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Animal Health Technology
Located in Olds in central Alberta, Olds College serves over 1,800 students in credit programs. Focusing on hands-on training, Olds College offers programs located in specialized facilities including a meat cutting facility, expansive greenhouse facility, a heavy equipment maintenance bay, farrier lab, indoor landscape pavilion, and many labs for soils, chemistry and entomology.
Olds College students may enrol in certificate, diploma and degree programs in areas such as agriculture, animal sciences, business administration, environment, horticulture, land, technology and trades. The Olds College community includes dozens of student clubs, ranging from athletic leagues to an award-winning rodeo club. The Olds campus houses a modern fitness centre, tennis courts, soccer fields and a swimming pool, as well as a new student residence, an extensive library, fine arts centre and a botanic garden.
Program Type Standard
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Available
- 65% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
- 65% or better in Math 30-1 or 30-2
- 65% or better in Biology 30
- 65% or better in Chemistry 30
- Complete 40 hours of job shadowing and/or employment
- Submit a Verification Form to verify the 40 required hours in a single Canadian veterinary clinic, Canadian SPCA, Humane Society, Animal Shelter or Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre provided it is affiliated with a licensed veterinarian or practice.
- Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement
Alternate Admission: Prospective applicants who do not meet the academic requirements for the Animal Health Technology Diploma program may be eligible for alternate admission to the AHT Diploma program if:
- they have a 50% or higher in the four academic requirements for the Animal Health Technology Diploma program (English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2, Math 30-1 or 30-2, Biology 30 and Chemistry 30); AND
- successfully complete the Veterinary Medical Receptionist Certificate program with a 3.5 GPA or higher
Refer to the Olds College website www.oldscollege.ca for detailed application information.
The program will begin with two online courses which will be completed prior to arrival on campus.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.
Tuition $9,623.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $4,807.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,600.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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Updated September 26, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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