Diploma in Agriculture (Crop Production)

The Diploma in Agriculture with specialization in Crop Production is a three year qualification at NQF level 6 with a minimum of 360 credits. Furthermore, to attain admission to study this qualification it is required that prospective students should have passed matric or grade 12 with relevant science subjects combination and in addition, one must have accrued a total of 24 APS points.

Year 1

Semester 1

Course Name and Code                                

1 Agricultural Mathematics (AF113)
2 Basic Scientific Concepts (AF112)
3 Communication (AF111)
4 Computer Application (AF114)
5 Farm Machinery and Workshop Practice (AE111)
6 Introduction to Crop Production (CS111)
7 Plant Botany and Physiology (CS112)
8 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (AB111)                                 

Semester 2
Course Name and Code                                
9 Introduction to Soil Science (SS121)
10 Plant Protection (CS121)
11 Fruit Production (HS121)
12 Agricultural Extension (AX121)
13 Irrigation Principles (AE121)
14 Soil and Water Conservation (SS122)                                           

Year 2

Semester 1

Course Name and Code                              

15 Vegetable Production (HS211)
16 Soil fertility & Plant Nutrition (SS211)
17 Citrus Production (HS212)
18 Farm Structures (AE211)
19 Entrepreneurship (AB212)
20 Farm Business and Human Resource Management (AB211)

Semester 2
Course Name and Code                                

21 Farm Mechanization (AE221)
22 Agro-Processing (CS221)
23 Field Crop Production (CS222)
24 Landscaping & Ornamental Horticulture (HS221)
25 Land Use Planning (FC221)
26 Agricultural Project (FC222)                                                

Year 3

Semester 1

Course Name and Code                               
27 Work-Integrated Learning (Experiential Learning ) WC311          

Semester 2
Course Name and Code                               
28 Work-Integrated Learning (Experiential Learning) WC321

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