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Animal Science

Continuing Education Programming

  • Beef Production Certificate

    Beef Production Certificate

    This exciting new beef certificate will provide online training to students interested, or already employed, in the livestock work force. Each course within this certificate can be taken as a stand- alone course to enhance your current skill set, or you can combine all five to complete your beef production certificate. Course specifics include:

    • Beef Production Systems
    • Basic Handling, Facilities and Equipment
    • Pasture and Grazing Management
    • Applied Nutrition and Feeding
    • Beef Health and Disease

    Intake Dates: January, March, May, August, October

    Delivery: Online

    Costs & Fees: $799 + GST per course


  • Cattle Artificial Insemination

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    During this intensive 4-day course, students are introduced to all aspects of artificial insemination and herd reproduction management; this includes the opportunity for both classroom learning and plenty of hands-on experience. Lectures will provide an understanding of controlled breeding, sire selection and nutrition while quality speakers share their insights on nutrition, Expected Progeny Differences (EPD’s) and synchronization.

    Dates: December 8-11, 2022

    Costs: $899 + GST


  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Are you an RVT with a lapsed or non-practicing license and you're looking to update your skills and become recertified?

    Are you an RVT that wants to hone your skills in a specific area?

    If you answered yes to either of the questions above, we have new training coming soon! To learn more, email

    Coming soon in 2023! Update/refresher courses offered in the following areas:
    • Pharmaceutical Product Refresh and Update on New Medicines
    • Hands Free Radiology Techniques
    • Anesthesia Refresher Training In Small Animals 


  • Veterinary Practice Management

    Student holding a kitten inside a Veterinary Practice

    What can you expect from this program/course?

    All course work in this certificate program is assignment, quiz and interactive forum based. Assignments have been designed to allow you to create working documents that you can implement in the clinic immediately to improve business results. Although this is an online program, each course is led by an instructor with years of hands-on experience working as a Veterinary Practice Manager. You will receive coaching, feedback, and have the opportunity to interact with other course participants and your instructor via online forums framed to further your learning. This program is ideal for those actively working in a veterinary clinic and interested in leading best business practices.

    Delivery: Online

    Dates: Course start dates vary

    Tuition: $799/course


  • Introduction to Veterinary Medicine for Teens

    Veterinary student listening in class

    What it is like to work in a veterinary clinic or other animal care related business? This veterinary science camp will show you! Through classroom learning, demonstration and hands-on learning opportunities you will learn basic skills and become familiar with various career opportunities related to veterinary science.

    If you are between the ages of 13-16, considering a career in the veterinary industry, and want to understand the different roles that are available as options, then this course may be for you. You will learn some basics of animal care & first aid:

    • Animal Behavior, Safety, Handling & Restraint
    • General Animal Health Assessment & Physical Exams
    • Basic First Aid
    • Bandaging Techniques

    Intake 1: August 14 - 17, 2023

    Delivery: Olds Campus

    Costs: $595, all materials and field day trip are included


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