Microcredentials & Digital Badges



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

What Are Microcredentials?

A Microcredential is 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. 

Benefits of Microcredentials


Gain practical skills to advance your career or start a new one.


Validate existing skills that demonstrate your capabilities.


Learn at your own pace


Complete most offerings in less than a month.

Digital Badges

Microcredentials can also be combined into digital badges. Because learners have control over where they share them, future employers are immediately able to view qualifications related to specific skills. You can earn microcredentials and badges representing various competencies and from multiple organizations. They help you tell your professional story in a way that is complete and validated. You can share your badges with anyone you like, wherever you like, and however you like including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, via email, embedded in a website etc.

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

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.

Cannabis Retail

Canada has been given a unique opportunity with the nation-wide legalization of recreational cannabis. The recreational cannabis industry continues to expand to meet the demand. The front-line of this industry is retail specialists. To be effective and maintain mobility, retailers need to be prepared with knowledge of cannabis history, regulation, genetics, plant biology, human physiology, product knowledge and application. CNB 7100 will lay the foundations of cannabis knowledge through a research-based approach, ideal for retailers, educators, and others to enhance their theoretical and practical skills in this burgeoning industry.

Cannabis Sativa L.

Cannabis Products

Cannabis Use in Canada

Cannabis and Consumers