Land & Environment

At Olds College we see ourselves as stewards of the land. Every area in which we work, study, and live is directly related to the world around us. Industry trusts us to be a first class training institution in the area of Land & Environment training, specifically in training Land Agents, and Land and Water professionals.

Surface Land Management (Formerly Land Agent)

In the Surface Land Management Program, you will learn how to work with industry, government and landowner stakeholders to arrive at mutually beneficial solutions to the acquisition of land for well sites, pipeline routes, highways and utility right of ways and alternate energy sites. Olds College is the leading educational institution in the training of surface land agents in Western Canada. You can play a vital part in negotiating land agreements while acting as a liaison between corporate or government agencies and the landowner. With our hands-on training in classrooms, labs and field settings you will learn how to play a pivotal role in the acquisition of land.

This program will teach you

  • Land acquisition land administration
  • Land and agricultural management systems
  • Legal rights
  • Petroleum fundamentals
  • Specialized land and petroleum terminology

During your second year as a student, you will participate in a practicum assignment to further develop your skills.

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Length of Program:

2 Years

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Program Intake:

September

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Delivery:

Olds Campus

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Land and Water Resources Diploma

Get involved in Land Reclamation and Remediation or Environmental Stewardship and Rural Planning, through the only certified planning diploma in Western Canada. Put yourself on a career path constructing a positive and sustainable environment for future generations.

Land Reclamation and Remediation Major

The reclamation industry helps ensure disturbed or contaminated land is put back to its original state. Reclamation has become big business, especially in Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan.

This major prepares graduates for careers in land reclamation, environmental stewardship and rural planning emphasizing environmentally sustainable land management practices.

Environmental Stewardship and Rural Planning Major

As our population grows, there is an increased need for rural and urban development. Planners have the knowledge and put the plans into place which improve public and private developmental decisions.

This major prepares its graduates for careers in land reclamation, environmental stewardship and rural planning emphasizing environmentally sustainable land management practices.

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Length of Program:

2 Years

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Program Intake:

September

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Delivery:

Olds Campus

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Post-Diploma Certificate

The one-year Post-Diploma Certificate (30 credits) at Olds College is designed to enhance your previously obtained post-secondary education with practical and employable skills in an area of specialization. Through a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on learning on the Olds College farm, landscape pavilion, in greenhouses, and in-field experiences, students will benefit from small class sizes and instructors with extensive knowledge and experience. 

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Continuing Education

Offering short courses and extended education in Land & Environment, including: