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Olds College is excited to offer online microcredentials that align with some of the most desired skills sought by top industries.

A microcredential is a shorter or compressed course that provides a certification of assessed competencies that is additional, alternate, complementary to, or a component of a formal qualification. They can be achieved through the completion of the training, including assessment, or through the assessment only.

Digital Badges

Upon successful completion of an assessment at the end of a micro-credential, learners will receive a Digital Badge. The digital badge represents the completion of a micro-credential and various competencies, which can be from multiple organizations. The badges help you tell your professional story in a way that is complete and validated. You have control over where you share them and future employers are immediately able to view qualifications related to specific skills. You can share badges with anyone, wherever and however you like, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, via email or embedded in a website etc.

Digital badges at Olds College are managed by you through the College’s digital wallet powered by

Managing My Credentials

Current Offerings

Microcredentials have been developed to allow students to gain or verify knowledge in certain areas. Certain microcredentials have laddering possibilities. Students who complete all required microcredentials within a predefined area will also receive the badge for that set of competencies. Students who complete all required badges within a course will also receive credit for that course.


Animal Science

Beverage Production

Cannabis Legislation & Documentation

These credentials introduce important government legislation and regulations associated with the legal production of Cannabis in Canada. Students will develop a critical understanding related to the need for documentation, packaging and secure product maintenance. In addition, students will acquire an understanding of operating procedures and how these reflect Good Production Practices in the pursuit of compliance with quality standards.   

Horticulture for Cannabis Production

These credentials introduce key management, harvesting and pest management information as it specifically applies to Cannabis production. Students will develop a crucial understanding of Cannabis plant form. In addition, students will itemize the requirements for sanitation in the individual grow room and throughout the facility. Students will also develop an advanced understanding of permissible products and practices that can be brought to bear in the management of pests and diseases.

Introduction to Horticulture Production

Introduction for Crop Production & Facilities

These credentials provide students with an introduction to commercial growing facilities and their associated crop production systems. Environmental management & control, irrigation systems, soil management and pest control are explored in the context of crop production.


Weed Management