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  • Olds College
    For almost a century, our emphasis on hands-on training, applied research, and innovative learning has resulted in graduates who are in-demand and have the skills and the tools they need to succeed.
  • Facilities
    Olds College has advanced educational facilities, providing valuable hands-on experience for future success. We provide plenty of comforts, including on-campus residences, gym, fitness centre, a swimming pool, and more.
  • Beautiful Grounds
    The Botanic Gardens an aesthetically beautiful, diverse and well-maintained garden and constructed wetlands. Not just a walk down the garden path, the gardens are designed to meet the instructional needs of courses and programs on campus.
  • Calgary Campus
    The Olds College Calgary Campus is home the The Fashion Institute and the Fashion Programs. The establishment of an Olds College Campus in Calgary greatly enhances learner access to Olds College

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Presidents Message
A message from
Dr. H. J. (Tom) Thompson
President, Olds College. 

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Olds College is on the forefront of education and the first college that has stepped up to make sure its learners are ready for entrepreneurship.

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Botanical Gardens
The gardens are ever-changing! We have new activities, new plants and new blooms every year!

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Calgary Campus
Nestled in downtown Calgary, The Fashion Institute by Olds College is home to two distinctive programs for the fashion industry. 

About Olds College


Olds College Switchboard

Phone:
 
1 (403) 556-8281
Toll Free:
 1-800-661-6537
Fax:
 1 (403) 556-4711

Olds College
4500 - 50th Street
Olds, AB, Canada T4H 1R6
 

About Olds College

Olds College first opened its doors on November 21, 1913, then named the Olds School of Agriculture and Home Economics.  Students studied field husbandry, farm mechanics and domestic science, emphasized hands-on training and learning the most up to date techniques.  Program areas divided along traditional gender roles, with women learning sewing, cooking and home care and men focusing on farm, business and agricultural courses.

Move forward 100 years, and Olds College still upholds the values and traditions that date back to our beginning, including small class sizes, specialized training and extension education. Courses today still emphasize practical, hands-on training, just like the first courses back in 1913.

As Canadian industry has grown, so too has Olds College. For almost a century, our emphasis on hands-on training, applied research, and innovative learning has resulted in graduates who are in-demand and have the skills and the tools they need to succeed. Students come from every province in Canada, and ten countries around the world to experience the College's unique brand of quality education.

As we look to the future, and as Canada's population continues to grow and become more urbanized, Olds College and its programs will continue to advance and adapt to meet the changing needs of industry and entrepreneurs. Our international reputation is growing, as we have spearheaded projects in more than 30 countries. Olds College will continue to strive be the premier Canadian integrated learning and applied research community specializing in agriculture, horticulture, and land and environmental management. Olds College is an environment for learning, inquiry partnership and communication that supports our students, our employees and our communities in the service of society. 

In the Community

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As a historical landmark of Olds, and host to multiple annual events, Olds College plays a big role in the community.

Our Facilities


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From professional green houses, botanical gardens, indoor landscape pavillion, riding arenas, acres of farm land to our downtown Calgary Fashion Institute campus, Olds College has some of the best training facilities in Canada.

Explore our facilities

Vision, Mission and Values

Learn about the Olds College Vision, Mission and Values. Also learn about our 5 Outcome Statements: Accessibility, Centre of Specialization, Responsiveness, Accountability, and Sustainability.

 

Campus Alberta Central

Can't come to Olds to take Olds College courses? Check out Campus Alberta Central.

Ask Us or Visit Us

Still have questions? Ask Us. Or take advantage of our many opportunities to come for a campus visit. Register online or contact our Campus Visit Coordinator, or check out our VIRTUAL TOUR.

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Google Map of the Olds Campus

Get Directions to the campus from the Calgary Airport