About Us

Average Class Size

Our average class size is 25

Students From Alberta

80% of students are from Alberta

Student Enrolment

3200 students enrolled in Olds College last year

Male - Female Ratio

50/50 ratio of male to female students

Olds College - EST 1913

Founded in 1913, Olds College has been offering quality hands-on education for over a century. We are a distinct, provincially focused institution that supports the teaching and learning of all Albertans. Through our regular programming, continued education, and online and blended programming, we provide accessible educational opportunities within Alberta and beyond. We are passionate about the Agriculture industry. Through our applied research and integrated learning, we are proud to be Canada’s Smart Agriculture College, specializing in agriculture, horticulture, land and environmental stewardship. We work closely with industry to advance and adapt our programming to ensure our graduates have the skills to succeed.

Vision, Value & Mission Statements


Olds College shall be the premier integrated learning and applied research community specializing in agriculture, horticulture, land and environmental stewardship.


At Olds College we value
  • Empowerment of Learners
  • Rural Community Development
  • Teamwork
  • Continuous Improvement


Our Mission is to create an environment for learning, inquiry, partnership and communication that supports our students, our employees and our communities in the service of society.

College Outcome Statement

Accessibility - Olds College, in conjunction with other post-secondary institutions and partners, will operate strategically to provide access to learning opportunities.

Centre of Specialization - Olds College will be the leading centre of specialization in agriculture, horticulture and land-based education, entrepreneurship and applied research.

Responsiveness - Olds College will anticipate and respond quickly and effectively to opportunities and demands as a result of changes in industry, governments, technology and society.
Accountability - Olds College will achieve excellence in educational outcomes while remaining fiscally responsible.

Sustainability - Olds College will achieve sustainable operations based on multiple bottom-line concepts.