Post-Diploma Certificate

Length of Program:  1 YearProgram Intakes:  Fall Intake (September program start)


Post-Diploma Certificate

Applications Open: October 1

Length of Program: 1 Year

Program Status: Open

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 (e.g., Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Business and Environment).

Olds College Campus Fall View of Land Science Centre

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.

Who is this program for?

  • The Post-Diploma Certificate is ideal for international students who have earned a diploma or equivalent in their home country and are looking for a international experience.  International students should review our international webpage.

  • The Post-Diploma Certificate is also suited for recent graduates who have earned a diploma or degree in a general field like business or science, and who are looking to round out their education with focused and career-ready skills.

  • The Post-Diploma Certificate may also be an excellent choice for mature learners with previous education and who are looking to retrain for a new career.

Course Selection

  • Students will be contacted by a Student Advisor approximately one month prior to the start date of the program to select courses:

  • Students will select suitable courses based on availability;

  • Course selections will normally be from one area of specialization, however applicable courses from other areas of study may be considered.

Program Details

Credential: Post-Diploma Certificate

Length of Program: 1 year

Method of Delivery: Olds Campus

Program Intakes: Fall Intake (September program start)

Program Dates: Please visit our Dates & Schedules page to confirm start and end dates of your desired program and confirm campus closures.

Applications Open: October 1 for the Fall Intake

Selection Process for Admission: First Qualified, First Accepted

Tuition, Mandatory Fees, Books, and Supplies: Please refer to the current Fee Schedule for details

  • Tuition: $5,020 / Fees: $1,300 / Books & Supplies: $1,500

* Please note that international students pay 3.5 times the domestic tuition amount. These fees are provided as estimates only for the purposes of budgeting. All students should refer to the Fee Schedule for the most accurate information and all fees are subject to change.*

Admission Requirements

  • GPA of 2.5 in a previous diploma or degree;

Please Note:

  • Students may not receive advance credit/standing based on credits considered as part of the admission requirement;

  • Up to 12 students can be enrolled each year on a first qualified, first admitted basis.

Ready to apply?

Visit our Admissions page for more info or go to Apply Alberta to submit an online application!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take this program over 2 years?

No, this program is to be completed in two consecutive terms.

What can I do with this program?

This program is intended to supplement and enhance your previous education, and provide more employable skills for specific sectors.

Can I take more then one major?
No, due to the structure and delivery of this program students are not able to complete more than one major of this Post-Diploma Certificate.
Can I transfer from this program to another program at Olds College?

Yes, courses from the Post-Diploma Program may be applied towards other programs at Olds College. For information regarding admission to other programs please see the Office of the Registrar.

Does this program qualify for Alberta Student Aid (student loans) and Olds College scholarships and bursaries?
Can I transfer credits from another institution to this program?

No. Credits from this program cannot be transferred.