Explore Olds College with our Open Studies option!

Open Studies

Open Studies allows you to:

  • Take courses for your own general interest or professional development.
  • Find your passion and see if a particular program is a right fit.
  • Ease into post-secondary education if you have been away from formal education for a while.
  • Take one or more academic upgrading courses (dependent on your maximum per semester credit limit), allowing you to meet the admission requirements for a certificate or diploma program should you wish to apply to in the future.


Open Studies provides you with the opportunity to explore credit courses from a range of Olds College programs.

Program Description

Open Studies allows students to take credit courses for personal interest or to build professional knowledge and skills. Students will be allowed into courses providing prerequisites have been met and there is space in the class.

Good reasons to enrol!

  • To receive specialized training
  • To explore career areas
  • To add to present training and experience
  • To gain employability skills in specific career areas
  • To complete courses for transfer to other program areas
  • To gain admission requirements to other programs at the college
  • To develop an individualized program based on specific needs and interests

Additional Information

  • Open studies is not a program that leads to a certificate or diploma.
  • Students may study full or part-time (9 or more credits) or part-time (8 or less credits) based upon the advice of the Olds College Program Coordinator.
  • Students may qualify for government student loans if registered in 3 or more courses, totalling 9 or more credits, per semester. (Government student loans are only available for one year of Open Studies).
  • Only certain courses are available for enrolment. Courses may be limited by class size, co-requisites, pre-requisites and some courses are only open to program specific students.
  • Transfer credit is not assessed while in Open studies: however, if you subsequently apply for and are admitted to an Olds College certificate or diploma, transfer credit may be assessed at that time.
  • The Program Coordinator for Open Studies will work with admitted students to determine an appropriate course load as well as assist with course selection.

Admission Requirements

There are no admission requirements to enter Open Studies; however, please submit your high school and any post-secondary transcripts as these will be retained on file.

Career Coach

Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

Career Coach: Open Studies

 

Costs

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This data comes from our academic database and is for the most current academic year.

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Olivia Knight

Student Advisor - Transfer Credit
Office of the Registrar

Phone: (403) 556-8281
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 ext 8281
Fax: 1 (403) 556-4711
Email: studentservices@oldscollege.ca
Location: Bell e-Learning Centre

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Enrolment Advisor

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.