Land & Environment

Continuing Education Programming


Pesticide Applicator

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Lawn and Garden Domestic Pesticide Dispenser

All Alberta sales outlets selling Domestic Class Lawn and Garden Pesticides must employ a Certified Pesticide Dispenser. Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispenser Certification ensures that consumers have access to correct information regarding pest control and that someone at each retail outlet has knowledge of pesticide sales regulations and safety requirements. Certificate holders will not be pest control experts, but will be familiar with pesticides, pesticide safety, provincial regulations and provincial reference materials.

As of January 2016, Lawn and Garden Pesticide Dispensers holding a certificate issued prior to January 2012 will be required to recertify. Certifications are valid for five (5) calendar years dated on the applicant's birthday.

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Length of Program/Course:

1 Day

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Program/Course Intakes:

Continuous Enrolment

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Delivery: Home Study, Tutorial, or Custom On-Site Training

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Pesticide Applicator Tutorials

Do you need to obtain your Pesticide Applicator Certificate? Too much information to study on your own?

Industry experts will help you prepare for your Pesticide Applicator Certificate exam. Information is available in-class with hands-on sessions on the information you need for Agriculture, Industrial and Landscape! We have several tutorial sessions options available, and some of our tutorials provide the Continuing Education Units (CEU) needed to keep your certification.

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Length of Program/Course:

Varies Per Tutorial

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Program/Course Intakes:

March 5 - 8, 2018

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Delivery:

Olds Campus

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Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshops

Pesticide Applicator Certificates are issued for up to 5 years. Prior to expiration you have the option to re-certify through Continuing Education Units (CEU). We offer Recertification Workshops to help you succeed. 

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Length of Program/Course:

Morning and/or Afternoon

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Program/Course Intakes:

March 15 - 16, 2018

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Delivery:

Olds Campus

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Professional Development

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Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration Certification Examinations

This voluntary Certification Program is available to active Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration members with five or more years of land experience in the industry. Students will have the opportunity to assess their skills and knowledge and prepare for any of three within their areas of expertise: contract, minerals and surface.

With the successful completion of each or all of the exams, students can confidently assert and affirm that they are a qualified and competent individual within their areas of expertise.

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Length of Program/Course:

2 Hour Exam

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Program/Course Intakes:

April, May, October & November

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Delivery:

Olds Campus

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Decision Making for Wetland Management

Alberta Wetland Policy is creating a rapid and critical need for land managers, land owners and land developers to have specific knowledge and skills about wetlands. 

  • Learn the most up-to-date information about wetlands to effectively and competently make well-informed decisions.
  • Use recent scientific research to gain insight into how wetlands help meet societal needs and how day to day decisions can impact them. 
  • Examine highly relevant scenarios and case studies about land use projects, their potential impact on wetlands, and how emerging assessment tools can be used to determine appropriate courses of action.

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Length of Program/Course:

2 Days

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Program/Course Intakes:

March or May

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Delivery:

Olds Campus

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Introduction to Geographic Information Services

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & QGIS computer programs produce maps, and also link and manage the information associated with features on the maps. This introductory course covers:

  • A basic introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • The importance of Coordinate Systems to a Geographic Information Systems
  • The types of data used in a Geographic Information Systems
  • Some practical uses for Geographic Information Systems in your industry
  • A hands-on examination of some Geographic Information Systems applications in your industry

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Length of Program/Course:

1 or 2 Days

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Program/Course Intakes:

Spring

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Delivery:

Olds Campus

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Introduction to Soil Properties and Vegetation Management

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to:

  • soil formation
  • physical and chemical properties and classification, and
  • sources for soils information.

You will also discuss ecosystems, site preparation and seeding.  This introductory-intermediate level workshop is designed to help you understand data coming in from the field and to prepare you for other environmental courses.

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Length of Program/Course:

2 Days

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Program/Course Intakes:

Dates TBD

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Delivery:

Olds Campus

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Land Agent Licensing

This course reviews all relevant information in the reference manual for Alberta Land Agent as developed by members of the Land Agent Advisory Committee. Students will write instructor prepared land agent’s exams that will prepare them for the government land agent license exams.

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Length of Program/Course:

10 Weeks

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Program/Course Intakes:

Dates TBD

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Delivery:

Online

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Marketing Opportunities Through Conservation Incentive Programs

This course was developed by Ducks Unlimited Canada and supported by the Alberta Real Estate Foundation. After completing the course, you will discover that the benefits of restoration and conservation programs go beyond environmental; they can actually bring you more revenue potential. Course topics include:

  • What is a wetland and why wetlands matter
  • Identifying existing wetlands and wetland restoration opportunities
  • Historic loss of wetlands and the resulting impact on water quality, flooding, drought and biodiversity
  • Societal attitudes regarding wetlands and how they are changing
  • Wetland and upland restoration and conservation incentive programs offered by DUC including the Revolving Land Conservation Purchase program, Wetland Restoration Lease program, and conservation easements, and how they can enhance your business
  • Geographic areas that offer the most potential for conservation and wetland restoration programs

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Length of Program/Course:

1 Day

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Program/Course Intakes:

Dates TBD

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Delivery:

Olds Campus

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Reclamation

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Reclamation Workshops

Fundamentals of Reclamation | May 29 - 30
The reclamation of disturbed sites is an important part of the Oil & Gas Industry. Gain a basic understanding of the evaluation methods and field practices related to re-establishing soils and vegetation.

Oilfield Reclamation | February 5 - April 13
Land Reclamation is an ever-growing issue in Alberta’s oil and gas industry. In this online course, you will receive an overview of petroleum facilities and production practices as they relate to land disturbance. You will also review regulatory criteria procedures and equipment used to assess and reclaim disturbed cultivated, forested, and rangeland sites.

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Length of Workshop:

Length Varies

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Program/Course Intakes:

Intakes Vary

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Delivery:

Online & On-Campus

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Full-Time Certificate, Diplomas & Degrees

Offering full-time studies in Land & Environment, including: