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Schools & Faculty

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School of Life Science & Business

The School of Life Science & Business provides dynamic high-tech, hands-on learning opportunities in support of animal health, business and horticulture. The School is also home to the National Meat Training Centre and the Olds College Botanic Gardens. A variety of certificates, diplomas and applied degrees are granted from the School of Life Science & Business. 

Fields of study offered within the School of Life Science & Business

Dean: Dalin Bullock 
Associate Dean: Mary Medinsky 

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School of Trades & Skills

The School of Trades & Skills is dedicated to creating the next generation of skilled trades workers. Working closely with industry, the School provides learners with education in a variety of trades and apprenticeships using the newest equipment. The School is also home to the Olds College Brewery.  

Fields of study offered within the School of Trades & Skills

Dean: Dan Daley
Associate Dean: Dennis Beaudoin

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Werklund School of Agriculture Technology

The Werklund School of Agriculture Technology’s vision is to be a globally recognized school of knowledge and innovation, focused on technology, hands-on skills development, applied research, industry and international collaboration initiatives. Through design-based learning, students are encouraged to look at the challenges facing industry and come up with collective solutions through the use of technology. A variety of certificates, diplomas, applied degrees and post-diploma certificates are offered in agriculture, agriculture technology, and land and environment. 

The Werklund School of Agriculture Technology is a place to celebrate and emphasize the power of transdisciplinary thought and recognition that agriculture, land, and the environment are intricately woven into every aspect of our lives. We are a leader in purpose driven learning experiences for our students and we strive to advance applied science and leadership in systems involving food, agriculture, land, and the environment. We recognize that tomorrow’s jobs and careers will evolve from the opportunities that are being experienced today in our learning environments. The Werklund School of Agriculture Technology provides an ideal environment for the growth and development of well-rounded global citizens who are empowered to overcome global challenges.

The Werklund School of Agriculture Technology focuses on four key areas: land and environmental resources; agriculture and technological systems; agricultural communications; and social, physical and economic sustainability.

Fields of study offered within the Werklund School of Agriculture Technology

Dean: James Benkie
Associate Dean: Christine Chalaturnyk 

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