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Race Horse Groom Training Groom Training
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 Only
- Distance Learning Available
This is an employment-driven program where Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) is making a commitment to training and hiring professional grooms. Students are expected to maintain a minimum 70% average in order to be licensed by HRA and work in the industry. Students should also be aware that this is a physically demanding program, representative of what would be expected with any subsequent employment in the industry.
Blended online and in person courses
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Updated September 14, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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