Code 4756
SectorAgriculture and Fisheries (02)
Number of credits35
Length of training525 hours
No educational organization is currently offering this program
This program is offered in French: 
4256 - Travaux agricoles
  • Objectives and targeted professions
  • Admission conditions
  • Program content

Program objectives

The Farm Work program of study prepares students for the duties of a general farm worker. Students develop the skills necessary to carry out various daily or periodic tasks on a farm, whether inside or outside, related to: feeding and tending the animals as well as performing production operations on a farm or livestock ranch; cultivating and harvesting produce in the field or in greenhouses; cleaning the facilities and performing basic maintenance on buildings, machinery and production equipment. Moreover, students learn how to act safely to protect their health and the health of animals and to follow protocols for biosafety, hygiene and the protection of the environment.


General Farm Worker

Admission conditions

A person who meets the following conditions is eligible for admission to a program of study leading to an STC:
1. Has obtained at least Secondary III credits or the equivalent in the language of instruction, second language and mathematics;
or Has obtained an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary Studies (AESS);
or Has successfully completed the General Development Test (GDT) with or without specific prerequisites.
2. Has interrupted their full-time studies for at least 12 months;
or Is 18 years old when entering training;
or Has obtained a Secondary School Diploma (SSD) or a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) or their equivalent;
or Meets the eligibility conditions of Emploi-Québec’s workforce training measure.

Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
STC-011 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
STC-022 Prevent health, safety and environmental hazards in an agricultural setting 30 2
STC-033 Operate a tractor and a lift truck 45 3
STC-042 Follow biosafety, hygiene and traceability protocols in an agricultural setting 30 2
STC-054 Harvest crops according to the type of production 60 4
STC-064 Perform work related to the feeding of animals 60 4
STC-075 Perform production operations and basic animal care 75 5
STC-085 Perform horticultural production and maintenance operations 75 5
STC-094 Perform basic maintenance on buildings, machinery and agricultural production equipment 60 4
STC-105 Enter the workforce 75 5
525 35