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Post-Diploma Certificate

Post-Diploma Certificate

Enhance your previously obtained post-secondary education with practical and employable skills.

The one-year post-diploma certificate (30 credits) at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is designed to enhance your previously obtained post-secondary education with practical and employable skills in an area of specialization such as Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Business and/or Environment.

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. This program is also suited for recent graduates who have earned a diploma or degree in a general field like business or science, and 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.


Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a post-diploma certificate.

Post-diploma certificate programs prepare individuals for employment in a specialized role, or for further study. Post-diploma certificates are not a graduate level credential and new international applicants will be required to obtain a provincial attestation letter for their study permit application. 

  • 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.

  • Please refer to the current Fee Schedule for complete details.

    Tuition, Fees & Payments

    Scholarships & Student Awards

    Olds College of Agriculture & Technology offers over 450 awards, valued at $500,000+ in scholarships, bursaries and prizes. Thanks to our industry partners, alumni, and friends of Olds College we are fortunate to offer a generous student awards program to students.

    For additional information on scholarships, bursaries and prizes at Olds College, visit Scholarships & Awards.

    Entrance Awards Available!

    Entrance awards range from $250 - $1,500 for students applying for the upcoming academic year and have paid the tuition deposit by the deadline.

    Awards are selected randomly from those that have applied and qualify based on the criteria.
    Award will be applied as a tuition credit to the student's account after the add/drop course deadline, confirming full-time attendance. Not all that apply will receive an entrance award.
    Student Funding

    For information on how to apply for government student loans, financial aid or for help with financial planning, visit our Student Funding page.

    • 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.

    Academic Calendar: View Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

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Program at a Glance

Length: One year

Delivery Method: On-Campus

Program Intake: Fall

Applications Open: October

Program Status: Open