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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 Certificate
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
- 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
- 50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2
- 50% or better in one of Biology 20 OR Chemistry 20 OR Science 20
- 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)
The applicant is required to complete the online Applicant Questionnaire and submit to Olds College. This is the applicant’s opportunity to demonstrate their experience and knowledge with horses to adequately cope with the course material. Students are also required to submit 50 hours of industry experience working alongside a Farrier.
There is a strong demand for this program; therefore applicants should pay close attention to the admission requirements and submit documentation in a timely manner.
Admitted students are required to bring their own tools to the program.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.
Tuition $5,366.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,700.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,474.00 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 December 03, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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