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Green Certificate

Olds College is proud to offer Green Certificate Agricultural Apprenticeship Training for High School Students in Central Alberta in collaboration with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) and Alberta Education.

The Green Certificate Program provides trainees with opportunities to enter a variety of agriculture-related, structured learning pathways as a part of their senior high school program and to earn up to 16 Grade 12 diploma credits and a credential leading to a career in agribusiness. Students learn on the job, under the direction of experienced farm personnel. Trainees select one of the specializations and under the guidance of their own trainer, work towards mastering all skills within their training program including:

  • Beekeeper
  • Cow Calf Beef
  • Dairy
  • Equine
  • Feedlot Beef
  • Field Crop
  • Greenhouse
  • Irrigated Field Crop
  • Poultry – Broiler Chicken
  • Poultry – Hatching Egg
  • Poultry – Table Egg
  • Poultry – Turkey
  • Sheep
  • Swine

Green Certificate Testing

At the completion of training in each section of each Green Certificate program, students will attend Olds College, on a test day, to be formally evaluated on their knowledge and skills to determine if the student has met the general and specific outcomes specified for the course.

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Test Requests for November 2020

Test Schedule


Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities are unique events designed to give students additional information about the College through a guided campus tour and program session, while learning from our instructors and gaining skills for their Green Certificate program.


Young Farm Worker Safety Training Workshop

Date: TBD 
Location: TBD
Cost: TBD

15 years running! We are excited to bring you this year's edition of the Young Farm Workers Safety Training Workshop. We cover a variety of farm safety topics that could include THINK IT THRU, Hazard Assessment, Mental Wellness in Ag, Livestock Safety, Bin Safety, Power Line Safety, Equine First Aid, Fire Safety, Fire Extinguisher Safety Training, etc. You will also be involved in a recruitment presentation to explore educational opportunities at our College. This Safety Training Workshop can qualify you for 1 High School Credit for AGR2950.

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Green Certificate Equine Reproduction Workshop

Date: TBD

Registration numbers will be limited to the first 20 students, so please register promptly.

You will have campus visit and presentation designed to help you explore educational opportunities and gain experience needed for your Equine Green Certificate program. Dr. Marion Anderson, Chair of the Equine Science program, will be presenting “Describe and Understand the Reproductive Cycle”, "Distinguish Between Features of a Horse's Reproductive Cycle", “Understanding Different Breeding Technologies" and "Compare Breeding Methods".


Green Certificate Large Animal Anatomy Workshop

Date: TBD

Registration numbers will be limited to the first 20 students, so please register promptly.

You will have a campus visit and presentation designed to help you explore educational opportunities and gain experience needed for your Green Certificate program. Neil French will be presenting “Cattle Physiology and Anatomy”.