Niitsitapi Agriculture Certificate Program 


Mission Statement

The mission of Mi’kai’sto Red Crow Community College is to meet the cultural, educational, and training needs for Kainaiwa and beyond.  The college will provide leadership through its programs and services to nurture self-realization based on Kainaiysinni.


The Red Crow board of governors proposes a comprehensive plan with curriculum designed to meet the special needs of the Kainai people of the Blackfoot Confederacy.

While the system does not intend to exclude any one, and maintains an open door policy, its primary purpose is to meet the needs of the Blackfoot population.


Cultural Infusion

Elders work closely with the teaching staff to provide cultural knowledge into all courses.


Program Overview

The principle, guidelines and procedures governing the application, admission and assessment of transfer credits of qualified students to the Agricultural Management Diploma program at Olds College following the completion of the Indigenous Agriculture Certificate program at Red Crow Community College. The Agricultural Management Program allows students who complete their one – year (30 credits) Indigenous Agriculture Certificate program at Red Crow Community College to apply for admission into the second year of the Olds College Agricultural Management Diploma program for completion of their diploma.

Red Crow Community College Indigenous Agriculture Certificate graduates who achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5 and meet the Olds College admission criteria are eligible for admission into the Agricultural Management Diploma program at the Olds College. If admitted, the students will be second-year diploma level students at the Olds College

Admission Requirements:

  • 65% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
  • 65% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2
  • 65% or better in Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Science 20, OR One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Science 30
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (completed at minimum 3 years of formal education taught entirely in English or provide the results of a recognized English Language Proficiency exam)

Academic Upgrading and High School Applicants: Applicants currently in high school or who are completing academic upgrading must submit proof of enrollment and any available interim/midterm marks. Final marks must be submitted within one month following the completion of the course(s) and no later than one month prior to the program start date.

The following course pathway of the Niitsitapi Agriculture Certificate Program

  • AMT 1360: Agribusiness Technology Applications
  • AMT 1335: Agribusiness Accounting 
  • MKG1021: Marketing Principles 
  • AMT 1035: Agricultural Business Management Principles
  • AMT1040: Survey of Agribusiness  
  • LVS 1370: Principles of Animal Agriculture
  • AGN 1540 Introductory Pest Management
  • AGN 1240: Principles of Crop Production
  • MEC1050: Machinery and Technology 
  • COM 1020 Workplace Communication 
  • KS 120: Our way of life
  • KS 180: Learning from place

Program at a glance

Credential: Certificate/Diploma

Length of Program: 2 years (1 year at RCCC & 1 year at Olds College)

Method of Delivery: RCCC Campus & Olds Campus

Program Intakes: Fall Intake (September program start)

Applications Open: October 1 for the Fall Intake. 

Early admission Deadline: April 15

Selection Process for Admission: First Qualified, First Accepted

Tuition, Mandatory Fees, Books, and Supplies: 

  • Year 2: Tuition & Fees: $5,470 / Books & Supplies: $1,400

*These fees are provided as estimates only for the purposes of budgeting. Please note that all fees are best estimates and are subject to change.


Application Deadline:

Deadline extended until program is full.

Funding based on Availability


Contact Us

Roy Weasel Fat (JR)

Niitsitapi Agriculture Program Coordinator,

Phone: 403-737-8746



Dr. Adebusoye Onanuga

Instructor/Research & Curriculum Development Coordinator,

Phone: 587-999-4250




Niitsitapi Agriculture Certificate Program,

P.O Box 88,

Standoff, AB