Lakeland launches Bachelor of Agricultural Technology Program

January 15, 2021
Lakeland College has announced the launch of a post-credential Bachelor of Agricultural Technology Program at its Vermilion campus. The two-year program will train students in a variety of areas, including troubleshooting hardware and software used in the industry and using agricultural technology for data collection and analysis. “Graduates of the program will bring unique skill sets into the workforce by blending both agriculture production and agricultural technology expertise,” said Josie Van Lent, Lakeland’s dean of the School of Agriculture Technology and Applied Research. “Industry feedback indicated there is a shortage of agricultural professionals who can interface between the two disciplines – our degree program will fill that gap.” The college states that the program is the first Bachelor of Agricultural Technology in Canada. Lakeland (AB)