Agriculture SHSM Sector

The SHSM – Agriculture enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Where local circumstances allow, boards may elect to offer one or more variants of the SHSM in a given sector, each with a particular area of focus. This SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on agricultural equipment or animal and crop science. This focus is achieved through the selection of the four major credits in the bundle.

Flashpoint Certifications

Customer Service
Portfolio Development
Project Management
Standard First Aid


CPR Level C and AED

Standard First Aid

WHMIS – generic (i.e. not site-specific)


advanced training in a technique (e.g., specific equipment maintenance, tilling, irrigation);  livestock production; compass/map/global positioning system (GPS); sector-specific software 1; animal first aid; nutrient management; equipment operation safety; sector-specific vehicle operation and safety approaches to healing; principles of drainage; fire safety and fire extinguisher; use small engine maintenance; chainsaw safety; safe lifting; fundamentals of the combine – level 1; sustainable resource management planning; customer service; sector-specific sustainability practices; hazardous atmospheres and confined spaces; transgenic plant identification; fall protection; seed saving herbicide and pesticide; weed and pest identification and management; first aid/CPR/AED awareness; soil classification and testing;  infection control; grain grading; theory of combine settings and adjustments – level 2;  ladder safety training; health and safety – basic; vehicle lift safety; large animal handling; hydraulics – basic ; Working at Heights;  livestock medicine; introduction to pest management; advanced training in a technology, land and forest survey skills; lockout/tagging
land and forest survey skills anti-oppression and allyship training portfolio development
leadership skills basic electrical safety project management