Olds College

4500 50 Street, Olds, Alberta, Canada | Public University | Established 1913

About us

Founded in 1913, Olds College has been offering quality hands-on education for over a century. Olds College is a distinct, provincially focused institution that supports the teaching and learning of all Albertans. Through regular programming, continued education, and online and blended programming, Olds College provides accessible educational opportunities within Alberta and beyond. Olds College promotes passion about the Agriculture industry. Through applied research and integrated learning, Olds College is proud to be Canada’s Smart Agriculture College, specializing in agriculture, horticulture, land and environmental stewardship, working closely with industry to advance and adapt programming to ensure graduates have the skills to succeed.

While students will sit in classrooms, some of the best hands-on learning is done in nature or in one of Olds College's state-of-the-art simulation, computer and science labs. Olds College has played a leadership role in applied research activity aimed at advancing innovation-based rural economic development in Alberta. The average class has 25 students, so that students can get to know their classmates and professors in a personalised learning environment. 

Why Olds College 

  • Campus Life and Surrounding: The main campus is located in Olds, Alberta, a scenic small town surrounded by wide open prairies with beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains to the west. Calgary is less than an hour to the south and Red Deer is just 40 minutes north. On the scenic campus, students can enjoy 25 acres of botanic gardens and constructed wetlands, and some unique shopping experiences that support the students and programs.  
  • Facilities: A wide range of recreation opportunities are offered to students through the CLC Fitness Centre located on campus. The centre features three gymnasiums, racquetball/squash court, 200-metre running track and workout equipment. Olds College's farm is a state-of-the-art operation, that allows students the opportunity to take part in activities that every cattle rancher must know how to do. It also is a site to many innovative and practical research projects involving industry partners, private and public researchers.
  • International Student Services: Olds College understands that coming to a new school in a new country is an exciting opportunity, but one that comes with some challenges. As part of the campus services, the Olds College International and volunteers are here to assist students to adjust to their new environment and make their time at Olds College a fulfilling experience.
  • Supportive Learning Environment: Olds College is committed to creating a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. Students will benefit from an inclusive and vibrant campus with staff who strive to help students succeed. 

Courses

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Fees

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
College Diploma - Agricultural Management - AgriCommerce 2 Year CAD 16,403
College Diploma - Agricultural Management - Production 2 Year CAD 16,403
Bachelor of Applied Science - Agribusiness 2 Year CAD 16,403
College Diploma - Precision Agriculture - Techgronomy 2 Year CAD 18,043
Post-Diploma Certificate - Agriculture Technology Integration 0.7 Year CAD 16,403
College Diploma - Animal Health Technology 1.3 Year CAD 31,800
College Certificate - Veterinary Medical Receptionist (VMR) 0.8 Year CAD 16,403
College Certificate - Business Management 1 Year CAD 16,403
College Diploma - Business Management - General Management 1 Year CAD 14,997
College Diploma - Business Management - Sports Management 2 Year CAD 16,403
College Certificate - Farrier Science 1 Year CAD 16,403
Bachelor of Applied Science - Golf Course Management 2 Year CAD 16,349
Bachelor of Applied Science - Horticulture 2 Year CAD 14,273
College Diploma - Horticulture Technologist 2 Year CAD 16,403
College Diploma - Turfgrass Management 2 Year CAD 16,403
College Diploma - Land and Water Resources - Land Reclamation and Remediation 2 Year CAD 16,403
College Diploma - Land and Water Resources - Environmental Stewardship and Rural 2 Year CAD 16,403
College Diploma - Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management 2 Year CAD 16,403
College Certificate - Agricultural and Heavy Equipment 1 Year CAD 16,403
College Diploma - Hospitality and Tourism Management - Accelerated 1.3 Year CAD 27,885
Post-Diploma Certificate - Environment 1 Year CAD 16,403
Post-Diploma Certificate - Agriculture 1 Year CAD 16,403
Post-Diploma Certificate - Horticulture 1 Year CAD 16,403
Post-Diploma Certificate - Agricultural Business 1 Year CAD 16,403
College Diploma - Hospitality and Tourism Management - 2 Year Pathway 2 Year CAD 21,324
College Diploma - Land and Water Resources - Environmental Stewardship and Rural Planning 2 Year CAD 16,403
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Admission Requirements

Courses Exams
Diploma Course

Min TOEFL iBT: 80 (Min Reading: 18.0, Min Writing: 18.0, Min Listening: 18.0, Min Speaking: 18.0)

Min IELTS overall: 6 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)

Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105

Postgraduate Certificate - Diploma / Masters courses

English Proficiency Requirements:

For direct admission, applicant must be from an English speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:

Min TOEFL iBT: 80 (Min Reading: 18.0, Min Writing: 18.0, Min Listening: 18.0, Min Speaking: 18.0)

Min IELTS overall: 6 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)

Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105

NOTE: Applicants interested in applying for direct admission, but are yet to complete an acceptable language test, can do so, but must provide valid results before receiving a final offer letter.

Certificate Course

English Proficiency Requirements:

For direct admission, applicant must be from an English speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:

Min TOEFL iBT: 80 (Min Reading: 18.0, Min Writing: 18.0, Min Listening: 18.0, Min Speaking: 18.0)

Min IELTS overall: 6 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)

Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105

NOTE: Applicants interested in applying for direct admission, but are yet to complete an acceptable language test, can do so, but must provide valid results before receiving a final offer letter.

Bachelors courses

English Proficiency Requirements:

For direct admission, applicant must be from an English speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:

Min TOEFL iBT: 80 (Min Reading: 18.0, Min Writing: 18.0, Min Listening: 18.0, Min Speaking: 18.0)

Min IELTS overall: 6 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)

Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105

NOTE: Applicants interested in applying for direct admission, but are yet to complete an acceptable language test, can do so, but must provide valid results before receiving a final offer letter.

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