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Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is an Alberta public post-secondary institution located in Olds, Alberta, established in 1913 as Olds Agricultural College.

World Ranking 9169

Continental Ranking 2250

Country Rank 129


English Language requirements:

IELTS: no band below 5.5, with an overall band score of no less than 6.0.

TOEFL: Internet-based test – overall score of no less than 80 with no academic section below 18
(CAEL) Online – overall score of no less than 60, with no band below 50

Olds College Fees

Post-Diploma Certificate

Length of Program: One year

Method of Delivery: On-Campus

Program Intakes: Fall Intake (September program start)

Applications Open: October for the Fall Intake

Credential: Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a Post-Diploma Certificate

Admission Requirements

GPA of 2.5 in a previous diploma or degree

Tuition: $5,635 / Fees: $1,370 / Books & Supplies: $2,000

Certificates:

Agriculture Communications Certificate

Tuition: $6,220 / Fees: $1,490 / Books & Supplies: $200

Applications Open: October

Length of Program: One Year

Admission Requirements:

55% for English 30-1 or 65% for English 30-2

50% or better in one of Biology 20 OR Chemistry 20 OR Science 20

Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement

Agriculture Sales & Customer Support Certificate

Applications Open: Continuous

Length of Program: 10 months

Admission Requirements:

16 years of age or older

Alberta High School Diploma or its equivalent or qualify as a mature student

Business Management Certificate

Applications Open: October

Length of Program: One Year

Admissions Requirements

50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2

50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2

Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement

Tuition: $5,635

Fees: $1,370

Books & Supplies: $2,000

Equine Care & Management Certificate

Applications Open: October

Length of Program: One Year

Admission Requirements:

A) 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2

B) 50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2

C) 50% or better in one of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, or Science 20

Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement

Tuition: $5,665 / Fees: $1,400 / Books & Supplies: $500

Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate

Applications Open: October, February

Length of Program: 12 Weeks

Admission Requirements:

High School Diploma or its equivalent

Minimum of 18 years of age upon completion of the program

Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement

Tuition: $13,875/ Fees: $510 / Books & Supplies: $1,000

Bachelor degree:

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree – Agribusiness

Applications Open: October

Length of Program: Diploma + minimum 16 months

Admission Requirements:

2.5 GPA in the 60 credits from an Olds College diploma or a 2.5 GPA or 75% in an equivalent program

Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement

Year 3: Tuition: $5,635 / Fees: $1,370 / Books & Supplies: $1,500

Year 4: Tuition: $4,790 / Fees: $820 / Books & Supplies: $0

Bachelor of Digital Agriculture Degree

Applications Open: October

Length of Program: Four Years

Admission Requirements:

Applicants to this program will be admitted on a first qualified, first admitted admission process. A minimum admission average of 65% is required and is calculated

Tuition: $6,100 / Fees: $1,400 / Books & Supplies: $1,250

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree – Horticulture

Applications Open: October

Length of Program: Diploma + Two Years

Admission Requirements:

2.5 GPA in the 60 credits from the Olds College Horticulture Technologist Diploma, or an equivalent program, or a degree in a closely related area.

OR Certified Journeyperson Landscape Horticulturist with a Red Seal

Year 3: Tuition: $5,075 / Fees: $1,185 / Books & Supplies: $500

Year 4: Tuition: $5,350 / Fees: $900 / Books & Supplies: $0

Pre-Employment Programs

Pre-Employment Heavy Equipment Technician

Applications Open: October, February

Length of Program: 12 Weeks

Admission Requirements:

Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement

Completion of Grade 11

Tuition: $6,845 / Fees: $510 / Books & Supplies: $320

Pre-Employment Motorcycle Mechanic

Applications Open: February

Length of Program: 12 Weeks

Admission Requirements:

Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement

Completion of Grade 11.

Tuition: $6,845 / Fees: $510 / Books & Supplies: $320

International Applicants:

Olds College welcomes applications from International Applicants and those who have completed their high school education outside of Canada. Please note, it is still necessary to meet all of the noted admission requirements, including English Language Proficiency.

Application Process

The preferred method of applying for study at Olds College is through the https://www.applyalberta.ca/

International applicants pay an application fee of $160 (GST included).

Application Dates

October 5: applications open for programs beginning the following July – December, including AHT Spring

December 7: applications open for AHT Fall

February 1: applications open for programs beginning the following January – April

March 1: applications open for AHT Winter

Olds College Scholarships:

Now accepting applications for 2022 – 2023!

Apply by January 31, 2023 to qualify for winter 2023 awards.

Please note: students must be enrolled in the current academic year to qualify.

Fall 2023 students will have access to the online application on August 15, 2023.

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 212 Award

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science – Horticulture program. Financial need; academic proficiency; positive work ethic and attitude; demonstrates an interest and promise of success in a career related to the motion picture industry.

Award

$1000 – up to 1 student(s)

Deadline

2023/01/31

Dan Fullerton Memorial Award for Agriculture

Award provides financial assistance to deserving Olds College Students. Financial Need; Displays Leadership at Olds College or in agriculture outside the college; Focus on international agriculture, international business.

Donor

Art and Shirley Froehlich (Dan Fullerton Memorial)

Award

$2500 – up to 1 student(s)

Kent Ward Memorial Entrance Award

Students entering their first year of full time studies in the Agricultural Management program at Olds College (preference given to International students). Financial need.

Donor

Kent Ward Memorial Fund

Award

$500 – up to 1 student(s)

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