Olds College

Olds College

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Institute Overview

Located in Olds, Alberta, Olds College leads real-life, hands-on education in Canada. Students can explore their passion for a career in a variety of disciplines such as Business, Fashion, Animal Sciences, Horticulture, Land & Environment, Mechanics & Trades and Agriculture.


Olds College is located just off Highway #2, and is approximately 30 minutes from Red Deer, 45 minutes from Calgary, and just under two hours from Banff. The town has a wide range of facilities, both recreational and educational. These include a swimming pool, fitness centre, housing options, dinning hall, cafeteria, library, bookstore and various health and wellness and counselling services.

Institute Accreditation

Provincial Accreditation

Colleges in Canada Alberta Advanced Education and Technology

Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates Offered

Colleges in Canada Bachelor's Degrees 3 - 4 yrs
Colleges in Canada Certificates < 1 yr
Colleges in Canada Diplomas 1 - 3 yrs
Colleges in Canada University Transfer Programs

Program Majors

Prgram Majors Agriculture
Prgram Majors Applied Business Technology
Prgram Majors Business Administration
Prgram Majors Design & Applied Arts
Prgram Majors Humanities
Prgram Majors Natural Sciences
Prgram Majors Trades & Apprenticeships

Academic Options for Students

Colleges in Canada Co-op Education/Work Experience Programs
Colleges in Canada Online Programs
Colleges in Canada Part-Time Programs

Admissions & Tuition

# Students Admitted to 1st Year:  620
 % Accepted: 90
 Minimum GPA: 50.0
 Application Deadline
Notification of Acceptance
Advanced Acceptance to Fall Semester: 
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Annual Tuition (C$): 4,500
Student Health Care Coverage: Available Through Institution
Institute Scholarships & Bursaries Available: Yes
Estimated Total Cost of Tuition for Degree/Diploma (C$): 9,000

Scholarships/Awards and Financial Assistance

Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Bursary Programs
Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Emergency Loan Programs
Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Loan Programs
Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Scholarship Programs
Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Work Opportunities Programs

Institute Support for Students

Colleges in Canada Academic Counselling
Colleges in Canada Career and Employment Counselling
Colleges in Canada Disabilities Resources
Colleges in Canada Health Services
Colleges in Canada Incoming Student Orientation and Advising
Colleges in Canada Peer Counselling and Buddy Programs

Buildings & Facilities

Olds College students learn in specialized facilities such as:
- a new indoor equestrian facility
- the most greenhouse space of any college in Canada
- a modern meat cutting facility with a retail outlet
- award winning grounds with flowerbeds that are living labs
- John Deere labs with the newest equipment
- a 3,600 square foot heavy equipment maintenance bay
- a 20 acre plot where students use heavy equipment to create a mock subdivision
- specialized, modern sewing labs

Olds College
4500 - 50th Street
Olds, Alberta T4H 1R6
Phone:  1-800-661-6537
Fax: 1-403-556-4711

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Institute Overview
Canadian Schools Year Institute Founded: 1913
Canadian Schools # of Full-Time Faculty: 100
Canadian Schools Opportunities for Part-Time Study: Yes
Canadian Schools Opportunities for Online Study: Yes
Canadian Schools # of Campuses: 2
Canadian Schools Campus Setting (Main Campus): Rural
Canadian Schools Nearest City (Main Campus): Red Deer
Canadian Schools City Population: 8,000
Canadian Schools Cost of Living: Medium
Canadian Schools Climate Range: -20°C to 20°C

Student Profile
Canadian Schools Total Undergraduate Program Enrolment (all years): 1,300
Canadian Schools % of Out-of-Province Students (all years): 25
Canadian Schools % of Undergraduate International Students (all years): 5
Canadian Schools # Countries of Origin: 11 - 20
Canadian Schools Famous Alumni:
  Cheri Milaney

On-Campus Housing
Canadian Schools On-campus Housing Available: Yes
Canadian Schools # Students with On-campus Housing: 350
Canadian Schools Preference Given to Entering Students: First come/First served
Canadian Schools  Per Semester/with Meal Plan (C$): 3,000
Canadian Schools Style of Accommodation:
  Canadian Colleges Non-coed (single sex)
Canadian Schools Type of Accommodation:
  Canadian Colleges Double Rooms
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