, irrigation, farm inputs sales, customer service or retail manager. Many First Nations communities have ranching operations as part of their economic development arms and have career opportunities ranging from cowboy to land manager to ranch operations manager. In addition, many new people are moving into the ranching industry through succession planning or through buying ranches for the first time.

Admission Requirements

Open admission

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • Foundations of Math 11 with a minimum C (or equivalent)
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 (or equivalent)
  • Students are responsible for finding their own, suitable work experience placement.

Next Steps

Apply to this program Visit the program website View program information package

Specific questions about this program in Williams Lake?
Phone: 1-800-663-4936
Phone (International): 1-250-392-8020

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